Job 12:8

“Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 12:8

Or speake to the earth, and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare vnto thee.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you; And let the fish of the sea declare to you.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; And the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
- American Standard Version (1901)

Or to the things which go flat on the earth, and they will give you wisdom; and the fishes of the sea will give you news of it.
- Basic English Bible

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
- Darby Bible

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare to thee.
- Webster's Bible

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you. The fish of the sea shall declare to you.
- World English Bible

Or talk to the earth, and it sheweth thee, And fishes of the sea recount to thee:
- Youngs Literal Bible

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 12:8

Wesley's Notes for Job 12:8


12:6 Are secure - Job's friends had all supposed, that wicked men cannot prosper long in the world. This Job opposes, and maintains, that God herein acts as sovereign, and reserves that exact distribution of rewards and punishments for the other world.

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.

12:9 Lord - This is the only time that we meet with the name Jehovah in all the discourses between Job and his friends. For God in that age was more known by the name of Shaddai, the Almighty.


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