Job 26:3
New International Version
What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!

New Living Translation
How you have enlightened my stupidity! What wise advice you have offered!

English Standard Version
How you have counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

Berean Study Bible
How you have counseled the unwise and provided fully sound insight!

New American Standard Bible
"What counsel you have given to one without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided!

New King James Version
How have you counseled one who has no wisdom? And how have you declared sound advice to many?

King James Bible
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

Christian Standard Bible
How you have counseled the unwise and abundantly provided insight!

Contemporary English Version
You have given great advice and wonderful wisdom to someone truly in need.

Good News Translation
You give such good advice and share your knowledge with a fool like me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How you have counseled the unwise and thoroughly explained the path to success!

International Standard Version
What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly!

NET Bible
How you have advised the one without wisdom, and abundantly revealed your insight!

New Heart English Bible
How have you counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have advised the person who has no wisdom and offered so much assistance.

JPS Tanakh 1917
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, And plentifully declared sound knowledge!

New American Standard 1977
“What counsel you have given to one without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided!

Jubilee Bible 2000
How hast thou counselled the one that has no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

King James 2000 Bible
How have you counseled him that has no wisdom? and how have you plentifully declared the thing as it is?

American King James Version
How have you counceled him that has no wisdom? and how have you plentifully declared the thing as it is?

American Standard Version
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, And plentifully declared sound knowledge!

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To whom hast thou given counsel? is it not to him who has all wisdom? whom wilt thou follow? is it not one who has the greatest power?

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom hast thou given counsel? perhaps to him that hath no wisdom, and thou hast shewn thy very great prudence.

Darby Bible Translation
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, and abundantly declared the thing as it is!

English Revised Version
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

Webster's Bible Translation
How hast thou counseled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou abundantly declared the thing as it is?

World English Bible
How have you counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

Young's Literal Translation
What -- thou hast given counsel to the unwise, And wise plans in abundance made known.
Study Bible
Job: Who Can Understand God's Majesty?
2“How you have helped the powerless and saved the arm that is feeble! 3How you have counseled the unwise and provided fully sound insight! 4To whom have you uttered these words? And whose spirit spoke through you?…
Cross References
Job 6:13
Is there any help within me, now that success is driven from me?

Job 26:2
"How you have helped the powerless and saved the arm that is feeble!

Job 26:4
To whom have you uttered these words? And whose spirit spoke through you?

Treasury of Scripture

How have you counceled him that has no wisdom? and how have you plentifully declared the thing as it is?

counselled

Job 6:13
Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

Job 12:3
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

Job 13:5
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

plentifully

Job 33:3,33
My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly…

Job 38:2
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

Psalm 49:1-4
To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. Hear this, all ye people; give ear, all ye inhabitants of the world: …







Lexicon
How
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

you have counseled
יָּ֭עַצְתָּ (yā·‘aṣ·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3289: To advise, to deliberate, resolve

the unwise
לְלֹ֣א (lə·lō)
Preposition-l | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

and provided
הוֹדָֽעְתָּ׃ (hō·w·ḏā·‘ə·tā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

fully sound
לָרֹ֥ב (lā·rōḇ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

insight!
וְ֝תוּשִׁיָּ֗ה (wə·ṯū·šî·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8454: Support, ability, help, an undertaking, understanding
(3) The thing as it is?--Rather, How hast thou plentifully declared sound knowledge?

Verse 3. - How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? What counsel or advice is there in anything that thou hast said, by following which I might be benefited? Admitting my own want of wisdom, how hast thou bettered my case? And how hast thou plenteously declared the thing as it is? rather, How hast thou plenteously declared sound knowledge? What can there be said to have been in the way of sound knowledge, or good practical common sense (חוּשִׁיָה), in the discourse which thou hast addressed to me? - a discourse made up of truisms. 26:1-4 Job derided Bildad's answer; his words were a mixture of peevishness and self-preference. Bildad ought to have laid before Job the consolations, rather than the terrors of the Almighty. Christ knows how to speak what is proper for the weary, Isa 50:4; and his ministers should not grieve those whom God would not have made sad. We are often disappointed in our expectations from our friends who should comfort us; but the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, never mistakes, nor fails of his end.
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