Job 12:23

“He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: hee inlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them againe.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"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.


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