Job 12:14

“Behold, he breaketh downe, and it cannot be built againe: hee shutteth vp a man, and there can be no opening.”

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Other Translations

Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
- King James Version

"Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt; He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again; He shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly, there is no building up of what is pulled down by him; when a man is shut up by him, no one may let him loose.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, he breaketh down, and it is not built again; he shutteth up a man, and there is no opening.
- Darby Bible

Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, he breaks down, and it can't be built again. He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.
- World English Bible

Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, He breaketh down, and it cannot be built again; He shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:14


12:14 No opening - Without God's permission. Yea, he shuts up in the grave, and none can break open those sealed doors. He shuts up in hell, in chains of darkness, and none can pass that great gulf.


Discussion for Job 12

  • Alex
    If the mouth tastes meats as the EAR TRIES WORDS THEN TRUE COMMUNION WD BE HEARING HIS WORDS HIS VOICE ETC. THATS Y HE IS SAYING YOU ARE MADE CLEAN BY THE WORDS I HAVE SPOKEN UNTO YOU,MY WORDS ARE SPIRIT AND LIFE AS BREAD IS LIFE ETC. JESUS SAID UNLESS YOU DRINK MY BLOOD AND EAT MY FLESH YOU HAVE NO LIFE IN YOU BUT PETER REPLIED TO WHO SHALL WE GO LORD THOU HAS THE WORDS OF ETERNAL LIFE (HEARING )
  • BSP
    Verse 3~Job let his so called comforters know that even though he was going through a hard time, he was on the same level as them and the same thing could happen to them.
  • Kurt
    Oh Lord Jesus, and God thank you for Job and His Godly wisdom amidst worldly perceptions, incorrect they are. Thank you for showing us, we too can overcome in you, anything the world throws at us. And to come out,under your wings of care, love, and mercy, better for wisdom. Dear Lord, those of us who search for your wisdom, give us strength like Job to endure, and with love. Amen, your son Kurt
  • Melanie Hailey
    That is such a good verse that's the first time I've ever read that verse and it's a good picture for that verse I've used the insparational verse images once and I screenshotted it and it was beautiful it was of a waterfall and I loved it I showed my whole family and they thought it was beautiful too.
  • J
    Remember the mark of the beast is what the children of God OVERCOME, so lets see some words of the Lord that points towards the beast. Whores, riches, vanities, corruption these are all friends of the Pharisees, the temples of Satan.
  • Yvonne
    If God is for us, Who can be against us??????.............. This life is like a school where we've to learn alot of lessons, lessons of faith, Love, Forgiving and alot more!! At the moment we're wavering, because of the turmoil going on and on, It looks like God had forsaken us, ?? But No!! Why does this happens?? 2 Thessalonians 2 teaches us what is going and already happening..... Jesus came to teaches us about LOVE an Forgiving, but we rejected it and for this cause, God sends us strong delusion, to believe a lie, because we didn't receive the Love of the Truth Are we still believing our Lord Jesus, no matter what??? Not easy, but in the end, He is there with His EVERLASTING LOVE PRAISE THE LORD!!

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