Job 11 CEBA/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Zophar from Naamah responded: 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:
2 Should all these words go unanswered or a wordy man be justified? 2 "Are all these words to go unanswered? Is this talker to be vindicated?
3 Will your idle talk silence everyone; will you mock and not be put to shame? 3 Will your idle talk reduce men to silence? Will no one rebuke you when you mock?
4 You've said, "My teaching is pure, and I'm clean in God's eyes." 4 You say to God, 'My beliefs are flawless and I am pure in your sight.'
5 But oh, that God would speak, open his lips against you 5 Oh, how I wish that God would speak, that he would open his lips against you
6 and tell you secrets of wisdom; for sound insight has two sides. Know that God lets some of your sin be forgotten. 6 and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin.
7 Can you find the secret of God or find the extent of the Almighty? 7 "Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
8 They are higher than the heavens—what can you do? Deeper than the underworld—what can you know? 8 They are higher than the heavens--what can you do? They are deeper than the depths of the grave--what can you know?
9 Its measurement is longer than the earth and broader than the sea. 9 Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.
10 If God passes by, imprisons someone, and calls a trial, who can stop him? 10 "If he comes along and confines you in prison and convenes a court, who can oppose him?
11 He knows worthless people, sees sin, and certainly takes note. 11 Surely he recognizes deceitful men; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?
12 A stupid person becomes intelligent when a wild ass of a person is born tame. 12 But a witless man can no more become wise than a wild donkey's colt can be born a man.
13 If you make your mind resolute and spread your palms to him, 13 "Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him,
14 if you throw out the sin in your hands and don't let injustice dwell in your tents, 14 if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,
15 then you will lift up your face without blemish; you will be secure and not fear. 15 then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear.
16 You will forget trouble; you will remember it as water that flows past. 16 You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.
17 A life span will rise brighter than noon; darkness will be like morning. 17 Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.
18 You will be secure, for there is hope; you will look around and rest safely. 18 You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
19 You will lie down without anyone to scare you; many will beg for your favor. 19 You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.
20 The eyes of the wicked will grow faint; flight has vanished from them; their hope is a dying gasp. 20 But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp."