Job 12:23

“He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: hee inlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them againe.”

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Other Translations

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them [again].
- King James Version

"He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He increaseth the nations, and he destroyeth them: He enlargeth the nations, and he leadeth them captive.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Increasing nations, and sending destruction on them; making wide the lands of peoples, and then giving them up.
- Basic English Bible

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them; he spreadeth out the nations, and bringeth them in;
- Darby Bible

He increaseth nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth nations, and straiteneth them again.
- Webster's Bible

He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.
- World English Bible

Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them; He enlargeth the nations, and leadeth them away.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:23


12:23 Nations - What hitherto he said of princes, he now applies to nations, whom God does either increase or diminish as he pleases.


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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