Zophar reproveth Job for justifying himself.
Job 11:1 And Zophar the Naamathite answered and said, Job 11:2 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man of much talk be justified? Job 11:3 Should thy fictions make men hold their peace? and shouldest thou mock, and no one 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 shew thee the secrets of wisdom, how that they are the double of what is realised; and know that +God passeth by [much] of thine iniquity! Job 11:7 Canst thou by searching find out +God? canst thou find out the Almighty to perfection? Job 11:8 [It is as] the heights of heaven; what wilt 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 by, and shut up, and call to judgment, who can hinder him? Job 11:11 For he knoweth vain men, and seeth wickedness when [man] doth not consider it; Job 11:12 Yet a senseless man will make bold, though man be born [like] the foal of a wild ass.
The assured blessing of repentance.
Job 11:13 If thou prepare thy heart and stretch out thy hands toward him, Job 11:14 If thou put far away the iniquity which is in thy hand, and let not wrong dwell in thy tents; Job 11:15 Surely then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot, and thou shalt be stedfast and shalt not fear: Job 11:16 For thou shalt forget misery; as waters that are passed away shalt thou remember it; Job 11:17 And life shall arise brighter than noonday; though thou be enshrouded in darkness, thou shalt be as the morning, Job 11:18 And thou shalt have confidence, because there shall be hope; and having searched about [thee], thou shalt take rest in safety. Job 11:19 Yea, thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; and many shall seek thy favour. Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and [all] refuge shall vanish from them, and their hope [shall be] the breathing out of life.