11:1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,
11:2 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a
man full of talk be justified?
11:3 Should thy falsehoods make men hold their peace? and when
thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
11:4 For thou hast said, My doctrine [is] pure, and I am clean
in thy eyes.
11:5 But Oh that God would speak, and open his lips against
11:6 And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom, that
[they are] double to that which is! Know therefore that God
exacteth of thee [less] than thy iniquity [deserveth].
11:7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out
the Almighty to perfection?
11:8 [It is] as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than
hell; what canst thou know?
11:9 The measure of it [is] longer than the earth, and broader
than the sea.
11:10 If he shall cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then
who can hinder him?
11:11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he
not then consider [it]?
11:12 For vain man would be wise, though man is born [like] a
wild ass's colt.
11:13 If thou preparest thy heart, and stretchest out thy hands
11:14 If iniquity [is] in thy hand, put it far away, and let not
wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
11:15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yes,
thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear:
11:16 Because thou shalt forget [thy] misery, [and] remember
[it] as waters [that] pass away:
11:17 And [thy] age shall be clearer than the noon-day: thou
shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.
11:18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yes, thou
shalt dig [about thee], [and] thou shalt take thy rest in
11:19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make [thee]
afraid; yes, many shall make suit to thee.
11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not
escape, and their hope [shall be as] the expiration of the