Job 12:19

“He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 12:19

He leadeth Princes away spoiled, and ouerthroweth the mightie.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"He makes priests walk barefoot And overthrows the secure ones.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

He leadeth priests away stripped, And overthroweth the mighty.
- American Standard Version (1901)

He makes priests prisoners, overturning those in safe positions;
- Basic English Bible

He leadeth priests away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty;
- Darby Bible

He leadeth princes away spoiled, and overthroweth the mighty.
- Webster's Bible

He leads priests away stripped, and overthrows the mighty.
- World English Bible

Causing ministers to go away a spoil And strong ones He overthroweth.
- Youngs Literal Bible

He leadeth priests away stripped, and overthroweth the mighty.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 12:19

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:19

12:17 Spoiled - The wise counsellors or statesmen, by whom the affairs of kings and kingdoms are ordered, he leadeth away as captives in triumph, being spoiled either of that wisdom which they had, or seemed to have; or of that power and dignity which they had enjoyed. Fools - By discovering their folly, and by infatuating their minds, and turning their own counsels to their ruin.

12:18 Looseth - He freeth them from that wherewith they bind their subjects to obedience, their power and authority, and that majesty which God stamps upon kings, to keep their people in awe. Girdeth - He reduces them to a mean and servile condition; which is thus expressed, because servants did use to gird up their garments (that after the manner of those parts were loose and long) that they might be fitter for attendance upon their masters: he not only deposes them from their thrones, but brings them into slavery.

12:20 The speech - By taking away or restraining the gift of utterance from them. Or, by taking away their understanding which should direct their speech. Trusty - Of those wise and experienced counsellors, that were trusted by the greatest princes.

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