Job 12:23
Good News Translation
He makes nations strong and great, but then he defeats and destroys them.

Contemporary English Version
he makes nations strong, then shatters their strength.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He multiplieth nations, and destroyeth them, and restoreth them again after they were overthrown.

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He multiplieth nations, and destroyeth them, and restoreth them again after they were overthrown.

increaseth

Exodus 1:7,20 The children of Israel increased, and sprung up into multitudes, and growing exceedingly strong they filled the land. . . .

Psalm 107:38 And he blessed them, and they were multiplied exceedingly: and their cattle he suffered not to decrease.

Isaiah 9:3 Thou hast multiplied the nation, and hast not increased the joy. They shall rejoice before thee, as they that rejoice in the harvest, as conquerors rejoice after taking a prey, when they divide the spoils.

Isaiah 26:15 Thou hast been favourable to the nation, O Lord, thou hast been favourable to the nation: art thou glorified? thou hast removed all the ends of the earth far off.

Isaiah 27:6 When they shall rush in unto Jacob, Israel shall blossom and bud, and they shall fill the face of the world with seed.

Isaiah 51:2 Look unto Abraham your father, and to Sara that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and multiplied him.

Isaiah 60:22 The least shall become a thousand, and a little one a most strong nation: I the Lord will suddenly do this thing in its time.

Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall come forth praise, and the voice of them that play: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be made few: and I will glorify them, and they shall not be lessened.

Jeremiah 33:22 As the stars of heaven cannot be numbered, nor the sand of the sea be measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant, and the Levites my ministers.

Zechariah 10:8 I will whistle for them, and I will gather them together, because I have redeemed them: and I will multiply them as they were multiplied before.

straiteneth them again.

Context
Job Responds to Zophar
22He discovereth deep things out of darkness, and bringeth up to light the shadow of death. 23He multiplieth nations, and destroyeth them, and restoreth them again after they were overthrown.24He changeth the heart of the princes of the people of the earth, and deceiveth them that they walk in vain where there is no way.…
Cross References
Acts 17:26
And hath made of one, all mankind, to dwell upon the whole face of the earth, determining appointed times and the limits of their habitation.

Isaiah 9:3
Thou hast multiplied the nation, and hast not increased the joy. They shall rejoice before thee, as they that rejoice in the harvest, as conquerors rejoice after taking a prey, when they divide the spoils.

Isaiah 26:15
Thou hast been favourable to the nation, O Lord, thou hast been favourable to the nation: art thou glorified? thou hast removed all the ends of the earth far off.

Additional Translations
He makes nations great, and destroys them; He enlarges nations, and sends them away.He increases the nations, and destroys them: he enlarges the nations, and straitens them again.

He increaseth the nations, and he destroyeth them: He enlargeth the nations, and he leadeth them captive.

Causing the nations to wander, and destroying them: overthrowing the nations, and leading them away.

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them; he spreadeth out the nations, and bringeth them in;

He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he spreadeth the nations abroad, and bringeth them in.

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

He increases the nations, and he destroys them. He enlarges the nations, and he leads them captive.

Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them.
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