Zophar hints, what is very true, that our judgment of our own conduct is imperfect.
So the poem runs on to the end of the first answer to Zophar.
Zophar had charged Job with similar crimes, and no direct reply was given to the accusation.
But Zophar has noted the whole tendency of his argument to be heretical.
Zophar discourses of one who is openly unjust and rapacious.
Hence some have thought the passage to be the missing speech of Zophar.
Zophar either does not appear at all, or maintains his former position with no new argument.
Zophar's speech arouses him to answer, and he says Zophar does not speak the truth.
To a Zophar every man is blind who does not see as he sees, and every word offensive that bids him take pause.
Zophar of Naamath reproached thee with being a prater; but none of these good friends lent thee a crown.