Job 42:3
Good News Translation
You ask how I dare question your wisdom when I am so very ignorant. I talked about things I did not understand, about marvels too great for me to know.

Contemporary English Version
You asked why I talk so much when I know so little. I have talked about things that are far beyond my understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have spoken unwisely, and things that above measure exceeded my knowledge.

New American Bible
“Who is this who obscures counsel with ignorance?” I have spoken but did not understand; things too marvelous for me, which I did not know.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have spoken unwisely, and things that above measure exceeded my knowledge.

Who

Job 38:2 Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskilful words?

things

Psalm 40:5 Thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, O Lord my God: and in thy thoughts there is no one like to thee. I have declared and I have spoken they are multiplied above number.

Psalm 131:1 A gradual canticle of David. Lord, my heart is not exalted: nor are my eyes lofty. Neither have I walked in great matters, nor in wonderful things above me.

Psalm 139:6 Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach to it.

Proverbs 30:2-4 I am the most foolish of men, and the wisdom of men is not with me. . . .

Context
Job Submits Himself to the LORD
2I know that thou canst do all things, and no thought is hid from thee. 3Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore I have spoken unwisely, and things that above measure exceeded my knowledge.4Hear, and I will speak: I will ask thee, and do thou tell me.…
Cross References
Job 5:9
Who doth great things, and unsearchable and wonderful things without number:

Job 38:2
Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskilful words?

Psalm 40:5
Thou hast multiplied thy wonderful works, O Lord my God: and in thy thoughts there is no one like to thee. I have declared and I have spoken they are multiplied above number.

Psalm 131:1
A gradual canticle of David. Lord, my heart is not exalted: nor are my eyes lofty. Neither have I walked in great matters, nor in wonderful things above me.

Psalm 139:6
Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach to it.

Additional Translations
You asked, ‘Who is this who conceals My counsel without knowledge?’ Surely I spoke of things I did not understand, things too wonderful for me to know.Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? Therefore have I uttered that which I understood not, Things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

For who is he that hides counsel from thee? or who keeps back his words, and thinks to hide them from thee? and who will tell me what I knew not, great and wonderful things which I understood not?

Who is he that obscureth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered what I did not understand; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that which I understood not, things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that which I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

You asked, 'Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?' therefore I have uttered that which I did not understand, things too wonderful for me, which I didn't know.

Who is this, hiding counsel without knowledge?' Therefore, I have declared, and understand not, Too wonderful for me, and I know not.
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