Job 4:12

“Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a little thereof.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Nowe a thing was secretly brought to me, and mine eare receiued a litle thereof.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Now a word was brought to me stealthily, And my ear received a whisper of it.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Now a thing was secretly brought to me, And mine ear received a whisper thereof.
- American Standard Version (1901)

A word was given to me secretly, and the low sound of it came to my ears.
- Basic English Bible

Now to me a word was secretly brought, and mine ear received a whisper thereof.
- Darby Bible

Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a small sound of it.
- Webster's Bible

Now a thing was secretly brought to me. My ear received a whisper of it.
- World English Bible

And unto me a thing is secretly brought, And receive doth mine ear a little of it.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Now a word was secretly brought to me, and mine ear received a whisper thereof.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 4:12


4:12 Now - To convince Job of the sin and folly of impatience, Eliphaz relates a vision he had had, perhaps since he came to him. Which in that age and state of the church, before the holy scriptures were written, was the usual way of God's discovering his mind to those that sought him. A thing - Heb. a word, from God, a message. Secretly - Heb. was stolen, or brought by stealth unto me, privately and secretly, as the word of God used to come to the prophets, being spoken in their ear, as it was to Samuel, with a low and still voice. He does not pretend to have understood it fully; but something of it he perceived. How little a portion is heard of God! How little do we know of him in this world.


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