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Job 11 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Zophar Rebukes Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:1 - Then Zophar the Naamathite [fn]answered,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:2 - “Shall a multitude of words go unanswered,
And a talkative man be acquitted?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:3 - “Shall your boasts silence men?
And shall you scoff and none rebuke?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:4 - “For you have said, ‘My teaching is pure,
And I am innocent in your eyes.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:5 - “But would that God might speak,
And open His lips against you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:6 - And show you the secrets of wisdom!
For sound wisdom [fn]has two sides.
Know then that God [fn]forgets a part of your iniquity.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:7 - “Can you discover the depths of God?
Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:8 - They are high as [fn]the heavens, what can you do?
Deeper than [fn]Sheol, what can you know?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:9 - “Its measure is longer than the earth
And broader than the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:10 - “If He passes by or shuts up,
Or calls an assembly, who can restrain Him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:11 - “For He knows false men,
And He sees iniquity [fn]without investigating.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:12 - [fn]An idiot will become intelligent
When the [fn]foal of a wild donkey is born a man.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:13 - “If you would direct your heart right
And spread out your hand to Him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:14 - If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away,
And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:15 - “Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect,
And you would be steadfast and not fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:16 - “For you would forget your trouble,
As waters that have passed by, you would remember it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:17 - “Your [fn]life would be [fn]brighter than noonday;
Darkness would be like the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:18 - “Then you would trust, because there is hope;
And you would look around and rest securely.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:19 - “You would lie down and none would disturb you,
And many would entreat your [fn]favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:20 - “But the eyes of the wicked will fail,
And [fn]there will be no escape for them;
And their hope is [fn]to breathe their last.”
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: answered and said
Literally: is double
Literally: causes to be forgotten for you
Literally: the heights of heaven
I.e. the nether world
Or, even He does not consider
Literally: A hollow man
Literally: donkey
Literally: duration of life
Literally: above noonday
Literally: face
Literally: escape has perished from them
Literally: the expiring of the soul

New American Standard Bible 1995
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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