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Job 11

 

 

Introduction
1Zophar reproves Job for justifying himself.
5God's wisdom is unsearchable.
13The assured blessing of repentance.

Verse 1
Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said,
Zophar
2:11; 20:1

Verse 2
Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified?
the multitude
16:3; 18:2; Psalms 140:11; Proverbs 10:19; Acts 17:18; James 1:19
full of talk
Heb. of lips.

Verse 3
Should thy lies make men hold their peace? and when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed?
thy lies
or, thy devices.
13:4; 15:2,3; 24:25
mockest
12:4; 13:9; 17:2; 34:7; Psalms 35:16; Jeremiah 15:17; Jude 1:18
make thee
Psalms 83:16; 2 Thessalonians 3:14; Titus 2:8

Verse 4
For thou hast said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in thine eyes.
For thou
6:10; 10:7; 1 Peter 3:15
I am clean
6:29,30; 7:20; 9:2,3; 14:4; 34:5,6; 35:2

Verse 5
But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against thee;
23:3-7; 31:35; 33:6-18; 38:1,2; 40:1-5,8; 42:7

Verse 6
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
shew thee
15:8,11; 28:28; Deuteronomy 29:29; Psalms 25:14; Daniel 2:28,47; Matthew 13:35; Romans 16:25,26; 1 Corinthians 2:9-11; Ephesians 3:5
God exacteth
Ezra 9:13; Psalms 103:10; 106:43-46; Lamentations 3:22

Verse 7
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?
Canst
5:9; 26:14; 37:23; Psalms 77:19; 145:3; Ecclesiastes 3:11; Isaiah 40:28; Matthew 11:27; Romans 11:33; 1 Corinthians 2:10,16; Ephesians 3:8

Verse 8
It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?
It is as high as heaven
Heb. the heights of heaven.
22:12; 35:5; 2 Chronicles 6:18; Psalms 103:11; 148:13; Proverbs 25:2,3; Isaiah 55:9
deeper
26:6; Psalms 139:6-8; Amos 9:2; Ephesians 3:18,19

Verse 9
The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
longer
28:24,25; Psalms 65:5-8; 139:9,10

Verse 10
If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?
If he cut off
or, If he make a change.
5:18; 9:4,12,13; 12:14; 34:29; Isaiah 41:27; Daniel 4:35
shut up
38:8; Deuteronomy 32:30; Psalms 31:8; Revelation 3:7
hinder him
Heb. turn him away.

Verse 11
For he knoweth vain men: he seeth wickedness also; will he not then consider it?
he knoweth
Psalms 94:11; Jeremiah 17:9,10; John 2:24,25; Hebrews 4:13; Revelation 2:23
he seeth
22:13,14; Psalms 10:11,14; 35:22; Ecclesiastes 5:8; Hosea 7:2; Habakkuk 1:13; Hebrews 4:13

Verse 12
For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.
For vain
Heb. For empty.
Psalms 62:9,10; 73:22; 92:6; Ecclesiastes 3:18; Romans 1:22; James 2:20
would
5:13; 12:2,3; 28:28; Proverbs 30:2-4; Romans 12:16; 1 Corinthians 3:18-20; James 3:13-17
man be
15:14; Psalms 51:5; Ephesians 2:3
a wild
6:5; 39:5-8; Jeremiah 2:24

Verse 13
If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him;
prepare
5:8; 8:5,6; 22:21,22; 1 Samuel 7:3; 2 Chronicles 12:14; 19:3; Psalms 78:8; Luke 12:47
stretch
Psalms 68:31; 88:9; 143:6

Verse 14
If iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in thy tabernacles.
iniquity
4:7; 22:5; Isaiah 1:15
put it far
22:23; 34:32; Ezekiel 18:30,31; James 4:8
let not
Psalms 101:2; Zechariah 5:3,4

Verse 15
For then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear:
lift up
10:15; 22:26; Genesis 4:5,6; Psalms 119:6,7; 2 Corinthians 1:12; 1 Timothy 2:8; 1 John 2:28; 1 John 3:19-22
thou shalt be
Psalms 27:1; 46:1; 112:6-8; Proverbs 14:26; 28:1

Verse 16
Because thou shalt forget thy misery, and remember it as waters that pass away:
Because
Genesis 41:51; Proverbs 31:7; Ecclesiastes 5:20; Isaiah 54:4; 65:16; John 16:21; Revelation 7:14-17
as waters
6:15; Genesis 9:11; Isaiah 12:1,2; 54:9

Verse 17
And thine age shall be clearer than the noonday; thou shalt shine forth, thou shalt be as the morning.
age
42:11-17; Psalms 37:6; 92:14; 112:4; Proverbs 4:18; Isaiah 58:8-10; Micah 7:8,9; Zechariah 14:6,7; Malachi 4:2; Luke 2:26-32
be clearer than
Heb. arise above, etc. thou shalt.
1 Chronicles 29:10; Hosea 6:3

Verse 18
And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; yea, thou shalt dig about thee, and thou shalt take thy rest in safety.
because
6:11; 7:6; 22:27-29; Psalms 43:5; Proverbs 14:32; Romans 5:3-5; Colossians 1:27
thou shalt take
Leviticus 26:5,6; Psalms 3:5; 4:8; Proverbs 3:24-26

Verse 19
Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; yea, many shall make suit unto thee.
many
42:8,9; Genesis 26:26-31; Psalms 45:12; Proverbs 19:6; Isaiah 60:14; Revelation 3:9
make suit unto thee
Heb. intreat thy face.

Verse 20
But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.
the eyes
31:16; Leviticus 26:16; Deuteronomy 28:65; Psalms 69:3; Lamentations 4:17
they shall not escape
Heb. flight shall perish from them.
Amos 2:14; 5:19,20; 9:1-3; Hebrews 2:3
their hope
8:13,14; 18:14; 27:8; Proverbs 10:24; 20:20; Luke 16:23-26
the giving up of the ghost
or, a puff of breath.

 


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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Job 11:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/job-11.html.

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