Zophar reproveth Job for justifying himself.
Job 11:1 Then answered Sophar the Naamathite, and sayde: Job 11:2 Shulde not he that maketh many wordes, be answered? Shulde he that bableth moch, be commended therin? Job 11:3 Shulde men geue eare vnto the only? Thou wilt laugh other men to scorne, & shal no body mocke the agayne? Job 11:4 Wilt thou saye vnto God: The thinge that I take in honde, is perfecte, & I am clene in thy sight? Job 11:5 O that God wolde speake, and open his lippes agaynst the,
God's wisdom is unsearchable.
Job 11:6 that he might shewe the (out of his secrete wysdome) how manyfolde his lawe is: then shuldest thou knowe, that God had forgotten the, because of thy synnes. Job 11:7 Wilt thou fynde out God with thy sekynge? wilt thou attayne to the perfectnesse of the Allmightie? Job 11:8 He is hyer the heaue, what wilt thou do? Deper the hell, how wilt thou then knowe him? Job 11:9 His length exceadeth the length of the earth, and his bredth ye bredth of the see. Job 11:10 Though he turne all thinges vpsyde downe, close them in, or thrust the together, who darre check him therfore? Job 11:11 For it is he, that knoweth the vanite of men: he seyth their wickednesse also, shulde he not then considre it? Job 11:12 A vayne body exalteth him self, and the sonne of man is like a wylde asses foale.
The assured blessing of repentance.
Job 11:13 Yf thou haddest now a right herte, & liftest vp thine hondes towarde him: Job 11:14 yf thou woldest put awaye the wickednesse, which thou hast in honde, so that no vngodlynesse dwelt in thy house: Job 11:15 Then mightest thou lift vp thy face without shame, the shuldest thou be sure, and haue no nede to feare. Job 11:16 Then shuldest thou forget thy misery, and thynke nomore vpon it, then vpon the waters that runne by. Job 11:17 Then shulde thy life be as cleare as the noone daye, and sprynge forth as the mornynge. Job 11:18 Then mightest thou haue comforth, in the hope that thou hast: & slepe quyetly, when thou art buried. Job 11:19 Then shuldest thou take thy rest, and no ma to make the afrayed, yee many one shulde set moch by the. Job 11:20 As for the eyes of the vngodly, they shal be consumed, and not escape: their hope shalbe misery and sorow of mynde.