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Job 11 - NIV


1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied:


“Are all these words to go unanswered?
Is this talker to be vindicated?

3 Will your idle talk reduce others to silence?
Will no one rebuke you when you mock?

4 You say to God, ‘My beliefs are flawless
and I am pure in your sight.’

5 Oh, how I wish that God would speak,
that he would open his lips against you

6 and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom,
for true wisdom has two sides.
Know this: God has even forgotten some of your sin.


“Can you fathom the mysteries of God?
Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?

8 They are higher than the heavens above—what can you do?
They are deeper than the depths below—what can you know?

9 Their measure is longer than the earth
and wider than the sea.


“If he comes along and confines you in prison
and convenes a court, who can oppose him?

11 Surely he recognizes deceivers;
and when he sees evil, does he not take note?

12 But the witless can no more become wise
than a wild donkey’s colt can be born human.[a]


“Yet if you devote your heart to him
and stretch out your hands to him,

14 if you put away the sin that is in your hand
and allow no evil to dwell in your tent,

15 then, free of fault, you will lift up your face;
you will stand firm and without fear.

16 You will surely forget your trouble,
recalling it only as waters gone by.

17 Life will be brighter than noonday,
and darkness will become like morning.

18 You will be secure, because there is hope;
you will look about you and take your rest in safety.

19 You will lie down, with no one to make you afraid,
and many will court your favor.

20 But the eyes of the wicked will fail,
and escape will elude them;
their hope will become a dying gasp.”


a. Job 11:12 Or wild donkey can be born tame

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Thomas Swope avatar
Shared by: Thomas Swope on Mar, 2016
Summary: A study of the book of Job 11: 1 – 20
Series: Job
Denn Guptill avatar
Peeking into the Closet
Shared by: Denn Guptill on Jan, 2016
Summary: This is a four week series looking at some hard stories from the bible. In our first week we examine why we need to look into the closet.
Scripture: Job 11:7-12
Denomination: Wesleyan
Views: 842
John Lowe avatar
The Bright Side of Growing Older
Shared by: John Lowe on Mar, 2014
Summary: The reason for the luxuriant growth of believers is that they are planted in the house of the Lord and they flourish in the courts of our God. In other words, they live in daily fellowship with the Lord, drawing their strength and sustenance from Him.
Scripture: Job 11:17
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,677
Raquel Martinez avatar
Hay Esperanza para ti
Shared by: Raquel Martinez on Feb, 2011
Summary: Aun en medio de los problemas, puedes tener esperanza porque Dios siempre esta de tu parte para sacarte de apuros
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 11:13-20
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 2,782
Paul Carlson avatar
Zophar, a Foe or Friend?
Shared by: Paul Carlson on Feb, 2009
Summary: How can you have a right relationship with God?
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 11:1-20
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 565
Joseph Smith avatar
Playing It Safe: Job's Friend Zophar
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Feb, 2009
Summary: For Lent and Annunciation: Zophar’s counsel is to "play it safe" by sticking to ideas rather than engaging persons. He thinks that security is the goal. God in Christ takes the risk of loving us and living with us.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Job 11:1-21:1
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,818
Rodney Johnson avatar
Lessons Learned For Job Part 2
Shared by: Rodney Johnson on Aug, 2007
Summary: Lessons learned from the story of Job.
based on 2 ratings
Scripture: Job 2:1-11:1
Views: 788
Tom Shepard avatar
Four Questions For Job - Job Chapter Eleven
Shared by: Tom Shepard on May, 2007
Summary: This is a look at the 11th chapter of Job.
based on 18 ratings
Scripture: Job 11:1-20
Denomination: Independent Bible
Views: 1,887
Larry La Douceur avatar
What Can You Know, About God?
Shared by: Larry La Douceur on Nov, 2005
Summary: God reveals Himself to us in many ways…
Lisa DeLay avatar
The un-boxing of God: Shattering our contrivances about the Almighty
Shared by: Lisa DeLay on Aug, 2005
Summary: We have hopelessly earth-bound perceptions of God. Urges us to take God out of the box we have put Him in. He is far bigger than we can imagine.
based on 5 ratings
Scripture: Job 11:7-9
Views: 711
Dana Chau avatar
Sources of Self-righteousness
Shared by: Dana Chau on Nov, 2003
Summary: Discover solutions to overcoming self-righteousness
based on 54 ratings
Scripture: Job 11:1-20
Denomination: *other
Views: 10,861
Joseph Smith avatar
Just Say No
Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jul, 2003
Summary: Like Job’s friend Zophar, we eagerly find faults with others, thinking that pointing out their mistakes is all that is needed, and failing to build a relationship first. Contrast with Christ, who "became sin" for us.
based on 15 ratings
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,162