Job 17:4
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New International Version
You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore you will not let them triumph.

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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Commentary
Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

For thou hast hid their heart - This address is to God; and here he is represented as doing that which in the course of his providence he only permits to be done.

Shalt thou not exalt them - This was exactly fulfilled: not one of Job's friends was exalted; on the contrary, God condemned the whole; and they were not received into the Divine favor till Job sacrificed, and made intercession for them.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

2 Samuel 15:31 And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray you...

2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel...

2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said to him, Are you made of the king's counsel? forbear...

Isaiah 19:14 The LORD has mingled a perverse spirit in the middle thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof...

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank you, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth...

Matthew 13:11 He answered and said to them, Because it is given to you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.

Romans 11:8 (According as it is written, God has given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see...

1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? where is the scribe? where is the disputer of this world? has not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

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9Th Day. Persevering Grace.
"He is Faithful that Promised." "The righteous shall hold on his way."--JOB xvii. 9. Persevering Grace. Reader! how comforting to thee amid the ebbings and flowings of thy changing history, to know that the change is all with thee, and not with thy God! Thy spiritual bark may be tossed on waves of temptation, in many a dark midnight. Thou mayest think thy pilot hath left thee, and be ready continually to say, "Where is my God?" But fear not! The bark which bears thy spiritual destinies is in better
John Ross Macduff—The Faithful Promiser

Another Shorter Evening Prayer.
O eternal God and heavenly Father, if I were not taught and assured by the promises of thy gospel, and the examples of Peter, Mary Magdalene, the publican, the prodigal child, and many other penitent sinners, that thou art so full of compassion, and so ready to forgive the greatest sinners, who are heaviest laden with sin, at what time soever they return unto thee with penitent hearts, lamenting their sins, and imploring thy grace, I should despair for mine own sins, and be utterly discouraged from
Lewis Bayly—The Practice of Piety

Cross References
Job 12:20
He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.

Job 17:5
If anyone denounces their friends for reward, the eyes of their children will fail.

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