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Job 12:14 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again; He shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt; He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Behold, he breaketh down, and it is not built again; he shutteth up a man, and there is no opening.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo! He pulleth down, and it cannot be built, He closeth up over a man, and it cannot be opened:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, He breaketh down, and it is not built up, He shutteth against a man, And it is not opened.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— If he pull down, there is no man that can build up: if he shut up a man, there is none that can open.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Behold, he breaketh downe, and it cannot be built againe: hee shutteth vp a man, and there can be no opening.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— If he should cast down, who will build up? if he should shut up against man, who shall open?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Behold, x2005
(2005) Complement
הֵן
hen
{hane}
A primitive particle; lo! also (as expressing surprise) if.
he breaketh down, 2040
{2040} Prime
הָרַס
harac
{haw-ras'}
A primitive root; to pull down or in pieces, break, destroy.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and it cannot x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
be built again: 1129
{1129} Prime
בָּנָה
banah
{baw-naw'}
A primitive root; to build (literally and figuratively).
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
he shutteth up 5462
{5462} Prime
סָגַר
cagar
{saw-gar'}
A primitive root; to shut up; figuratively to surrender.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x5921
(5921) Complement
עַל
`al
{al}
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
a man, 376
{0376} Prime
אִישׁ
'iysh
{eesh}
Contracted for H0582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation.).
and there can be no opening. 6605
{6605} Prime
פָּתַח
pathach
{paw-thakh'}
A primitive root; to open wide (literally or figuratively); specifically to loosen, begin, plough, carve.
z8735
<8735> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 1602
x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 12:14

_ _ shutteth up — (Isaiah 22:22). Job refers to Zophar’s “shut up” (Job 11:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 12:12-25.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 12:14

No opening — Without God's permission. Yea, he shuts up in the grave, and none can break open those sealed doors. He shuts up in hell, in chains of darkness, and none can pass that great gulf.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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he breaketh:

Job 9:12-13 Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou? ... [If] God will not withdraw his anger, the proud helpers do stoop under him.
Job 11:10 If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?
Isaiah 14:23 I will also make it a possession for the bittern, and pools of water: and I will sweep it with the besom of destruction, saith the LORD of hosts.
Jeremiah 51:58 Thus saith the LORD of hosts; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly broken, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and the people shall labour in vain, and the folk in the fire, and they shall be weary.
Jeremiah 51:64 And thou shalt say, Thus shall Babylon sink, and shall not rise from the evil that I will bring upon her: and they shall be weary. Thus far [are] the words of Jeremiah.
Malachi 1:4 Whereas Edom saith, We are impoverished, but we will return and build the desolate places; thus saith the LORD of hosts, They shall build, but I will throw down; and they shall call them, The border of wickedness, and, The people against whom the LORD hath indignation for ever.

he shutteth:

Job 16:11 God hath delivered me to the ungodly, and turned me over into the hands of the wicked.
1 Samuel 17:46 This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.
1 Samuel 24:18 And thou hast shewed this day how that thou hast dealt well with me: forasmuch as when the LORD had delivered me into thine hand, thou killedst me not.
1 Samuel 26:8 Then said Abishai to David, God hath delivered thine enemy into thine hand this day: now therefore let me smite him, I pray thee, with the spear even to the earth at once, and I will not [smite] him the second time.
*marg.
Isaiah 22:22 And the key of the house of David will I lay upon his shoulder; so he shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.
Romans 11:32 For God hath concluded them all in unbelief, that he might have mercy upon all.
*marg.
Revelation 3:7 And to the angel of the church in Philadelphia write; These things saith he that is holy, he that is true, he that hath the key of David, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth;

up:
Heb. upon
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