|Job 11:1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,|
|Job 11:2 "Shall a multitude of words go unanswered,
And a talkative man be acquitted?
|Job 11:3 "Shall your boasts silence men?
And shall you scoff and none rebuke?
|Job 11:4 "For you have said, 'My teaching is pure,
And I am innocent in your eyes.'
|Job 11:5 "But would that God might speak,
And open His lips against you,
|Job 11:6 And show you the secrets of wisdom!
For sound wisdom has two sides.
Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.
|Job 11:7 ¶ "Can you discover the depths of God?
Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?
|Job 11:8 "They are high as the heavens, what can you do?
Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?
|Job 11:9 "Its measure is longer than the earth
And broader than the sea.
|Job 11:10 "If He passes by or shuts up,
Or calls an assembly, who can restrain Him?
|Job 11:11 "For He knows false men,
And He sees iniquity without investigating.
|Job 11:12 "An idiot will become intelligent
When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.
|Job 11:13 ¶ "If you would direct your heart right
And spread out your hand to Him,
|Job 11:14 If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away,
And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents;
|Job 11:15 "Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect,
And you would be steadfast and not fear.
|Job 11:16 "For you would forget your trouble,
As waters that have passed by, you would remember it.
|Job 11:17 "Your life would be brighter than noonday;
Darkness would be like the morning.
|Job 11:18 "Then you would trust, because there is hope;
And you would look around and rest securely.
|Job 11:19 "You would lie down and none would disturb you,
And many would entreat your favor.
|Job 11:20 "But the eyes of the wicked will fail,
And there will be no escape for them;
And their hope is to breathe their last."