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Job 10

The Book of Job

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Chapter 11

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  Then Zophar the Naamathite made answer and said,  

 

 


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  Are all these words to go unanswered? and is a man seen to be right because he is full of talk?  

 

 


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  Are your words of pride to make men keep quiet? and are you to make sport, with no one to put you to shame?  

 

 


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  You may say, My way is clean, and I am free from sin in your eyes.  

 

 


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  But if only God would take up the word, opening his lips in argument with you;  

 

 


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  And would make clear to you the secrets of wisdom, and the wonders of his purpose!  

 

 


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  Are you able to take God's measure, to make discovery of the limits of the Ruler of all?  

 

 


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  They are higher than heaven; what is there for you to do? deeper than the underworld, and outside your knowledge;  

 

 


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  Longer in measure than the earth, and wider than the sea.  

 

 


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  If he goes on his way, shutting a man up and putting him to death, who may make him go back from his purpose?  

 

 


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  For in his eyes men are as nothing; he sees evil and takes note of it.  

 

 


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  And so a hollow-minded man will get wisdom, when a young ass of the field gets teaching.  

 

 


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  But if you put your heart right, stretching out your hands to him;  

 

 


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  If you put far away the evil of your hands, and let no wrongdoing have a place in your tent;  

 

 


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  Then truly your face will be lifted up, with no mark of sin, and you will be fixed in your place without fear:  

 

 


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  For your sorrow will go from your memory, like waters flowing away:  

 

 


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  And your life will be brighter than day; though it is dark, it will become like the morning.  

 

 


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  And you will be safe because there is hope; after looking round, you will take your rest in quiet;  

 

 


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  Sleeping with no fear of danger; and men will be desiring to have grace in your eyes;  

 

 


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  But the eyes of the evil-doers will be wasting away; their way of flight is gone, and their only hope is the taking of their last breath.  

 

 


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