New International Version
Do not say, 'We have found wisdom; let God, not a man, refute him.'
King James Bible
Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.
Darby Bible Translation
That ye may not say, We have found out wisdom; God will make him yield, not man.
World English Bible
Beware lest you say, 'We have found wisdom, God may refute him, not man;'
Young's Literal Translation
Lest ye say, We have found wisdom, God doth thrust him away, not man.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
We have found out wisdom - We by dint of our own wisdom and understanding, have found out the true system of God's providence; and have been able to account for all the sufferings and tribulations of Job. Had they been able to confute Job, they would have triumphed over him in their own self-sufficiency.
God thrusteth him down, not man - This is no accidental thing that has happened to him: he is suffering under the just judgments of God, and therefore he must be the wicked man which we supposed him to be.
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Rom. viii. s 5, 6.--"For they that are after the flesh do mind," &c. "For to be carnally minded is death, but to be spiritually minded is life and peace." There are many differences among men in this world, that, as to outward appearance, are great and wide, and indeed they are so eagerly pursued, and seriously minded by men, as if they were great and momentous. You see what a strife and contention there is among men, how to be extracted out of the dregs of the multitude, and set a little higher …
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then let briers come up instead of wheat and stinkweed instead of barley." The words of Job are ended.
I gave you my full attention. But not one of you has proved Job wrong; none of you has answered his arguments.
But Job has not marshaled his words against me, and I will not answer him with your arguments.
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches,
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