Then answered4 Zophar the Naamathite, and said,4
Should not the multitude of words be answered?11 and should a man full of talk be justified?4
Should thy lies make men hold their peace?55 and when thou mockest,4 shall no man make thee ashamed?56
For thou hast said,4 My doctrine [is] pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.
But oh that4 God would speak,15 and open4 his lips against thee;
And that he would shew55 thee the secrets of wisdom, that [they are] double to that which is! Know3 therefore that God exacteth55 of thee [less] than thine iniquity [deserveth].
Canst thou by searching find out4 God? canst thou find out4 the Almighty unto perfection?
[It is] as high as heaven; what canst thou do?4 deeper than hell; what canst thou know?4
The measure thereof [is] longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
If he cut off,4 and shut up,55 or gather together,55 then who can hinder55 him?
For he knoweth1 vain men: he seeth4 wickedness also; will he not then consider113 [it]?
For vain7 man would be wise,11 though man be born11 [like] a wild ass's colt.
If thou prepare52 thine heart, and stretch out1 thine hands toward him;
If iniquity [be] in thine hand, put it far away,54 and let not wickedness dwell55 in thy tabernacles.
For then shalt thou lift up4 thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast,94 and shalt not fear:4
Because thou shalt forget4 [thy] misery, [and] remember4 [it] as waters [that] pass away:1
And [thine] age shall be clearer4 than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth,4 thou shalt be as the morning.
And thou shalt be secure,1 because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig1 [about thee, and] thou shalt take thy rest4 in safety.
Also thou shalt lie down,1 and none shall make [thee] afraid;56 yea, many shall make suit14 unto thee.
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail,4 and they shall not escape,1 4498 and their hope [shall be as] the giving up of the ghost.