11 Thena Zophar the Naamathite answered and said,
⌊And when you mock, shall no one put you to shame⌋?d
and I am clean in your sight.’
and that he would open his lips to you,
for ⌊insight has many sides⌋.g
or can you find out ⌊the ultimate limits⌋j of Shaddai?
8 ⌊It is higher than the heaven⌋;k what can you do?
It is deeper than Sheol; what can you know?
and broader than the sea.
10 “If he passes through and imprisons someonel
11 For he knows ⌊those who are worthless⌋;o
whent a wild donkey’s colt is born as a human being.
13 “If you yourselfu direct your heart
and stretch out your hands to him—
14 if iniquityv is in your hand, put it far away,
and you must not let wickedness reside in your tents—
15 surely then you will lift up your face withoutw blemish,
and you will be firmly established and will not fear.x
16 For you yourselfy will forget your misery;
you will remember it as water that has flowed past.
17 “⌊And your life will be brighter than noon⌋;z
its darkness will be like the morning.
and you will be well protected—⌊you will sleep in safety⌋.a
19 And you will lie down, and ⌊no one will make you afraid⌋;b
⌊and many will entreat your favor⌋.c
20 Butd the eyes of the wicked will fail;
and refuge will be lost to them,
and their hope is ⌊to breathe their last breath⌋.”e
12 Thena Job answered and said,
2 “Truly indeed youb are the people,
and wisdom will die with you.c
I am not more inferior than you.f
And ⌊who does not know things like these⌋?g
4 I am a laughingstock to my friends:h
‘He calls on God, and he answers him.’
A righteous, blameless man is a laughingstock.
but it is ready for those unstable of foot.
and there is security for those who provoke God,
for those whom God brings into his hand.k
and the birds of the heaven, and they will tell you;
and the fishes of the sea will declare to you.
that Yahweh’s hand has done this?
and ⌊the breath of every human being⌋?n
and the palate taste food for itself?
and understanding is in length of days.
and to him belong counsel and understanding.
14 If he tears down, theno it will not be rebuilt;
if he shuts a man in, thenp he cannot be freed.
and if he sends them out, thens they overwhelm the land.
the deceived and the deceiver are his.t
and he makes fools of judges.
and he binds a loincloth on their loins.
and he overthrows ⌊the members of ancient families⌋.u
and he takes away the discretion of elders.
and he loosens the girdle of the mighty.
and he brings deep shadow to the light.
23 He makes the nations great, thenv he destroys them;
he expands the nations, thenw he guides them.
and he makes them wander in ⌊a pathless wasteland⌋.x
25 They grope in the dark ⌊without⌋y light,
and he makes them stagger like az drunkard.
Literally “a man of lips”
Hebrew “should he be vindicated”
Literally “And you will mock there is not putting to shame”
Hebrew “And but”
Literally “who shall give”
Literally “double to sound wisdom”
Literally “for you”
Literally “up to the limit”
Literally “heights of heaven”
Hebrew “and he imprisons”
Literally “and he summons”
Literally “men of worthlessness”
Literally “And he will see”
Literally “and he will not consider”
Literally “a man hollowed out”
Emphatic personal pronoun
See v. 11, where the same word is used
Hebrew “and not will you fear”
Emphatic personal pronoun
Literally “And from noon lifespan will arise”
Literally “you will lie down securely”
Literally “there is not making afraid”
Literally “and they will appease/implore your faces many”
Literally “the expiring of soul”
Literally “Also for me heart”
Literally “and who there is not like these”
Hebrew “to his friends”
Literally “Contempt is according to the thought of the complacent”
Literally “a torch”
Or “ask now,” or “please ask”
Literally “the breath of all the flesh of man”
Or “for him”
Literally “the constant”
Literally “in a wasteland not a way”
Literally “and not”