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Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and sayde,
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Should not the multitude of wordes be answered?
or should a great talker be iustified?
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Should men holde their peace at thy lyes?
& when thou mockest others, shall none make thee ashamed?
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For thou hast sayde, My doctrine is pure, and I am cleane in thine eyes.
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But, oh that God would speake and open his lippes against thee!
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That he might shewe thee the secretes of wisedome, howe thou hast deserued double, according to right: know therefore that God hath forgotten thee for thine iniquitie.
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Canst thou by searching finde out God?
canst thou finde out ye Almighty to his perfection?
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The heauens are hie, what canst thou doe?
it is deeper then the hel, how canst thou know it?
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The measure thereof is longer then the earth, and it is broader then the sea.
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If hee cut off and shut vp, or gather together, who can turne him backe?
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For hee knoweth vaine men, and seeth iniquitie, and him that vnderstandeth nothing.
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Yet vaine man would be wise, though man new borne is like a wilde asse colte.
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If thou prepare thine heart, and stretch out thine hands toward him:
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If iniquitie be in thine hand, put it farre away, and let no wickednesse dwell in thy Tabernacle.
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The truely shalt thou lift vp thy face without spot, and shalt be stable, and shalt not feare.
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But thou shalt forget thy miserie, and remember it as waters that are past.
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Thine age also shall appeare more cleare then the noone day: thou shalt shine and bee as the morning.
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And thou shalt bee bolde, because there is hope: and thou shalt digge pittes, and shalt lye downe safely.
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For when thou takest thy rest, none shal make thee afraide: yea, many shall make sute vnto thee.
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But the eyes of the wicked shall faile, and their refuge shall perish, and their hope shalbe sorow of minde.