King James Version
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
Darby Bible Translation
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and had peace?
World English Bible
God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?
Young's Literal Translation
Wise in heart and strong in power -- Who hath hardened toward Him and is at peace?
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CommentaryGeneva Study Bible
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LibraryWashed to Greater Foulness
Turning to my text, let me say, that as one is startled by a shriek, or saddened by a groan, so these sharp utterances of Job astonish us at first, and then awake our pity. How much are we troubled with brotherly compassion as we read the words,--"If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me!" The sense of misery couched in this passage baffles description. Yet this is but one of a series, in which sentence …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886
A Blow at Self-Righteousness
"Wash You, Make You Clean, Put Away the Evil of Your Doings from Before Mine Eyes; Cease to do Evil,"
Whether it is Lawful for a Man to Confess a Sin which He Has not Committed?
Whether Negligence Can be a Mortal Sin?
Whether Doubts Should be Interpreted for the Best?
Later English Reformers
God Holy, Just, and Sovereign. Job 9:2-10.
The King's Highway
Whether Man Can Know that He Has Grace?
2 Chronicles 13:12
And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests with sounding trumpets to cry alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against the LORD God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?
And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
Will he plead against me with his great power? No; but he would put strength in me.
He draweth also the mighty with his power: he riseth up, and no man is sure of life.
Dominion and fear are with him, he maketh peace in his high places.
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