New International Version
"How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble!
King James Bible
How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength?
Darby Bible Translation
How hast thou helped the powerless; how saved the arm that is without strength!
World English Bible
"How have you helped him who is without power! How have you saved the arm that has no strength!
Young's Literal Translation
What -- thou hast helped the powerless, Saved an arm not strong!
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
How hast thou helped him - This seems a species of irony. How wonderfully hast thou counselled the unskilful and strengthened the weak! Alas for you! ye could not give what ye did not possess! In this way the Chaldee understood these verses: "Why hast thou pretended to give succor, when thou art without strength? And save, while thy arm is weak? Why hast thou given counsel, when thou art without understanding? And supposest that thou hast shown the very essence of wisdom?"
Job 26:2, 3That is, to the man totally deprived of strength, power, and wisdom.
"Ye that rejoice (ללא דבר lelo dabar) in nothing."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
how has thou (Bildad had produced no argument to refute Job's doctrine; and therefore Job ironically admires the assistance which Bildad had given to his friends in their extremity, and the instruction he had afforded him in his perplexity.)
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate …
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World
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"What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What prospects, that I should be patient?
Do I have the strength of stone? Is my flesh bronze?
Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?
Then Job replied:
What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!
Do not cast me away when I am old; do not forsake me when my strength is gone.
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