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Job 17:4 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: Therefore shalt thou not exalt [them].
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt [them].
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “For You have kept their heart from understanding, Therefore You will not exalt [them].
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt [them].
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For thou hast hidden their heart from understanding; therefore thou wilt not exalt [them].
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For, their heart, hast thou kept back from understanding, On this account, thou wilt not exalt them.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For their heart Thou hast hidden From understanding, Therefore Thou dost not exalt them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou hast set their heart far from understanding, therefore they shall not be exalted.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— For thou hast hid their heart from vnderstanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt [them].
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For thou hast hid their heart from wisdom; therefore thou shalt not exalt them.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt [them].

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
For x3588
(3588) Complement
כִּי
kiy
{kee}
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
thou hast hid 6845
{6845} Prime
צָפַן
tsaphan
{tsaw-fan'}
A primitive root; to hide (by covering over); by implication to hoard or reserve; figuratively to deny; specifically (favorably) to protect, (unfavorably) to lurk.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
their heart 3820
{3820} Prime
לֵב
leb
{labe}
A form of H3824; the heart; also used (figuratively) very widely for the feelings, the will and even the intellect; likewise for the centre of anything.
from understanding: 7922
{7922} Prime
שֶׂכֶל
sekel
{seh'-kel}
From H7919; intelligence; by implication success.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
therefore x3651
(3651) Complement
כֵּן
ken
{kane}
From H3559; properly set upright; hence (figuratively as adjective) just; but usually (as adverb or conjugation) rightly or so (in various applications to manner, time and relation; often with other particles).
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.
shalt thou not x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
exalt 7311
{7311} Prime
רוּם
ruwm
{room}
A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively).
z8787
<8787> Grammar
Stem - Polel (See H8847)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 72
[them].
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 17:4

_ _ their heart — The intellect of his friends.

_ _ shalt ... exalt — Rather imperative, “exalt them not”; allow them not to conquer [Umbreit], (Isaiah 6:9, Isaiah 6:10).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 17:1-9.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 17:4

Hid — Thou hast blinded the minds of my friends: therefore I desire a more wise and able judge. Therefore — Thou wilt not give them the victory over me in this contest, but wilt make them ashamed of their confidence.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 17:4

For thou hast hid their heart from (e) understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt [them].

(e) That these my afflictions are your just judgments, though man does not know the reason.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

2 Samuel 15:31 And [one] told David, saying, Ahithophel [is] among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.
2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite [is] better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.
2 Chronicles 25:16 And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that [the king] said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.
Isaiah 19:14 The LORD hath mingled a perverse spirit in the midst thereof: and they have caused Egypt to err in every work thereof, as a drunken [man] staggereth in his vomit.
Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.
Matthew 13:11 He answered and said unto them, Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given.
Romans 11:8 (According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear;) unto this day.
1 Corinthians 1:20 Where [is] the wise? where [is] the scribe? where [is] the disputer of this world? hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?
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2S 15:31; 17:14. 2Ch 25:16. Is 19:14. Mt 11:25; 13:11. Ro 11:8. 1Co 1:20.

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