11 Then Zophar the Naamathiteg replied:
2 “Are all these words to go unanswered?h
Is this talker to be vindicated?i
3 Will your idle talkj reduce others to silence?
Will no one rebuke you when you mock?k
4 You say to God, ‘My beliefs are flawlessl
and I am purem in your sight.’
5 Oh, how I wish that God would speak,n
that he would open his lips against you
6 and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom,o
for true wisdom has two sides.
Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin.p
7 “Can you fathomq the mysteries of God?
Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
9 Their measurev is longer than the earth
and wider than the sea.w
and convenes a court, who can oppose him?x
and when he sees evil, does he not take note?y
13 “Yet if you devote your heartb to him
14 if you put awaye the sin that is in your hand
15 then, free of fault, you will lift up your face;h
16 You will surely forget your trouble,k
recalling it only as waters gone by.l
17 Life will be brighter than noonday,m
and darkness will become like morning.n
19 You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid,q
and many will court your favor.r
20 But the eyes of the wicked will fail,s
and escape will elude them;t
their hope will become a dying gasp.”u
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