Job 11 New American Standard Bible

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Zophar Accuses Job of Iniquity

11 1  Then Zophar the Naamathite answered , 2  "Shall a multitude of words go unanswered , And a talkative man be acquitted ? 3  "Shall your boasts silence men ? And shall you scoff and none rebuke ? 4  "For you have said , 'My teaching is pure , And I am innocent in your eyes .' 5  "But would e that God might speak , And open His lips against you, 6  And show you the secrets of wisdom ! For sound wisdom has two sides . Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity .

7  " Can you discover the depths of God ? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty ? 8  "They are high as the heavens , what can you do ? Deeper than Sheol , what can you know ? 9  "Its measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea . 10  "If He passes by or shuts up, Or calls an assembly , who can restrain Him? 11  "For He knows false men , And He sees iniquity without investigating . 12  " An idiot e will become intelligent When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man .

13  " If you would direct your heart right And spread out your hand to Him, 14  If iniquity is in your hand , put it far away , And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents ; 15  "Then , indeed , you could lift up your face without moral defect , And you would be steadfast and not fear . 16  "For you would forget your trouble , As waters that have passed by, you would remember it. 17  "Your life would be brighter than noonday ; Darkness would be like the morning . 18  "Then you would trust , because there is hope ; And you would look around and rest securely . 19  "You would lie down and none would disturb you, And many would entreat your favor . 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 ."

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