Job 11
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1  Then Zophar the Naamathite said in reply:

א  וַיַּעַן צֹפַר הַנַּעֲמָתִי וַיֹּאמַר׃

2  Is a multitude of words unanswerable? Must a loquacious person be right?

ב  הֲרֹב דְּבָרִים לֹא יֵעָנֶה וְאִם־אִישׁ שְׂפָתַיִם יִצְדָּק׃

3  Your prattle may silence men; You may mock without being rebuked,

ג  בַּדֶּיךָ מְתִים יַחֲרִישׁו וַתִּלְעַג וְאֵין מַכְלִם׃

4  And say, “My doctrine is pure, And I have been innocent in Your sight.”

ד  וַתֹּאמֶר זַךְ לִקְחִי וּבַר הָיִיתִי בְעֵינֶיךָ׃

5  But would that Hashem might speak, And talk to you Himself.

ה  וְאוּלָם מִי־יִתֵּן אֱלוֹהַּ דַּבֵּר וְיִפְתַּח שְׂפָתָיו עִמָּךְ׃

6  He would tell you the secrets of wisdom, For there are many sides to sagacity; And know that Hashem has overlooked for you some of your iniquity.

ו  וְיַגֶּד־לְךָ תַּעֲלֻמוֹת חָכְמָה כִּי־כִפְלַיִם לְתוּשִׁיָּה וְדַע כִּי־יַשֶּׁה לְךָ אֱלוֹהַ מֵעֲוׂנֶךָ׃

7  Would you discover the mystery of Hashem? Would you discover the limit of the Almighty?

ha-KHAY-ker e-LO-ha tim-TZA IM ad takh-LEET sha-DAI tim-TZA

ז  הַחֵקֶר אֱלוֹהַ תִּמְצָא אִם עַד־תַּכְלִית שַׁדַּי תִּמְצָא׃

8  Higher than heaven—what can you do? Deeper than Sheol—what can you know?

ח  גָּבְהֵי שָׁמַיִם מַה־תִּפְעָל עֲמֻקָּה מִשְּׁאוֹל מַה־תֵּדָע׃

9  Its measure is longer than the earth And broader than the sea.

ט  אֲרֻכָּה מֵאֶרֶץ מִדָּהּ וּרְחָבָה מִנִּי־יָם׃

10  Should He pass by, or confine, Or call an assembly, who can stop Him?

י  אִם־יַחֲלֹף וְיַסְגִּיר וְיַקְהִיל וּמִי יְשִׁיבֶנּוּ׃

11  For He knows deceitful men; When He sees iniquity, does He not discern it?

יא  כִּי־הוּא יָדַע מְתֵי־שָׁוְא וַיַּרְא־אָוֶן וְלֹא יִתְבּוֹנָן׃

12  A hollow man will get understanding, When a wild ass is born a man.

יב  וְאִישׁ נָבוּב יִלָּבֵב וְעַיִר פֶּרֶא אָדָם יִוָּלֵד׃

13  But if you direct your mind, And spread forth your hands toward Him—

יג  אִם־אַתָּה הֲכִינוֹתָ לִבֶּךָ וּפָרַשְׂתָּ אֵלָיו כַּפֶּךָ׃

14  If there is iniquity with you, remove it, And do not let injustice reside in your tent—

יד  אִם־אָוֶן בְּיָדְךָ הַרְחִיקֵהוּ וְאַל־תַּשְׁכֵּן בְּאֹהָלֶיךָ עַוְלָה׃

15  Then, free of blemish, you will hold your head high, And, when in straits, be unafraid.

טו  כִּי־אָז תִּשָּׂא פָנֶיךָ מִמּוּם וְהָיִיתָ מֻצָק וְלֹא תִירָא׃

16  You will then put your misery out of mind, Consider it as water that has flowed past.

טז  כִּי־אַתָּה עָמָל תִּשְׁכָּח כְּמַיִם עָבְרוּ תִזְכֹּר׃

17  Life will be brighter than noon; You will shine, you will be like the morning.

יז  וּמִצָּהֳרַיִם יָקוּם חָלֶד תָּעֻפָה כַּבֹּקֶר תִּהְיֶה׃

18  You will be secure, for there is hope, And, entrenched, you will rest secure;

u-va-takh-TA kee YAYSH tik-VAH v’-kha-far-TA la-VE-takh tish-KAV

יח  וּבָטַחְתָּ כִּי־יֵשׁ תִּקְוָה וְחָפַרְתָּ לָבֶטַח תִּשְׁכָּב׃

19  You will lie down undisturbed; The great will court your favor.

יט  וְרָבַצְתָּ וְאֵין מַחֲרִיד וְחִלּוּ פָנֶיךָ רַבִּים׃

20  But the eyes of the wicked pine away; Escape is cut off from them; They have only their last breath to look forward to.

כ  וְעֵינֵי רְשָׁעִים תִּכְלֶינָה וּמָנוֹס אָבַד מִנְהֶם וְתִקְוָתָם מַפַּח־נָפֶשׁ׃

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