Job 17:4
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New American Standard Bible
"For You have kept their heart from understanding, Therefore You will not exalt them.

King James Bible
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast hidden their heart from understanding; therefore thou wilt not exalt them.

World English Bible
For you have hidden their heart from understanding, Therefore you shall not exalt them.

Young's Literal Translation
For their heart Thou hast hidden From understanding, Therefore Thou dost not exalt them.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

For thou hast hid their heart from understanding - That is, the heart of his professed friends. Job says that they were blind and perverse, and indisposed to render him justice; and he therefore pleads that he may carry his cause directly before God. He attributes their want of understanding to the agency of God in accordance with the doctrine which prevailed in early times, and which is so often expressed in the Scriptures, that God is the source of light and truth, and that when people are blinded it is in accordance with his wise purposes; see Isaiah 6:9-10. It is "because" they were thus blind and perverse, that he asks the privilege of carrying the cause at once up to God - and who could blame him for such a desire?

Therefore thou shalt not exalt them - By the honor of deciding a case like this, or by the reputation of wisdom. The name of sage or "wise" man was among the most valued in those times; but Job says that that would not be awarded to his friends. God would not exalt or honor people thus devoid of wisdom.

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Whether Christ Went Down into the Hell of the Lost?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ went down into the hell of the lost, because it is said by the mouth of Divine Wisdom (Ecclus. 24:45): "I will penetrate to all the lower parts of the earth." But the hell of the lost is computed among the lower parts of the earth according to Ps. 62:10: "They shall go into the lower parts of the earth." Therefore Christ who is the Wisdom of God, went down even into the hell of the lost. Objection 2: Further, Peter says (Acts 2:24) that "God hath raised up Christ,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 12:20
"He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.

Job 17:5
"He who informs against friends for a share of the spoil, The eyes of his children also will languish.

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