Parallel Bible results for Job 11

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Job 11

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