Job 12:3

“But I haue vnderstanding as well as you, I am not inferiour to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?”

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Other Translations

But I have understanding as well as you; I [am] not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
- King James Version

"But I have intelligence as well as you; I am not inferior to you. And who does not know such things as these?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: Yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
- American Standard Version (1901)

But I have a mind as well as you; I am equal to you: yes, who has not knowledge of such things as these?
- Basic English Bible

I also have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you; and who knoweth not such things as these?
- Darby Bible

But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yes, who knoweth not such things as these?
- Webster's Bible

But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Yes, who doesn't know such things as these?
- World English Bible

I also have a heart like you, I am not fallen more than you, And with whom is there not like these?
- Youngs Literal Bible

But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you; yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:3


12:3 But - In these things, which he speaks not in a way of boasting, but for the just vindication both of himself, and of that cause of God, which for the substance of it he maintained rightly, as God himself attests, chap.#42:7|. Such things - The truth is, neither you nor I have any reason to be puffed up with our knowledge of these things: for the most barbarous nations know that God is infinite in wisdom, and power, and justice. But this is not the question between you and me.


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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