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Job 12:7 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; And the birds of the heavens, and they shall tell thee:
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you; And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowl of the heavens, and they shall tell thee;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, in very deed, ask, I pray thee, the beasts, and they will teach thee, and the bird of the heavens, and it will tell thee;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And yet, ask, I pray thee, [One of] the beasts, and it doth shew thee, And a fowl of the heavens, And it doth declare to thee.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee: and the birds of the air, and they shall tell thee.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But aske now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the foules of the aire, and they shall tell thee.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— But ask now the beasts, if they may speak to thee; and the birds of the air, if they may declare to thee.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 199
{0199} Prime
אוּלָם
'uwlam
{oo-lawm'}
Apparently a variation of H0194; however or on the contrary.
ask 7592
{7592} Prime
שָׁאַל
sha'al
{shaw-al'}
A primitive root; to inquire; by implication to request; by extension to demand.
z8798
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
now x4994
(4994) Complement
נָא
na'
{naw}
A primitive particle of incitement and entreaty, which may usually be rendered I pray, now or then; added mostly to verbs (in the imperative or future), or to interjections, occasionally to an adverb or conjugation.
the beasts, 929
{0929} Prime
בְּהֵמָה
b@hemah
{be-hay-maw'}
From an unused root (probably meaning to be mute); properly a dumb beast; especially any large quadruped or animal (often collectively).
and they shall teach 3384
{3384} Prime
יָרָה
yarah
{yaw-raw'}
A primitive root; properly to flow as water (that is, to rain); transitively to lay or throw (especially an arrow, that is, to shoot); figuratively to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thee; and the fowls 5775
{5775} Prime
עוֹף
`owph
{ofe}
From H5774; a bird (as covered with feathers, or rather as covering with wings), often collective.
of the air, 8064
{8064} Prime
שָׁמַיִם
shamayim
{shaw-mah'-yim}
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
and they shall tell 5046
{5046} Prime
נָגַד
nagad
{naw-gad'}
A primitive root; properly to front, that is, stand boldly out opposite; by implication (causatively), to manifest; figuratively to announce (always by word of mouth to one present); specifically to expose, predict, explain, praise.
z8686
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
thee:
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 12:7-8

_ _ Beasts, birds, fishes, and plants, reasons Job, teach that the violent live the most securely (Job 12:6). The vulture lives more securely than the dove, the lion than the ox, the shark than the dolphin, the rose than the thorn which tears it.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 12:6-11.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 12:7

But — If thou observest the beasts, and their properties and actions, and events, from them thou mayst learn this lesson: that which Zophar had uttered with so much pomp and gravity, Job 11:7-9, concerning God's infinite wisdom, saith Job, thou needest not go into heaven or hell to know. but thou mayst learn it even from the beasts.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 12:7

But ask now the beasts, (e) and they shall teach thee; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

(e) He declares to them that disputed against him, that their wisdom is common to all, and such as the very brute beasts teach daily.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
But ask:

Job 21:29-30 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens, ... That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
Proverbs 6:6 Go to the ant, thou sluggard; consider her ways, and be wise:
Isaiah 1:3 The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib: [but] Israel doth not know, my people doth not consider.
Jeremiah 8:7 Yea, the stork in the heaven knoweth her appointed times; and the turtle and the crane and the swallow observe the time of their coming; but my people know not the judgment of the LORD.
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Jb 21:29. Pv 6:6. Is 1:3. Jr 8:7.

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