Zophar Speaks: Job Is Guilty
1#Job 2:11Then Zophar the Naamathite answered:
2#Job 18:2; Pr 10:19 “Should not the multitude of words be answered?
And should a man full of talk be justified?
3#Job 17:2 Should your empty talk make men hold their peace?
And when you mock, will no one shame you?
4#Job 10:7; 6:10 For you have said, ‘My teaching is pure,
And I am clean in your eyes.’
5But oh, that God would speak
and open His lips against you,
6#Ezr 9:13 and that He would show you the secrets of wisdom!
For they would double your prudence.
And know that God overlooks some of your iniquity.
7#Ro 11:33; Ecc 3:11 “Can you search out the deep things of God?
Can you find out the totality of the Almighty?
8#Job 22:12; 26:6 It is as high as heaven; what can you do?
Deeper than Sheol; what can you know?
9Its measure is longer than the earth
and broader than the sea.
10#Job 9:12–13; 12:14 “If He passes through, and shuts up, and gathers together for judgment,
then who can hinder Him?
11#Heb 4:13; Ps 10:14 For He knows worthless men;
He sees wickedness also; will He not then consider it?
12#Job 39:5–8; Ps 73:22 For an empty-headed man will become wise,
when a wild donkey’s colt is born a man.
13#1Sa 7:3; Ps 78:8 “If you prepare your heart
and stretch out your hands toward Him;
14#Job 22:23 if iniquity is in your hand, put it far away,
and do not let wickedness dwell in your tents;
15#Job 22:26 for then you will lift up your face without blemish;
yes, you will be steadfast and will not fear,
16#Isa 65:16 because you will forget misery,
and remember it as waters that pass away,
17#Ps 37:6 and your life will be brighter than noonday,
even your darkness will be as the morning.
18#Lev 26:5–6; Ps 3:5 You will trust because there is hope;
yes, you will search about you,
and you will look around and rest in safety.
19#Ps 45:12 Also you will lie down, and none will make you afraid;
yes, many will court your favor.
20#Dt 28:65; Job 17:5 But the eyes of the wicked will fail,
and they will not escape,
and their hope will be as the giving up of breath.”