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Job 26:3 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, And plentifully declared sound knowledge!
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— How hast thou counselled [him that hath] no wisdom? and [how] hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “What counsel you have given to [one] without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— How hast thou counseled [him that hath] no wisdom? and [how] hast thou abundantly declared the thing as it is?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, and abundantly declared the thing as it is!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— How hast thou given counsel to one of no-wisdom? or, effective wisdom, abundantly made known?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— What—thou hast given counsel to the unwise, And wise plans in abundance made known.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— To whom hast thou given counsel? perhaps to him that hath no wisdom, and thou hast shewn thy very great prudence.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— How hast thou counselled [him that hath] no wisedome? and [how] hast thou plentifully declared the thing, as it is?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— To whom hast thou given counsel? is it not to him who has all wisdom? whom wilt thou follow? is it not one who has the greatest power?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— How hast thou counselled [him that hath] no wisdom? and [how] hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
How x4100
(4100) Complement
מָּה
mah
{maw}
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
hast thou counselled 3289
{3289} Prime
יָעַץ
ya`ats
{yaw-ats'}
A primitive root; to advise; reflexively to deliberate or resolve.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
[him that hath] no 3808
{3808} Prime
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
wisdom? 2451
{2451} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
and [how] hast thou plentifully 7230
{7230} Prime
רֹב
rob
{robe}
From H7231; abundance (in any respect).
declared 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
the thing x8454
(8454) Complement
תּוּשִׁיָּה
tuwshiyah
{too-shee-yaw'}
From an unused root probably meaning to substantiate; support or (by implication) ability, that is, (direct) help, (in purpose) an undertaking, (intellectual) understanding.
as it is? y8454
[8454] Standard
תּוּשִׁיָּה
tuwshiyah
{too-shee-yaw'}
From an unused root probably meaning to substantiate; support or (by implication) ability, that is, (direct) help, (in purpose) an undertaking, (intellectual) understanding.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 26:2-3.


Job 26:3

_ _ plentifully ... the thing as it is — rather, “abundantly — wisdom.” Bildad had made great pretensions to abundant wisdom. How has he shown it?

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 26:1-4.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
counselled:

Job 6:13 [Is] not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?
Job 12:3 But I have understanding as well as you; I [am] not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?
Job 13:5 O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.
Job 15:8-10 Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself? ... With us [are] both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.
Job 17:10 But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find [one] wise [man] among you.
Job 32:11-13 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst ye searched out what to say. ... Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

plentifully:

Job 33:3 My words [shall be of] the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly.
Job 33:33 If not, hearken unto me: hold thy peace, and I shall teach thee wisdom.
Job 38:2 Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Psalms 49:1-4 [[To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.]] Hear this, all [ye] people; give ear, all [ye] inhabitants of the world: ... I will incline mine ear to a parable: I will open my dark saying upon the harp.
Psalms 71:15-18 My mouth shall shew forth thy righteousness [and] thy salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers [thereof]. ... Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto [this] generation, [and] thy power to every one [that] is to come.
Proverbs 8:6-9 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips [shall be] right things. ... They [are] all plain to him that understandeth, and right to them that find knowledge.
Acts 20:20 [And] how I kept back nothing that was profitable [unto you], but have shewed you, and have taught you publickly, and from house to house,
Acts 20:27 For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
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Jb 6:13; 12:3; 13:5; 15:8; 17:10; 32:11; 33:3, 33; 38:2. Ps 49:1; 71:15. Pv 8:6. Ac 20:20, 27.

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