“If you direct your heart rightly,
You will stretch out your hands toward him.
If iniquity is in your hand,
Put it far away!
Do not let wickedness reside in your tents!
Surely then you will lift up your face without blemish.
You will be secure.
You will not fear.
You will forget your misery.
You will remember it as waters that have passed away.
Your life will be brighter than the noonday.
Its darkness will be like the morning.
You will have confidence,
Because there is hope.
You will be protected.
You will take your rest in safety.
You will lie down.
No one will make you afraid.
Many will entreat your favor.
But the eyes of the wicked will fail.
All way of escape will be lost to them,
Their hope is to breathe their last.”
Now Zophar turned on Job directly. He told him to pray with his hands stretched out. He wanted him to put away the iniquity in his heart. He was to get rid of the wickedness in his tents. Then his face would be without blemishes. Job would be secure and not fearful. All his misery would be like a stream that passed by. His life would be brighter than the noon day sun. He would have confidence and hope again. He would be protected and safe. He would not be afraid to lie down. People would come to him for favors. The wickedness would fade so that the only escape for the evil people was to wish for a quick death. This was a personal attack on Job.