Great(i) 1 Then answered Sophar the Naamathite, and sayde: 2 Shulde not he that maketh many wordes, be answered? Shuld he that bableth moch, be commended therin? 3 Shulde men geue eare vnto the onely? Thou wilt laugh other men to scorne, and shal no body mock the againe? 4 Wylt thou saye vnto God. The thyng that I take in hande is perfecte, and I am cleane in thy syght? 5 O that God wolde speake, and open his lyppes agaynst the, 6 that he myght shewe the (out of his secrete wysdome) why he rewardeth the double as he was appoynted to do: then shuldest thou knowe, that God had forgotten the because of thy synne. 7 Art thou able to fynde out the secretes of God? Or wylt thou attayne to the perfectnesse of the almyghtye? 8 He is hyer then heauen, what arte thou able to do? Deper then the hell, how wilt thou then know him? 9 His length exceadeth the length of the earth, and hys bredth the bredth of the see. 10 Though he turne all thinges vp syde downe, close them in, gather them togeather, who wyll turne hym from his purpose? 11 For it is he that knoweth the vanite of men: he seyth theyr wyckednesse also, shulde he not then considre it? 12 A vayne body exalteth hym selfe, and man new borne is lyke a wylde asses colte. 13 If thou haddest nowe a ryght hert, and lyftedst vp thyne handes towarde hym: 14 yf thou woldest put awaye the wickednes which thou hast in hande, so that no vngodlynesse dwell in thy house. 15 Then myghtest thou lyft vp thy face without shame, and then shuldest thou be sure, and haue no nede to feare. 16 Then shuldest thou forget thy miserye, & thyncke nomore vpon it then vpon the waters that runne by. 17 Then shuld the residue of thy lyfe be as cleare as the noone daye, and sprynge forth as the mornyng. 18 Then mightest thou haue comforte, in the hope that thou hast: and slepe quyetly, when thou art buried. 19 Then shuldest thou take thy rest, & no man to make the afrayed, yee, many one shuld set moch by the. 20 As for the eyes of the vngodly, they shalbe consumed, and not escape: theyr hope shalbe misery and sorow of mynde.