And that he would show you the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves.
Treasury of Scripture
Job 15:8,11 Have you heard the secret of God? and do you restrain wisdom to yourself...
Job 28:28 And to man he said, Behold, the fear of the LORD, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
Deuteronomy 29:29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever...
Psalm 25:14 The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will show them his covenant.
Daniel 2:28,47 But there is a God in heaven that reveals secrets, and makes known to the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be in the latter days...
Matthew 13:35 That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the prophet, saying, I will open my mouth in parables...
Romans 16:25,26 Now to him that is of power to establish you according to my gospel, and the preaching of Jesus Christ...
1 Corinthians 2:9-11 But as it is written, Eye has not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man...
Ephesians 3:5 Which in other ages was not made known to the sons of men, as it is now revealed to his holy apostles and prophets by the Spirit;
Ezra 9:13 And after all that is come on us for our evil deeds, and for our great trespass...
Psalm 103:10 He has not dealt with us after our sins; nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
Psalm 106:43-46 Many times did he deliver them; but they provoked him with their counsel, and were brought low for their iniquity...
Lamentations 3:22 It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
ContextZophar Rebukes Job
1Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, 2Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? 3Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall no man make you ashamed? 4For you have said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in your eyes. 5But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you; 6And that he would show you the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves. 7Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection? 8It is as high as heaven; what can you do? deeper than hell; what can you know? 9The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. 10If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him? 11For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it? 12For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt. 13If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him; 14If iniquity be in your hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in your tabernacles. 15For then shall you lift up your face without spot; yes, you shall be steadfast, and shall not fear: 16Because you shall forget your misery, and remember it as waters that pass away: 17And your age shall be clearer than the noonday: you shall shine forth, you shall be as the morning. 18And you shall be secure, because there is hope; yes, you shall dig about you, and you shall take your rest in safety. 19Also you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; yes, many shall make suit to you. 20But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
That he might shew thee the secrets of wisdom, and that his law is manifold, and thou mightest understand that he exacteth much less of thee, than thy iniquity deserveth.
Darby Bible Translation
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, how that they are the double of what is realised; and know that +God passeth by much of thine iniquity!
King James Bible
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
Young's Literal Translation
And declare to thee secrets of wisdom, For counsel hath foldings. And know thou that God forgetteth for thee, Some of thine iniquity.