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Job 11 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:1 - Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:2 - “Are all these words to go unanswered? Is this talker to be vindicated?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:3 - Will your idle talk reduce others to silence? Will no one rebuke you when you mock?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:4 - You say to God, ‘My beliefs are flawless and I am pure in your sight.’
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:5 - Oh, how I wish that God would speak, that he would open his lips against you
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:6 - and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:7 - “Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:8 - They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:9 - Their measure is longer than the earth and wider than the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:10 - “If he comes along and confines you in prison and convenes a court, who can oppose him?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:11 - Surely he recognizes deceivers; and when he sees evil, does he not take note?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:12 - But the witless can no more become wise than a wild donkey’s colt can be born human.[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:13 - “Yet if you devote your heart to him and stretch out your hands to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:14 - if you put away the sin that is in your hand and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:15 - then, free of fault, you will lift up your face; you will stand firm and without fear.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:16 - You will surely forget your trouble, recalling it only as waters gone by.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:17 - Life will be brighter than noonday, and darkness will become like morning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:18 - You will be secure, because there is hope; you will look about you and take your rest in safety.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:19 - You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid, and many will court your favor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:20 - But the eyes of the wicked will fail, and escape will elude them; their hope will become a dying gasp.”
NIV Footnotes
Or wild donkey can be born tame

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