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Job 11 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:1 - Then Zophar the Naamathite spoke up and said:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:2 - "Should not this abundance of words be answered, or should this talkative man be vindicated?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:3 - Will your idle talk reduce people to silence, and will no one rebuke you when you mock?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:4 - For you have said, 'My teaching is flawless, and I am pure in your sight.'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:5 - But if only God would speak, if only he would open his lips against you,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:6 - and reveal to you the secrets of wisdom - for true wisdom has two sides - so that you would know that God has forgiven some of your sins.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:7 - "Can you discover the essence of God? Can you find out the perfection of the Almighty?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:8 - It is higher than the heavens - what can you do? It is deeper than 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 comes by and confines you and convenes a court, then who can prevent him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:11 - For he knows deceitful men; when he sees evil, will he not consider it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:12 - But an empty man will become wise, when a wild donkey's colt is born a human being.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:13 - "As for you, if you prove faithful, and if you stretch out your hands toward him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:14 - if iniquity is in your hand - put it far away, and do not let evil reside in your tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:15 - For then you will lift up your face without blemish; you will be securely established and will not fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:16 - For you will forget your trouble; you will remember it like water that has flowed away.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:17 - And life will be brighter than the noonday; though there be darkness, it will be like the morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:18 - And you will be secure, because there is hope; you will be protected and will take your rest in safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:19 - You will lie down with no one to make you afraid, and many will seek your favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:20 - But the eyes of the wicked fail, and escape eludes them; their one hope is to breathe their last."

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