Zophar reproveth Job for justifying himself.
Job 11:1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, Job 11:2 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man ful of talke be iustified? Job 11:3 Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed? Job 11:4 For thou hast said, My doctrine [is] pure, and I am cleane in thine eyes. Job 11:5 But, O that God would speake, and open his lippes against thee,
God's wisdom is unsearchable.
Job 11:6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisedome, that [they are] double to that which is: know therefore that God exacteth of thee [lesse] then thine iniquitie [deserueth]. Job 11:7 Canst thou by searching finde out God? canst thou finde out the Almightie vnto perfection? Job 11:8 [It is] as high as heauen, what canst thou doe? deeper then hell, what canst thou know? Job 11:9 The measure therof [is] longer then the earth, and broader then the sea. Job 11:10 If he cut off, and shut vp, or gather together, then who can hinder him? Job 11:11 For, he knoweth vaine men: hee seeth wickednesse also, will he not then consider [it]? Job 11:12 For vaine man would be wise; though man be borne [like] a wilde asses coult.
The assured blessing of repentance.
Job 11:13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him: Job 11:14 If iniquitie be in thine hand, put it farre away, and let not wickednes dwell in thy tabernacles. Job 11:15 For then shalt thou lift vp thy face without spot, yea thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not feare: Job 11:16 Because thou shalt forget [thy] misery, and remember [it] as waters that passe away: Job 11:17 And [thine] age shalbe clearer then the noone day; thou shalt shine foorth, thou shalt be as the morning. Job 11:18 And thou shalt be secure because there is hope, yea thou shalt digge [about thee, and] thou shalt take thy rest in safety. Job 11:19 Also thou shalt lye downe, and none shall make thee afraid; yea many shall make suite vnto thee. Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall faile, and they shall not escape, and their hope [shall be as] the giuing vp of the ghost.