Job 12:7

“But aske now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the foules of the aire, and they shall tell thee.”

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Other Translations

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
- King James Version

"But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; And the birds of the heavens, and they shall tell thee:
- American Standard Version (1901)

But put now a question to the beasts, and get teaching from them; or to the birds of the heaven, and they will make it clear to you;
- Basic English Bible

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowl of the heavens, and they shall tell thee;
- Darby Bible

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
- Webster's Bible

But ask the animals, now, and they shall teach you; the birds of the sky, and they shall tell you.
- World English Bible

And yet, ask, I pray thee, [One of] the beasts, and it doth shew thee, And a fowl of the heavens, And it doth declare to thee.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:7


12:7 But - If thou observest the beasts, and their properties and actions, and events, from them thou mayst learn this lesson: that which Zophar had uttered with so much pomp and gravity, chap.#11:7|,8,9, concerning God's infinite wisdom, saith Job, thou needest not go into heaven or hell to know. but thou mayst learn it even from the beasts.


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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