Douay-Rheims Bible

Job 11

Zophar reproveth Job for justifying himself.

Job 11:1 Then Sophar the Naamathite answered, and said: Job 11:2 Shall not he that speaketh much, hear also? or shall a man full of talk be justified? Job 11:3 Shall men hold their peace to thee only? and when thou hast mocked others, shall no man confute thee? Job 11:4 For thou hast said: My word is pure, and I am clean in thy sight. Job 11:5 And I wish that God would speak with thee, and would open his lips to thee,

God's wisdom is unsearchable.

Job 11:6 That he might shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand that he exacteth much less of thee, than thy iniquity deserveth. Job 11:7 Peradventure thou wilt comprehend the steps of God, and wilt find out the Almighty perfectly? Job 11:8 He is higher than heaven, and what wilt thou do? he is deeper than hell, and how wilt thou know? Job 11:9 The measure of him is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. Job 11:10 If he shall overturn all things, or shall press them together, who shall contradict him? Job 11:11 For he knoweth the vanity of men, and when he seeth iniquity, doth he not consider it? Job 11:12 A vain man is lifted up into pride, and thinketh himself born free like a wild ass's colt.

The assured blessing of repentance.

Job 11:13 But thou hast hardened thy heart, and hast spread thy hands to him. Job 11:14 If thou wilt put away from thee the iniquity that is in thy hand, and let not injustice remain in thy tabernacle: Job 11:15 Then mayst thou lift up thy face without spot, and thou shalt be steadfast, and shalt not fear. Job 11:16 Thou shalt also forget misery, and remember it only as waters that are passed away. Job 11:17 And brightness like that of the noonday, shall arise to thee at evening: and when thou shalt think thyself consumed, thou shalt rise as the day star. Job 11:18 And thou shalt have confidence, hope being set before thee, and being buried thou shalt sleep secure. Job 11:19 Thou shalt rest, and there shall be none to make thee afraid: and many shall entreat thy face. Job 11:20 But the eyes of the wicked shall decay, and the way to escape shall fail them, and their hope the abomination of the soul.

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