Job 27:12
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New International Version
You have all seen this yourselves. Why then this meaningless talk?

King James Bible
Behold, all ye yourselves have seen it; why then are ye thus altogether vain?

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, ye yourselves have all seen [it]; and why are ye thus altogether vain?

World English Bible
Behold, all of you have seen it yourselves; why then have you become altogether vain?

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, ye -- all of you -- have seen, And why is this -- ye are altogether vain?

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Ye yourselves have seen it - Your own experience and observation have shown you that the righteous are frequently in affliction, and the wicked in affluence.

Why then are ye thus altogether vain? - The original is very emphatical: הבל תהבלו hebel tehbalu, and well expressed by Mr. Good: "Why then should ye thus babble babblings!" It our language would allow it, we might say vanitize vanity.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

ye yourselves

Job 21:28-30 For you say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked...

Ecclesiastes 8:14 There is a vanity which is done on the earth; that there be just men, to whom it happens according to the work of the wicked; again...

Ecclesiastes 9:1-3 For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works...


Job 6:25-29 How forcible are right words! but what does your arguing reprove...

Job 13:4-9 But you are forgers of lies, you are all physicians of no value...

Job 16:3 Shall vain words have an end? or what emboldens you that you answer?

Job 17:2 Are there not mockers with me? and does not my eye continue in their provocation?

Job 19:2,3 How long will you vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words...

Job 21:3 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.

Job 26:2-4 How have you helped him that is without power? how save you the arm that has no strength...

The Touchstone of Godly Sincerity
Who, then, is this "wicked man," thus portrayed before us? And what are the first symptoms of his depravity? We ask not the question idly, but in order that we take heed against the uprise of such an evil in ourselves. "Beneath the saintly veil the votary of sin May lurk unseen; and to that eye alone Which penetrates the heart, may stand revealed." The hypocrite is very often an exceedingly neat imitation of the Christian. To the common observer he is so good a counterfeit that he entirely escapes
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 17: 1871

Wesley in St. Albans Abbey
Monday, July 30.--l preached at Bingham, ten miles from Nottingham. I really admired the exquisite stupidity of the people. They gaped and stared while I was speaking of death and judgment, as if they had never heard of such things before. And they were not helped by two surly, ill-mannered clergymen, who seemed to be just as wise as themselves. The congregation at Houghton in the evening was more noble, behaving with the utmost decency. Tuesday, 31.--At nine I preached in the market place at Loughborough,
John Wesley—The Journal of John Wesley

Cross References
Job 27:11
"I will teach you about the power of God; the ways of the Almighty I will not conceal.

Job 27:13
"Here is the fate God allots to the wicked, the heritage a ruthless man receives from the Almighty:

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