New American Standard Bible
"But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
King James Bible
But where shall wisdom be found? and where is the place of understanding?
Darby Bible Translation
But wisdom, where shall it be found? and where is the place of understanding?
World English Bible
"But where shall wisdom be found? Where is the place of understanding?
Young's Literal Translation
And the wisdom -- whence is it found? And where is this, the place of understanding?
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But where shall wisdom be found? - That is, the full understanding of the plans of God - for this is the point of inquiry. The object of Job is to show that it is not to be found in the most profound science; by penetrating to the farthest extent of which man was capable in the earth, nor by any human investigations whatever. None of these things revealed the great plans of the Almighty in reference to his moral government, and particularly to the points which engrossed the attention of Job and his friends. Where true wisdom is to be found he proceeds to state in the subsequent verses.
LibraryDays of Conflict
As the condition of the people began to open to His mind, He saw that the requirements of society and the requirements of God were in constant collision. Men were departing from the word of God, and exalting theories of their own invention. They were observing traditional rites that possessed no virtue. Their service was a mere round of ceremonies; the sacred truths it was designed to teach were hidden from the worshipers. He saw that in their faithless services they found no peace. They did not …
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"He dams up the streams from flowing, And what is hidden he brings out to the light.
"God understands its way, And He knows its place.
"And to man He said, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.'"
What has been is remote and exceedingly mysterious. Who can discover it?
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