Job 12:25
New International Version
They grope in darkness with no light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.

New Living Translation
They grope in the darkness without a light. He makes them stagger like drunkards.

English Standard Version
They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them stagger like a drunken man.

Berean Study Bible
They grope in the darkness without light; He makes them stagger like drunkards.

New American Standard Bible
"They grope in darkness with no light, And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

New King James Version
They grope in the dark without light, And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

King James Bible
They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

Christian Standard Bible
They grope around in darkness without light; he makes them stagger like a drunkard.

Contemporary English Version
lost in the dark, staggering like someone drunk.

Good News Translation
they grope in the dark and stagger like drunkards.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They grope around in darkness without light; He makes them stagger like drunken men.

International Standard Version
They grope in the dark without light; he causes them to stagger around like a drunkard."

NET Bible
They grope about in darkness without light; he makes them stagger like drunkards.

New Heart English Bible
They grope in the dark without light. He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
They grope in the dark with no light, and he makes them stumble like drunks.

JPS Tanakh 1917
They grope in the dark without light, And He maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

New American Standard 1977
“They grope in darkness with no light, And He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

Jubilee Bible 2000
They grope in the darkness and not the light, and he causes them to err like drunken men.

King James 2000 Bible
They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.

American King James Version
They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.

American Standard Version
They grope in the dark without light; And he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Let them grope in darkness, and let there be no light, and let them wander as a drunken man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
They shall grope as in the dark, and not in the light, and he shall make them stagger like men that are drunk.

Darby Bible Translation
They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunkard.

English Revised Version
They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

Webster's Bible Translation
They grope in the dark without light, and he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man.

World English Bible
They grope in the dark without light. He makes them stagger like a drunken man.

Young's Literal Translation
They feel darkness, and not light, He causeth them to wander as a drunkard.
Study Bible
Job Responds to Zophar
24He deprives the earth’s leaders of reason, and makes them wander a trackless wasteland. 25They grope in darkness with no light; He makes them stagger like drunkards.
Cross References
Job 5:14
They encounter darkness by day and grope at noon as in the night.

Job 18:6
The light in his tent grows dark, and the lamp beside him goes out.

Psalm 107:27
They reeled and staggered like drunkards, and all their skill was useless.

Isaiah 24:20
The earth staggers like a drunkard and sways like a shack. Earth's rebellion weighs it down, and it falls, never to rise again.

Treasury of Scripture

They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.

grope

Job 5:14
They meet with darkness in the daytime, and grope in the noonday as in the night.

Genesis 19:11
And they smote the men that were at the door of the house with blindness, both small and great: so that they wearied themselves to find the door.

Deuteronomy 28:29
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.

maketh

Psalm 107:27
They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits' end.

Isaiah 19:14
The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken man staggereth in his vomit.

Isaiah 24:20
The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.

stagger.







Lexicon
They grope
יְמַֽשְׁשׁוּ־ (yə·maš·šū-)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4959: To feel of, to grope

in darkness
חֹ֥שֶׁךְ (ḥō·šeḵ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2822: The dark, darkness, misery, destruction, death, ignorance, sorrow, wickedness

with no
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

light;
א֑וֹר (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

He makes them stagger
וַ֝יַּתְעֵ֗ם (way·yaṯ·‘êm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8582: To vacillate, reel, stray

like drunkards.
כַּשִּׁכּֽוֹר׃ (kaš·šik·kō·wr)
Preposition-k, Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7910: Intoxicated, as a, state, a habit
Verse 25. - They grope in the dark without light (comp. Job 5:14 and Deuteronomy 28:29). And he maketh them to stagger like a drunken man; literally, to wander - to pursue a devious course instead of a straight one.



12:12-25 This is a noble discourse of Job concerning the wisdom, power, and sovereignty of God, in ordering all the affairs of the children of men, according to the counsel of His own will, which none can resist. It were well if wise and good men, who differ about lesser things, would see how it is for their honour and comfort, and the good of others, to dwell most upon the great things in which they agree. Here are no complaints, or reflections. He gives many instances of God's powerful management of the children of men, overruling all their counsels, and overcoming all their oppositions. Having all strength and wisdom, God knows how to make use, even of those who are foolish and bad; otherwise there is so little wisdom and so little honesty in the world, that all had been in confusion and ruin long ago. These important truths were suited to convince the disputants that they were out of their depth in attempting to assign the Lord's reasons for afflicting Job; his ways are unsearchable, and his judgments past finding out. Let us remark what beautiful illustrations there are in the word of God, confirming his sovereignty, and wisdom in that sovereignty: but the highest and infinitely the most important is, that the Lord Jesus was crucified by the malice of the Jews; and who but the Lord could have known that this one event was the salvation of the world?
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