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Job 11 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Zophar Asks, Can You Find the Depths of God?

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Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,

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“Shall a multitude of words go unanswered,

And a man of lips be in the right?

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“Shall your boasts silence men?

And shall you mock and none rebuke?

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“You have said, ‘My learning is pure,

And I am innocent in your eyes.’

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“But would that God might speak,

And open His lips against you,

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And tell you the secrets of wisdom!

For sound wisdom [fn]has two sides.

Know then that God [fn]forgets a part of your iniquity.

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“Can you find the depths of God?

Can you find the limits of the Almighty?

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They are high as [fn]the heavens, what can you do?

Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?

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“Its measure is longer than the earth

And broader than the sea.

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“If He sweeps by or shuts up,

Or calls an assembly, who can turn Him around?

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“For He knows worthless men,

And He sees wickedness, [fn]so will He not carefully consider it?

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[fn]Yet an empty headed man will obtain a heart of wisdom,

And the [fn]foal of a wild donkey is born a man.

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“If you would set your heart right

And spread out your hand to Him,

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If wickedness is in your hand, put it far away,

And do not let unrighteousness dwell in your tents;

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Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect,

And you would be steadfast and not fear.

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“For you would forget your trouble,

As waters that pass by, so you would remember it.

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“And your lifetime would arise brighter than noonday;

Darkness would be like the morning.

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“Then you would trust, because there is hope;

And you would search around and rest securely.

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“You would lie down and none would make you tremble,

And many would entreat your [fn]favor.

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“But the eyes of the wicked will come to an end,

And escape will perish from them;

And their hope is the expiring of their soul.”

LSB Footnotes
Lit is double
Lit causes to be forgotten for you
Lit the heights of heaven
Or even He does not consider
Lit A hollow man
Lit donkey
Lit face

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For more information on this translation, see the LSB Preface.

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