Bible: Job 11:1-20
Zophar’s First Speech to Job 1
11:1 Then Zophar the Naamathite spoke up and said:
be vindicated? 6
11:4 For you have said, ‘My teaching 11 is flawless,
and I am pure in your sight.’
11:5 But if only God would speak, 12
if only he would open his lips against you, 13
11:6 and reveal to you the secrets of wisdom –
for true wisdom has two sides 14 –
so that you would know 15
that God has forgiven some of your sins. 16
Can you find out 19
the perfection of the Almighty? 20
11:8 It is higher 21 than the heavens – what can you do?
It is deeper than Sheol 22 – what can you know?
11:9 Its measure is longer than the earth,
and broader than the sea.
and convenes a court, 26
then who can prevent 27 him?
11:12 But an empty man will become wise,
when a wild donkey’s colt is born a human being. 32
and do not let evil reside in your tents.
11:15 For 39 then you will lift up your face
you will be securely established 42
and will not fear.
you will remember it
like water that 45 has flowed away.
though there be darkness, 48
it will be like the morning.
11:18 And you will be secure, because there is hope;
you will be protected 49
and will take your rest in safety.
11:19 You will lie down with 50 no one to make you afraid,
and many will seek your favor. 51
11:20 But the eyes of the wicked fail, 52
and escape 53 eludes them;