Zophar Rebukes Job
|1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered,||1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,||1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,||1 Then Sophar the Naamathite answered, and said:||1 And Zophar the Naamathite answereth and saith: --||2 "Shall a multitude of words go unanswered, And a talkative man be acquitted?||2 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?||2 Should not the multitude of words be answered? And should a man full of talk be justified?||2 Shall not he that speaketh much, hear also? or shall a man full of talk be justified?||2 Is a multitude of words not answered? And is a man of lips justified?||3 "Shall your boasts silence men? And shall you scoff and none rebuke?||3 Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?||3 Should thy boastings make men hold their peace? And when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?||3 Shall men hold their peace to thee only? and when thou hast mocked others, shall no man confute thee?||3 Thy devices make men keep silent, Thou scornest, and none is causing blushing!||4 "For you have said, 'My teaching is pure, And I am innocent in your eyes.'||4 For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.||4 For thou sayest, My doctrine is pure, And I am clean in thine eyes.||4 For thou hast said: My word is pure, and I am clean in thy sight.||4 And thou sayest, 'Pure is my discourse, And clean I have been in Thine eyes.'||5 "But would that God might speak, And open His lips against you,||5 But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;||5 But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against thee,||5 And I wish that God would speak with thee, and would open his lips to thee,||5 And yet, O that God had spoken! And doth open His lips with thee.||NASB||KJV||ASV||DRB||YLT|
|6 And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom has two sides. Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.||6 And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.||6 And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.||6 That he might shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand that he exacteth much less of thee, than thy iniquity deserveth.||6 And declare to thee secrets of wisdom, For counsel hath foldings. And know thou that God forgetteth for thee, Some of thine iniquity.||7 "Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?||7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?||7 Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?||7 Peradventure thou wilt comprehend the steps of God, and wilt find out the Almighty perfectly?||7 By searching dost thou find out God? Unto perfection find out the Mighty One?||8 "They are high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?||8 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?||8 It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know?||8 He is higher than heaven, and what wilt thou do ? he is deeper than hell, and how wilt thou know?||8 Heights of the heavens! -- what dost thou? Deeper than Sheol! -- what knowest thou?||9 "Its measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea.||9 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.||9 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea.||9 The measure of him is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.||9 Longer than earth is its measure, And broader than the sea.||10 "If He passes by or shuts up, Or calls an assembly, who can restrain Him?||10 If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?||10 If he pass through, and shut up, And all unto judgment, then who can hinder him?||10 If he shall overturn all things, or shall press them together, who shall contradict him?||10 If He pass on, and shut up, and assemble, Who then dost reverse it?||NASB||KJV||ASV||DRB||YLT|
|11 "For He knows false men, And He sees iniquity without investigating.||11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?||11 For he knoweth false men: He seeth iniquity also, even though he consider it not.||11 For he knoweth the vanity of men, and when he seeth iniquity, doth he not consider it?||11 For he hath known men of vanity, And He seeth iniquity, And one doth not consider it!||12 "An idiot will become intelligent When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.||12 For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.||12 But vain man is void of understanding, Yea, man is born as a wild ass's colt.||12 A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt.||12 And empty man is bold, And the colt of a wild ass man is born.||13 "If you would direct your heart right And spread out your hand to Him,||13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;||13 If thou set thy heart aright, And stretch out thy hands toward him;||13 Rut thou hast hardened thy heart, and hast spread thy hands to him.||13 If thou -- thou hast prepared thy heart, And hast spread out unto Him thy hands,||14 If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, And do not let wickedness dwell in your tents;||14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.||14 If iniquity be in thy hand, put it far away, And let not unrighteousness dwell in thy tents.||14 If thou wilt put away from thee the iniquity that is in thy hand, and lot not injustice remain in thy tabernacle:||14 If iniquity is in thy hand, put it far off, And let not perverseness dwell in thy tents.||15 "Then, indeed, you could lift up your face without moral defect, And you would be steadfast and not fear.||15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:||15 Surely then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; Yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:||15 Then mayst thou lift up thy face without spot, and thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear.||15 For then thou liftest up thy face from blemish, And thou hast been firm, and fearest not.||NASB||KJV||ASV||DRB||YLT|
|16 "For you would forget your trouble, As waters that have passed by, you would remember it.||16 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:||16 For thou shalt forget thy misery; Thou shalt remember it as waters that are passed away,||16 Thou shalt also forget misery, and remember it only as waters that are passed away.||16 For thou dost forget misery, As waters passed away thou rememberest.||17 "Your life would be brighter than noonday; Darkness would be like the morning.||17 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday: thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.||17 And thy life shall be clearer than the noonday; Though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning.||17 And brightness like that of the noonday, shall arise to thee at evening: and when thou shalt think thyself consumed, thou shalt rise as the day star.||17 And above the noon doth age rise, Thou fliest -- as the morning thou art.||18 "Then you would trust, because there is hope; And you would look around and rest securely.||18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.||18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; Yea, thou shalt search about thee , and shalt take thy rest in safety.||18 And thou shalt have confidence, hope being set before thee, and being buried thou shalt sleep secure.||18 And thou hast trusted because their is hope, And searched -- in confidence thou liest down,||19 "You would lie down and none would disturb you, And many would entreat your favor.||19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.||19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; Yea, many shall make suit unto thee.||19 Thou shalt rest, and there shall be none to make thee afraid: and many shall entreat thy face.||19 And thou hast rested, And none is causing trembling, And many have entreated thy face;||20 "But the eyes of the wicked will fail, And there will be no escape for them; And their hope is to breathe their last."||20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.||20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, And they shall have no way to flee; And their hope shall be the giving up of the ghost.||20 But the eyes of the wicked shall decay, and the way to escape shall fail them, and their hope the abomination of the soul.||20 And the eyes of the wicked are consumed, And refuge hath perished from them, And their hope is a breathing out of soul!|
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