11:1 Then Zophar, the Naamathite, answered,
11:2 "Shouldn't the multitude of words be answered? Should a man full of talk be justified?
11:3 Should your boastings make men hold their peace? When you mock, shall no man make you ashamed?
11:4 For you say, 'My doctrine is pure, I am clean in your eyes.'
11:5 But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against you,
11:6 That he would show you the secrets of wisdom! For true wisdom has two sides. Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.
11:7 "Can you fathom the mystery of God? Or can you probe the limits of the Almighty?
11:8 They are high as heaven. What can you do? Deeper than Sheol: what can you know?
11:9 The measure of it is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea.
11:10 If he passes by, or confines, Or convenes a court, then who can oppose him?
11:11 For he knows false men. He sees iniquity also, even though he doesn't consider it.
11:12 But vain man can become wise If a man can be born as a wild donkey's colt.
11:13 "If you set your heart aright, Stretch out your hands toward him.
11:14 If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, Don't let unrighteousness dwell in your tents.
11:15 Surely then shall you lift up your face without spot; Yes, you shall be steadfast, and shall not fear:
11:16 For you shall forget your misery; You shall remember it as waters that are passed away,
11:17 Life shall be clearer than the noonday; Though there is darkness, it shall be as the morning.
11:18 You shall be secure, because there is hope; Yes, you shall search, and shall take your rest in safety.
11:19 Also you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; Yes, many shall court your favor.
11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, They shall have no way to flee; Their hope shall be the giving up of the spirit."