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Bible verses that mention Zophar the Naamathite.

Unfortunately, there are no specific Bible verses that mention Zophar the Naamathite. However, there are a few passages in the book of Job that mention a character named “Zophar,” who is one of Job’s friends and comforters. Here are a few examples:

Job 11:1-3: “Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: ‘Are all these words to go unanswered? Is this talker to be vindicated? Will your idle talk reduce men to silence? Will no one rebuke you when you mock?'”

Job 20:1-3: “Then Zophar the Naamathite replied: ‘My troubled thoughts prompt me to answer because I am greatly disturbed. I hear a rebuke that dishonors me, and my understanding inspires me to reply.'”

Job 27:1-6: “Job continued his discourse: ‘As surely as God lives, who denies me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter, as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils, my lips will not speak falsehood, my tongue will not utter deception. Far be it from me to say you are right; till I die I will not deny my integrity. I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live.'”

It’s worth noting that Zophar and Job’s other friends are not always seen in a positive light in the book of Job. They offer Job advice that is ultimately unhelpful and even critical of Job’s suffering, and Job himself eventually turns on them and accuses them of speaking falsely.