Job 11 (BBT Translation)

Zophar’s First Speech to Job 11:1 Then Zophar the Naamathite spoke up and said: 11:2 “Should not this abundance of words be answered, or should this talkative man be vindicated? 11:3 Will your idle talk reduce people to silence, and will no one rebuke you when you mock? 11:4 For you have said, ‘My teaching is flawless, and I am pure in your

Job 12 (BBT Translation)

Job’s Reply to Zophar 12:1 Then Job answered: 12:2 “Without a doubt you are the people, and wisdom will die with you. 12:3 I also have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these? 12:4 I am a laughingstock to my friends, I, who called on God and whom he answered – a

Job 13 (BBT Translation)

Job Pleads His Cause to God 13:1 “Indeed, my eyes have seen all this, my ears have heard and understood it. 13:2 What you know, I know also; I am not inferior to you! 13:3 But I wish to speak to the Almighty, and I desire to argue my case with God. 13:4 But you, however, are inventors of lies; all of you

Job 14 (BBT Translation)

The Brevity of Life 14:1 “Man, born of woman, lives but a few days, and they are full of trouble. 14:2 He grows up like a flower and then withers away; he flees like a shadow, and does not remain. 14:3 Do you fix your eye on such a one? And do you bring me before you for judgment? 14:4 Who can

Job 15 (BBT Translation)

Eliphaz’s Second Speech 15:1 Then Eliphaz the Temanite answered: 15:2 “Does a wise man answer with blustery knowledge, or fill his belly with the east wind? 15:3 Does he argue with useless talk, with words that have no value in them? 15:4 But you even break off piety, and hinder meditation before God. 15:5 Your sin inspires your mouth; you choose the language of

Job 16 (BBT Translation)

Job’s Reply to Eliphaz 16:1 Then Job replied: 16:2 “I have heard many things like these before. What miserable comforters are you all! 16:3 Will there be an end to your windy words? Or what provokes you that you answer? 16:4 I also could speak like you, if you were in my place; I could pile up words against you and I could shake

Job 17 (BBT Translation)

17:1 My spirit is broken, my days have faded out, the grave awaits me. 17:2 Surely mockery is with me; my eyes must dwell on their hostility. 17:3 Make then my pledge with you. Who else will put up security for me? 17:4 Because you have closed their minds to understanding, therefore you will not exalt them. 17:5 If a man denounces his friends

Job 18 (BBT Translation)

Bildad’s Second Speech 18:1 Then Bildad the Shuhite answered: 18:2 “How long until you make an end of words? You must consider, and then we can talk. 18:3 Why should we be regarded as beasts, and considered stupid in your sight? 18:4 You who tear yourself to pieces in your anger, will the earth be abandoned for your sake? Or will a rock

Job 19 (BBT Translation)

Job’s Reply to Bildad 19:1 Then Job answered: 19:2 “How long will you torment me and crush me with your words? 19:3 These ten times you have been reproaching me; you are not ashamed to attack me! 19:4 But even if it were true that I have erred, my error remains solely my concern! 19:5 If indeed you would exalt yourselves above me and

Job 20 (BBT Translation)

Zophar’s Second Speech 20:1 Then Zophar the Naamathite answered: 20:2 “This is why my troubled thoughts bring me back – because of my feelings within me. 20:3 When I hear a reproof that dishonors me, then my understanding prompts me to answer. 20:4 “Surely you know that it has been from old, ever since humankind was placed on the earth, 20:5 that the