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? Shuld he þt bableth moch, be commended therin? Job 11:3 Shulde men geue eare vnto the onely? Thou wilt laugh other men to scorne, and shal no body mock the againe? Job 11:4 Wylt thou saye vnto God. The thyng that I take in hande is perfecte, and I am cleane in thy syght? Job 11:5 O that God wolde speake, and open his lyppes agaynst the,
God's wisdom is unsearchable.
Job 11:6 that he myght shewe the (out of his secrete wysdome) why he rewardeth the double as he was appoynted to do: then shuldest thou knowe, þt God had forgotten the because of thy synne. Job 11:7 Art thou able to fynde out the secretes of God? Or wylt thou attayne to the perfectnesse of the almyghtye? Job 11:8 He is hyer then heauen, what arte thou able to do? Deper then the hell, how wilt thou then know him? Job 11:9 His length exceadeth the length of the earth, and hys bredth the bredth of the see. Job 11:10 Though he turne all thinges vp syde downe, close them in, gather them togeather, who wyll turne hym from his purpose? Job 11:11 For it is he that knoweth the vanite of men: he seyth theyr wyckednesse also, shulde he not then considre it? Job 11:12 A vayne body exalteth hym selfe, and man new borne is lyke a wylde asses colte.
The assured blessing of repentance.
Job 11:13 If thou haddest nowe a ryght hert, and lyftedst vp thyne handes towarde hym: Job 11:14 yf thou woldest put awaye the wickednes which thou hast in hande, so that no vngodlynesse dwell in thy house. Job 11:15 Then myghtest thou lyft vp thy face without shame, and then shuldest thou be sure, and haue no nede to feare. Job 11:16 Then shuldest thou forget thy miserye, & thyncke nomore vpon it then vpon the waters that runne by. Job 11:17 Then shuld the residue of thy lyfe be as cleare as the noone daye, and sprynge forth as the mornyng. Job 11:18 Then mightest thou haue comforte, in the hope that thou hast: and slepe quyetly, when thou art buried. Job 11:19 Then shuldest thou take thy rest, & no man to make the afrayed, yee, many one shuld set moch by the. Job 11:20 As for the eyes of the vngodly, they shalbe consumed, and not escape: theyr hope shalbe misery and sorow of mynde.