King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation

11:1 Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, And Zophar the Naamathite answereth and saith: --
11:2 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? Is a multitude of words not answered? And is a man of lips justified?
11:3 Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed? Thy devices make men keep silent, Thou scornest, and none is causing blushing!
11:4 For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes. And thou sayest, `Pure `is' my discourse, And clean I have been in Thine eyes.'
11:5 But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee; And yet, O that God had spoken! And doth open His lips with thee.
11:6 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. And declare to thee secrets of wisdom, For counsel hath foldings. And know thou that God forgetteth for thee, `Some' of thine iniquity.
11:7 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? By searching dost thou find out God? Unto perfection find out the Mighty One?
11:8 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know? Heights of the heavens! -- what dost thou? Deeper than Sheol! -- what knowest thou?
11:9 The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. Longer than earth `is' its measure, And broader than the sea.
11:10 If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him? If He pass on, and shut up, and assemble, Who then dost reverse it?
11:11 For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it? For he hath known men of vanity, And He seeth iniquity, And one doth not consider `it'!
11:12 For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt. And empty man is bold, And the colt of a wild ass man is born.
11:13 If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him; If thou -- thou hast prepared thy heart, And hast spread out unto Him thy hands,
11:14 If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles. If iniquity `is' in thy hand, put it far off, And let not perverseness dwell in thy tents.
11:15 For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear: For then thou liftest up thy face from blemish, And thou hast been firm, and fearest not.
11:16 Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away: For thou dost forget misery, As waters passed away thou rememberest.
11:17 And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning. And above the noon doth age rise, Thou fliest -- as the morning thou art.
11:18 And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety. And thou hast trusted because their is hope, And searched -- in confidence thou liest down,
11:19 Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee. And thou hast rested, And none is causing trembling, And many have entreated thy face;
11:20 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. And the eyes of the wicked are consumed, And refuge hath perished from them, And their hope `is' a breathing out of soul!