Then Zophar the Naamathite answered and said:
“Should a multitude of words go unanswered, and a man full of talk be judged right?
Should your babble silence men, and when you mock, shall no one shame you?
But oh, that God would speak and open his lips to you,
and that he would tell you the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know then that God exacts of you less than your guilt deserves.
It is higher than heaven—what can you do? Deeper than Sheol—what can you know?
Its measure is longer than the earth and broader than the sea.
For he knows worthless men; when he sees iniquity, will he not consider it?
If iniquity is in your hand, put it far away, and let not injustice dwell in your tents.
You will forget your misery; you will remember it as waters that have passed away.
You will lie down, and none will make you afraid; many will court your favor.
But the eyes of the wicked will fail; all way of escape will be lost to them, and their hope is to breathe their last.”