2 “Should ·these [L such a large number of] words go unanswered? ·Is this talker in the right [or Should a talkative man be declared righteous]? 3 Your ·lies [L empty words] do not make people quiet; people should ·correct [L shame] you when you ·make fun of God [L mock]. 4 You ·say [claim], ‘My teachings are ·right [L pure], and I am clean in ·God’s sight [L your eyes].’ 5 I wish God would speak and open his ·lips [L mouth] against you 6 and tell you the secrets of wisdom, because ·wisdom [resourcefulness] has ·two [or many] sides. Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin [C he has been tolerant of Job’s sin]. 7 “Can you ·understand [L discover] the ·secrets [L deep things] of God? Can you ·search [L discover] the limits of ·the Almighty [Shaddai]? 8 His limits are higher than the heavens; ·you cannot reach them [L what can you do]! They are deeper than ·the grave [L Sheol]; you cannot understand them! 9 His limits are longer than the earth and wider than the sea.
10 “If God ·comes along [L passes by] and puts you in prison or ·calls you into court [L assembles for judgment], ·no one can stop him [L who can turn him back?]. 11 God knows who is ·evil [worthless], and when he sees ·evil [or an evil person], ·he takes [L does he not take…?] note of it. 12 A ·fool [L empty-headed person] cannot ·become wise [get understanding] any more than a wild donkey can ·be born tame [or give birth to a human; C Zophar insults Job’s wisdom].
13 “You must ·give your whole heart to him [focus your heart] and ·hold [spread] out your hands to him for help. 14 ·Put away [Remove] the sin that is in your hand; let no ·evil [iniquity] ·remain [L take up residence] in your tent [C Zophar urges Job to repent]. 15 Then you can lift up your face without ·shame [L blemish], and you can ·stand strong [L be secure] without fear. 16 You will forget your trouble and remember it only as water ·gone by [running away]. 17 Your life will be ·as bright as [brighter than] the noonday sun, and darkness will seem like morning. 18 You will ·feel safe [be secure] because there is hope; you will ·look around [explore] and ·rest [L lie down] in safety. 19 You will lie down, and ·no one will scare you [L not tremble with fear]. Many people will want favors from you. 20 But the ·wicked will not be able to see [L eyes of the wicked will fail], so ·they will not escape [L their escape route will be lost to them]. Their only ·hope [expectation] will be to die.”
You'll get this book and many others when you join Bible Gateway Plus. Learn more
You must be logged in to view your newly purchased content. Please log in below or if you don't have an account, creating one is easy and only takes a few moments. After you log in your content will be available in your library.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your free trial.
Starting your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus is easy. You’re already logged in with your Bible Gateway account. The next step is to enter your payment information. Your credit card won’t be charged until the trial period is over. You can cancel anytime during the trial period.
Click the button below to continue.
Step 1 - Create an account or log in to start your subscription.
You’ve already claimed your free trial of Bible Gateway Plus. To subscribe at our regular subscription rate of $3.99/month, click the button below.
Now that you've created a Bible Gateway account, upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, the ultimate online Bible reading & study experience!
Bible Gateway Plus supercharges your account by greatly expanding your study library and reducing ads on Bible Gateway. It transforms Bible Gateway into your own personal Bible study toolkit! Try it free for 30 days to see how it transforms your Bible reading and understanding.