Job 12:15

“Behold, hee withholdeth the waters, and they drie vp: also hee sendeth them out, and they ouerturne the earth.”

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Other Translations

Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
- King James Version

"Behold, He restrains the waters, and they dry up; And He sends them out, and they inundate the earth.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; Again, he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Truly, he keeps back the waters and they are dry; he sends them out and the earth is overturned.
- Basic English Bible

Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; and he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
- Darby Bible

Behold, he withholdeth the waters, and they dry up: also he sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
- Webster's Bible

Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up. Again, he sends them out, and they overturn the earth.
- World English Bible

Lo, He keepeth in the waters, and they are dried up, And he sendeth them forth, And they overturn the land.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Behold, He withholdeth the waters, and they dry up; also He sendeth them out, and they overturn the earth.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:15


12:15 The waters - Which are reserved its the clouds, that they may not fall upon the earth. They - The waters upon the earth, springs, and brooks, and rivers. As at the time of the general deluge, to which here is a manifest allusion.


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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