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 full of talk be justified? Job 11:3 Should thy boastings make men hold their peace? And when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed? Job 11:4 For thou sayest, My doctrine is pure, And I am clean in thine eyes. Job 11:5 But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against thee,
God's wisdom is unsearchable.
Job 11:6 And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth. Job 11:7 Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? Job 11:8 It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know? Job 11:9 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea. Job 11:10 If he pass through, and shut up, And all unto judgment, then who can hinder him? Job 11:11 For he knoweth false men: He seeth iniquity also, even though he consider it not. Job 11:12 But vain man is void of understanding, Yea, man is born [as] a wild ass's colt.
The assured blessing of repentance.
Job 11:13 If thou set thy heart aright, And stretch out thy hands toward him; Job 11:14 If iniquity be in thy hand, put it far away, And let not unrighteousness dwell in thy tents. Job 11:15 Surely then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; Yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear: Job 11:16 For thou shalt forget thy misery; Thou shalt remember it as waters that are passed away, Job 11:17 And [thy] life shall be clearer than the noonday; Though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning. Job 11:18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; Yea, thou shalt search [about thee], and shalt take thy rest in safety. Job 11:19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; Yea, many shall make suit unto thee. Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, And they shall have no way to flee; And their hope shall be the giving up of the ghost.