Zophar reproveth Job for justifying himself.
Job 11:1 Then responded Zophar the Naamathite, and said: Job 11:2 Should, the multitude of words, not be answered? Or should, a man full of talk, be justified? Job 11:3 Shall, thy pratings, cause men to hold their peace? When thou hast mocked, shall there be none to put thee to shame? Job 11:4 Since thou hast said, Right is my doctrine, and pure am I in his eyes. Job 11:5 But, in very deed, oh that GOD would speak, that he would open his lips with thee:
God's wisdom is unsearchable.
Job 11:6 That he would declare to thee the secrets of wisdom, for they are double to that which actually is,Know then that GOD could bring into forgetfulness for thee, a portion of thine iniquity. Job 11:7 The hidden depth of GOD canst thou discover? Or, unto the furthest limit of the Almighty, canst thou attain? Job 11:8 The heights of the heavens, what canst thou do? Depths deeper than hades, what canst thou know? Job 11:9 Longer than the earth, is the measure thereof, and broader than the sea. Job 11:10 If he sweep on, or shut up, or call together, Who then shall hinder him? Job 11:11 For, he, knoweth men of falsity, and seeth iniquity, and him that doth not diligently consider. Job 11:12 But, an empty person, will get sense, when, a wild ass's colt, is born a man!
The assured blessing of repentance.
Job 11:13 If, thou, hast prepared thy heart, and wilt spread forth, unto him, thy hands Job 11:14 If, iniquity, be in thy hand, Put it far away, and let there not dwell in thy tents perversity, Job 11:15 Surely, then, shalt thou lift up thy face free from blemish, and shalt be established, and not fear. Job 11:16 For, now, shalt thou forget, sorrow, Like waters passed away, shalt thou remember it. Job 11:17 Above high noon, shall rise life's continuance, Darkness, like a morning, shall appear, Job 11:18 And thou shalt he confident, that there is hope, and, when thou hast searched, securely shalt thou lie down; Job 11:19 And shalt rest, with none to put thee in terror,and many shall entreat thy favour. Job 11:20 But, the eyes of the lawless, shall fail,and, place of refuge, shall have vanished from them, and, their hope, be a breathing out of life.