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12 And Job answered and said:

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12  Then Job answered and said,

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12 Then Job answered,

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A living joke

12 Job responded:

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12 Iyov responded:

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Job’s Reply to Zophar

You Think You Are So Great

12 Job said to his friends:

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12 And Job answered and said,

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12 When Job answered, and said:

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Job Answers His Friends

12 Then Job answered them:

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Job Replies: The Lord Has Done This

12 Then Job answered and said:

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Job Replies: The Lord Has Done This

12 Then Job answered and said:

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Job Answers Zophar

12 Then Job answered:

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12 2 Job accuseth his friends of ignorance. 7 He declareth the might, and power of God. 17 And how he changeth the course of things.

Then Job answered, and said,

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Job Speaks: My Friends Have No Wisdom

12 Then Job replied to his friends,

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12 1-2 Yes, you are the voice of the people.
    When you die, wisdom will die with you.

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Job’s Reply to Zophar

12 Then Job answered:

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12 ¶ And Job answered and said,

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12 And Job answered and said,

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12 And Job answered and said,

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Job’s Fourth Speech

12 Then Job answered and said,

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12 Job’s reply:

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Job Answers Zophar

Put Your Ear to the Earth

12 1-3 Job answered:

“I’m sure you speak for all the experts,
    and when you die there’ll be no one left to tell us how to live.
But don’t forget that I also have a brain—
    I don’t intend to play second fiddle to you.
    It doesn’t take an expert to know these things.

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Job Speaks: My Friends Have No Wisdom

12 Then Job replied to his friends,

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Job Chides His Accusers

12 Then Job responded,

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Job Answers Zophar

12 Then Job answered:

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Job’s Reply to Zophar

12 Then Job answered:

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Job’s Reply

12 Job replied,

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Job

12 Then Job replied:

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Job

12 Then Job replied:

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Job Answers His Critics

12 Then Job answered and said:

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Job Talks

12 Then Job answered,

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Job’s Fourth Speech: A Response to Zophar

12 Then Job spoke again:

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Job Replies: I Am a Laughingstock

12 Then Job answered:

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Job Replies: I Am a Laughing-stock

12 Then Job answered:

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Job Replies: I Am a Laughing-stock

12 Then Job answered:

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Job Replies: I Am a Laughingstock

12 Then Job answered:

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12 And Iyov answered and said,

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Job Replies: I Am a Laughingstock

12 Then Job answered:

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Job Replies: I Am a Laughingstock

12 Then Job answered:

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Throughout the book, Job has very little to cling to besides a hope for the end of his current suffering. Each of his three friends expounds on hope, drawing three similar but increasingly brutal conclusions. Eliphaz realizes Job is basically a righteous man, so he encourages Job to take hope in the person he already is; somehow his own righteousness will manage to save him. Bildad adds to Eliphaz’s conclusion, claiming that wicked men cannot hope; they are left with only despair. Zophar, the most unabashedly honest of the three men, believes hope exists only for the righteous; and since Job is obviously a sinful man, he is hopeless until he changes. Fortunately, all three “wise” men are ultimately wrong. Hope is a product of trusting God and is not based on anyone’s actions, wicked or otherwise.

12 In responding to his friends’ collective accusation of his guilt, Job finally spoke.

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12 Then Job answered,

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12 Soothly Job answered, and said,

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12 And Job answereth and saith: --

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