1 Then Zophar the Naamathite replied to Job:
Is a person proved innocent just by a lot of talking?
When you mock God, shouldn’t someone make you ashamed?
and ‘I am clean in the sight of God.’
if only he would tell you what he thinks!
for true wisdom is not a simple matter.
Listen! God is doubtless punishing you
far less than you deserve!
Can you discover everything about the Almighty?
and who are you?
It is deeper than the underworlda —
what do you know?
and wider than the sea.
or calls the court to order, who can stop him?
and he takes note of all their sins.
any more than a wild donkey can bear a human child.b
and lift up your hands to him in prayer!
and leave all iniquity behind you.
You will be strong and free of fear.
it will be like water flowing away.
Even darkness will be as bright as morning.
You will be protected and will rest in safety.
and many will look to you for help.
They will have no escape.
Their only hope is death.”
Job, 11 chapter. New Living Translation.