Job 11:12

“For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 11:12

For vaine man would be wise; though man be borne like a wilde asses coult.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"An idiot will become intelligent When the foal of a wild donkey is born a man.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

But vain man is void of understanding, Yea, man is born `as' a wild ass's colt.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And so a hollow-minded man will get wisdom, when a young ass of the field gets teaching.
- Basic English Bible

Yet a senseless man will make bold, though man be born [like] the foal of a wild ass.
- Darby Bible

For vain man would be wise, though man is born like a wild ass's colt.
- Webster's Bible

An empty-headed man becomes wise when a man is born as a wild donkey's colt.
- World English Bible

And empty man is bold, And the colt of a wild ass man is born.
- Youngs Literal Bible

But an empty man will get understanding, when a wild ass's colt is born a man.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 11:12

Wesley's Notes for Job 11:12


11:12 Man - That since the fall is void of all true wisdom, pretends to be wise, and able to pass a censure upon all God's ways and works. Colt - Ignorant, and dull, and stupid, as to divine things, and yet heady and untractable.


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