1: Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, 2: Should not the multitude of words be answered? And should a man full of talk be justified? 3: Should thy boastings make men hold their peace? And when thou mockest, shall no man make thee ashamed? 4: For thou sayest, My doctrine is pure, And I am clean in thine eyes. 5: But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against thee, 6: And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth. 7: Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? 8: It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know? 9: The measure thereof is longer than the earth, And broader than the sea. 10: If he pass through, and shut up, And all unto judgment, then who can hinder him? 11: For he knoweth false men: He seeth iniquity also, even though he consider it not. 12: But vain man is void of understanding, Yea, man is born [as] a wild ass's colt. 13: If thou set thy heart aright, And stretch out thy hands toward him; 14: If iniquity be in thy hand, put it far away, And let not unrighteousness dwell in thy tents. 15: Surely then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot; Yea, thou shalt be stedfast, and shalt not fear: 16: For thou shalt forget thy misery; Thou shalt remember it as waters that are passed away, 17: And [thy] life shall be clearer than the noonday; Though there be darkness, it shall be as the morning. 18: And thou shalt be secure, because there is hope; Yea, thou shalt search [about thee], and shalt take thy rest in safety. 19: Also thou shalt lie down, and none shall make thee afraid; Yea, many shall make suit unto thee. 20: But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, And they shall have no way to flee; And their hope shall be the giving up of the ghost.