Job 26:3

“How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 26:3

How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisedome? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing, as it is?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"What counsel you have given to {one} without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided!
- New American Standard Version (1995)

How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, And plentifully declared sound knowledge!
- American Standard Version (1901)

How have you given teaching to him who has no wisdom, and fully made clear true knowledge!
- Basic English Bible

How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, and abundantly declared the thing as it is!
- Darby Bible

How hast thou counseled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou abundantly declared the thing as it is?
- Webster's Bible

How have you counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
- World English Bible

What -- thou hast given counsel to the unwise, And wise plans in abundance made known.
- Youngs Literal Bible

How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 26:3

Wesley's Notes for Job 26:3


26:4 To whom - For whose instruction hast thou uttered these things? For mine? Dost thou think I do not know, that which the meanest persons are not unacquainted with; that God is incomparably greater and better than his creatures? Whose spirit - Who inspired thee with this profound discourse of thine?

26:5 Dead things - Job having censured Bildad's discourse, proceeds to shew how little he needed his information in that point. Here he shews that the power and providences of God reaches not only to the things we see, but also to the invisible parts of the world, not only to the heavens above and their inhabitants, and to men upon earth, of which Bildad discoursed, chap.#25:2|,3, but also to such persons or things as are under the earth, or under the waters; which are out of our sight and reach; yet not out of the ken of Divine providence. These words may be understood; either, of dead, or lifeless things, such as amber, pearl, coral, metals, or other minerals, which are formed or brought forth; by the almighty power of God, from under the waters; either in the bottom of the sea, or within the earth, which is the lowest element, and in the scripture and other authors spoken of as under the waters; this being observed as a remarkable work of God's providence, that the waters of the sea, which are higher than the earth, do not overwhelm it. Or, of dead men, and of the worst of them, such as died in their sins, and after death were condemned to farther miseries; for of such this very word seems to be used, #Prov 2:18 9:18|, who are here said to mourn or groan from under the waters; from the lower parts of the earth, or from under those subterranean waters, which are supposed to be within and under the earth; #Psalm 33:7|, and from under the inhabitants thereof; either of the waters or of the earth, under which these waters are, or with the other inhabitants thereof; of that place under the waters, namely, the apostate spirits. So the sense is, that God's dominion is over all men, yea, even the dead, and the worst of them, who though they would not own God, nor his providence, while they lived, yet now are forced to acknowledge and feel that power which they despised, and bitterly mourn under the sad effects of it in their infernal habitations.


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