Job 12:2
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English Standard Version
“No doubt you are the people, and wisdom will die with you.

King James Bible
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

American Standard Version
No doubt but ye are the people, And wisdom shall die with you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Are you then men alone, and shall wisdom die with you?

English Revised Version
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

Webster's Bible Translation
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

16 For thou shalt forget thy grief,

Shalt remember it as waters that flow by.

17 And thy path of life shall be brighter than mid-day;

If it be dark, it shall become as morning.

18 And thou shalt take courage, for now there is hope;

And thou shalt search, thou shalt lie down in safety.

19 And thou liest down without any one making thee afraid;

And many shall caress thy cheeks.

20 But the eyes of the wicked languish,

And refuge vanisheth from them,

And their hope is the breathing forth of the soul.

The grief that has been surmounted will then leave no trace in the memory, like water that flows by (not: water that flows away, as Olshausen explains it, which would be differently expressed; comp. Job 20:28 with 2 Samuel 14:14). It is not necessary to change אתּה כּי into עתּה כּי (Hirzel); אתה, as in Job 11:13, strengthens the force of the application of this conclusion of his speech. Life (חלד, from חלד to glide away, slip, i.e., pass away unnoticed,

(Note: Vid., Hupfeld on Psalm 17:14, and on the other hand Bttcher, infer. 275 s., who, taking חלד in the sense of rooting into, translates: "the mildew springs up more brilliant than mid-day." But whatever judgment one may form of the primary idea of חלד, this meaning of חלד is too imaginary.)

as αἰών, both life-time, Psalm 39:6, and the world, Psalm 49:2, here in the former sense), at the end of which thou thoughtest thou wert already, and which seemed to thee to run on into dismal darkness, shall be restored to thee (יקום with Munach on the ult. as Job 31:14, not on the penult.) brighter than noon-day (מן, more than, i.e., here: brighter than, as e.g., Micah 7:4, more thorny than); and be it ever so dark, it shall become like morning. Such must be the interpretation of תּעפה. It cannot be a substantive, for it has the accent on the penult.; as a substantive it must have been pointed תּעוּפה (after the form תּקוּדה, תּקוּמה, and the like). It is one of the few examples of the paragogic strengthened voluntative in the third pers., like Psalm 20:4; Isaiah 5:19


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ye are the people

Job 6:24,25 Teach me, and I will hold my tongue: and cause me to understand wherein I have erred...

Job 8:8-10 For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself to the search of their fathers...

Job 11:2,6,12 Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified...

Job 15:2 Should a wise man utter vain knowledge, and fill his belly with the east wind?

Job 17:4 For you have hid their heart from understanding: therefore shall you not exalt them.

Job 20:3 I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causes me to answer.

Job 32:7-13 I said, Days should speak, and multitude of years should teach wisdom...

Proverbs 28:11 The rich man is wise in his own conceit; but the poor that has understanding searches him out.

Isaiah 5:21 Woe to them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

1 Corinthians 4:10 We are fools for Christ's sake, but you are wise in Christ; we are weak, but you are strong; you are honorable, but we are despised.

1 Corinthians 6:5 I speak to your shame. Is it so, that there is not a wise man among you? no, not one that shall be able to judge between his brothers?

Cross References
Job 12:1
Then Job answered and said:

Job 17:10
But you, come on again, all of you, and I shall not find a wise man among you.

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