Job 11

Book of Job - Chapter 11

Job 11:1

Then Zophar, the Naamathite, answered,

Job 11:2

"Shouldn't the multitude of words be answered? Should a man full of talk be justified?

Job 11:3

Should your boastings make men hold their peace? When you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?

Job 11:4

For you say, 'My doctrine is pure. I am clean in your eyes.'

Job 11:5

But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you,

Job 11:6

that he would show you the secrets of wisdom! For true wisdom has two sides. Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.

Job 11:7

"Can you fathom the mystery of God? Or can you probe the limits of the Almighty?

Job 11:8

They are high as heaven. What can you do? They are 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 confines, or convenes a court, then who can oppose him?

Job 11:11

For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn't consider it.

Job 11:12

An empty-headed man becomes wise when a man is born as a wild donkey's colt.

Job 11:13

"If you set your heart aright, stretch out your hands toward him.

Job 11:14

If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away. Don't let unrighteousness dwell in your tents.

Job 11:15

Surely then you shall lift up your face without spot; Yes, you shall be steadfast, and shall not fear:

Job 11:16

for you shall forget your misery. You shall remember it as waters that are passed away.

Job 11:17

Life shall be clearer than the noonday. Though there is darkness, it shall be as the morning.

Job 11:18

You shall be secure, because there is hope. Yes, you shall search, and shall take your rest in safety.

Job 11:19

Also you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid. Yes, many shall court your favor.

Job 11:20

But the eyes of the wicked shall fail. They shall have no way to flee. Their hope shall be the giving up of the spirit."