New International Version
Will they not instruct you and tell you? Will they not bring forth words from their understanding?
King James Bible
Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
Darby Bible Translation
Shall not they teach thee, [and] tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?
World English Bible
Shall they not teach you, tell you, and utter words out of their heart?
Young's Literal Translation
Do they not shew thee -- speak to thee, And from their heart bring forth words?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Job 8:10Shall not they teach thee - Wilt thou not treat their maxims with the utmost deference and respect? They utter words from their heart - what they say is the fruit of long and careful experience.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryTwo Kinds of Hope
'Whose hope shall be cut off, and whose trust shall be a spider's web.'--JOB viii. 14. 'And hope maketh not ashamed.'--ROMANS v. 5. These two texts take opposite sides. Bildad was not the wisest of Job's friends, and he gives utterance to solemn commonplaces with partial truth in them. In the rough it is true that the hope of the ungodly perishes, and the limits of the truth are concealed by the splendour of the imagery and the perfection of artistic form in which the well-worn platitude is draped. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Hebrew Sages and their Proverbs
for we were born only yesterday and know nothing, and our days on earth are but a shadow.
Can papyrus grow tall where there is no marsh? Can reeds thrive without water?
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