Job 4:21

“Doth not their excellency which is in them go away? they die, even without wisdom.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Doeth not their excellencie which is in them, goe away? they die, euen without wisedome.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, yet without wisdom.'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.
- American Standard Version (1901)

If their tent-cord is pulled up, do they not come to an end, and without wisdom?
- Basic English Bible

Is not their tent-cord torn away in them? they die, and without wisdom.
- Darby Bible

Doth not their excellence which is in them depart? they die, even without wisdom.
- Webster's Bible

Isn't their tent cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.'
- World English Bible

Hath not their excellency been removed with them? They die, and not in wisdom!
- Youngs Literal Bible

Is not their tent-cord plucked up within them? They die, and that without wisdom.'
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 4:21


4:21 Excellency - Whatsoever is by common estimation excellent in men, all their natural, and moral, and civil accomplishments, as high birth, great riches, power and wisdom, these are so far from preserving men from perishing, that they perish themselves, together with those houses of clay in which they are lodged. Without wisdom - Even without having attained that only wisdom for which they came into the world. Shall such mean, weak, foolish, sinful, dying creatures as this, pretend to be more just than God, more pure than his maker? No: instead of quarrelling with his afflictions, let him admire that he is out of hell.


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