THE BOOK OF
Job 11 ©
Zophar sharply reproves Job, v. 1, etc. He declares how wonderful is the wisdom and power of God, 5. Exhorts Job to true repentance, 13. Setting before him the promises of God, 15. But threatening him, if he were wicked, with God’s punishments, 20.
THEN answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,
Should not 1the multitude of words be answered? and should 2a man full of talk be 3justified?
4Should thy 5lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
For thou hast said, 6My doctrine is pure, and 7I am clean 8in thine eyes.
But 9oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are 10double to that which 11is! Know therefore that God 12exacteth of thee less than thine 13iniquity deserveth.
Canst thou 14by searching find out God? canst thou find out 15the Almighty unto perfection?
16It is as high as heaven; 17what canst thou do? deeper than 18hell; what canst thou know?
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
If 19he cut off, and 20shut up, or 21gather together, then who can hinder him?
Fora he knoweth 22vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then 23consider it?
24Forb25vain man would be 26wise, 27though man be born like a wild ass's colt.
If thou 28prepare thine heart, and 29stretch out thine hands 30toward him;
31If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
For then shalt thou lift up thy face 32without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember 33it 34as waters that pass away:
And thine 35age shall be 36clearer than the noonday; thou shalt 37shine forth, thou shalt be as thec morning.
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt 38dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.d
Alsoe thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall 39make suit unto thee.
But thef eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as 40the giving up of the ghost.