Job 11 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 11


Job 11:1

Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,

Job 11:2

Should not the multitude of words be answered? And should a man full of talk be justified?

Job 11:3

Should thy boastings make men hold their peace? And when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?

Job 11:4

For thou sayest, My doctrine is pure, And I am clean in thine eyes.

Job 11:5

But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against thee,

Job 11:6

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.

Job 11:7

Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

Job 11:8

It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than Sheol; What canst thou know?

Job 11:9

The measure thereof is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea.

Job 11:10

If he pass through, and shut up, And all unto judgment, then who can hinder him?

Job 11:11

For he knoweth false men: He seeth iniquity also, even though he consider it not.

Job 11:12

But vain man is void of understanding, Yea, man is born [as] a wild ass’s colt.

Job 11:13

If thou set thy heart aright, And stretch out thy hands toward him;

Job 11:14

If iniquity be in thy hand, put it far away, And let not unrighteousness dwell in thy tents.

Job 11:15

Surely then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; Yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:

Job 11:16

For thou shalt forget thy misery; Thou shalt remember it as waters that are passed away,

Job 11:17

And [thy] life shall be clearer than the noonday; Though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning.

Job 11:18

And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; Yea, thou shalt search [about thee], and shalt take thy rest in safety.

Job 11:19

Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; Yea, many shall make suit unto thee.

Job 11:20

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.

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