Job 11 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied to Job: 1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:
2 "Shouldn't someone answer this torrent of words? Is a person proved innocent just by talking a lot? 2 "Are all these words to go unanswered? Is this talker to be vindicated?
3 Should I remain silent while you babble on? When you mock God, shouldn't someone make you ashamed? 3 Will your idle talk reduce men to silence? Will no one rebuke you when you mock?
4 You claim, 'My teaching is pure,' and 'I am clean in the sight of God.' 4 You say to God, 'My beliefs are flawless and I am pure in your sight.'
5 If only God would speak; if only he would tell you what he thinks! 5 Oh, how I wish that God would speak, that he would open his lips against you
6 If only he would tell you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom is not a simple matter. Listen! God is doubtless punishing you far less than you deserve!" 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 solve the mysteries of God? Can you discover everything there is to know about the Almighty? 7 "Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
8 Such knowledge is higher than the heavens -- but who are you? It is deeper than the underworld -- what can you know in comparison to him? 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 It is broader than the earth and wider than the sea. 9 Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.
10 If God comes along and puts a person in prison, or if he calls the court to order, who is going to stop him? 10 "If he comes along and confines you in prison and convenes a court, who can oppose him?
11 For he knows those who are false, and he takes note of all their sins. 11 Surely he recognizes deceitful men; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?
12 An empty-headed person won't become wise any more than a wild donkey can bear human offspring!" 12 But a witless man can no more become wise than a wild donkey's colt can be born a man.
13 "If only you would prepare your heart and lift up your hands to him in prayer! 13 "Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him,
14 Get rid of your sins and leave all iniquity behind you. 14 if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,
15 Then your face will brighten in innocence. You will be strong and free of fear. 15 then you will lift up your face without shame; you will stand firm and without fear.
16 You will forget your misery. It will all be gone like water under the bridge. 16 You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.
17 Your life will be brighter than the noonday. Any darkness will be as bright as morning. 17 Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.
18 You will have courage because you will have hope. You will be protected and will rest in safety. 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 unafraid, and many will look to you for help. 19 You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.
20 But the wicked will lose hope. They have no escape. Their hope becomes despair." 20 But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp."