Parallel Bible VersionsNASB/KJV Study BibleHebrew Bible Study Tools

Job 38:2

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— “Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge?
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Who is this that darkeneth counsel By words without knowledge?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who is it that darkeneth counsel, by words, without knowledge?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Who [is] this—darkening counsel, By words without knowledge?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskilful words?
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— Who is this that darkeneth the counsell by wordes without knowledge?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Who [is] this [that] darkneth counsell by words without knowledge?
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— Who is this that gives counsel by words without knowledge?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Who is this that hides counsel from me, and confines words in [his] heart, and thinks to conceal [them] from me?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Who x4310
(4310) Complement
An interrogitive pronoun of persons, as H4100 is of things, who? (occasionally, by a peculiar idiom, of things); also (indefinitely) whoever; often used in oblique construction with prefix or suffix.
[is] this x2088
(2088) Complement
A primitive word; the masculine demonstrative pronoun, this or that.
that darkeneth 2821
{2821} Prime
A primitive root; to be dark (as withholding light); transitively to darken.
<8688> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 857
counsel 6098
{6098} Prime
From H3289; advice; by implication plan; also prudence.
by words 4405
{4405} Prime
From H4448 (plural masculine as if from the second form); a word; collectively a discourse; figuratively a topic.
without x1097
(1097) Complement
From H1086; properly failure, that is, nothing or destruction; usually (with preposition) without, not yet, because not, as long as, etc.
knowledge? 1847
{1847} Prime
From H3045; knowledge.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 38:2

_ _ this — Job.

_ _ counsel — impugning My divine wisdom in the providential arrangements of the universe. Such “words” (including those of the friends) rather obscure, than throw light on My ways. God is about to be Job’s Vindicator, but must first bring him to a right state of mind for receiving relief.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 38:1-3.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 38:2

Counsel — God's counsel. For the great matter of the dispute between Job and his friends, was concerning God's counsel and providence in afflicting Job; which Job had endeavoured to obscure and misrepresent. This first word which God spoke, struck Job to the heart. This he repeats and echoes to, Job 42:3, as the arrow that stuck fast in him.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 38:2

Who [is] this that (b) darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

(b) Which by seeking out the secret counsel of God by man's reason, makes it more obscure, and shows his own folly.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

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 23:4-5 I would order [my] cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments. ... I would know the words [which] he would answer me, and understand what he would say unto me.
Job 24:25 And if [it be] not [so] now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech nothing worth?
Job 26:3 How hast thou counselled [him that hath] no wisdom? and [how] hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?
Job 27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God: [that] which [is] with the Almighty will I not conceal.
Job 34:35 Job hath spoken without knowledge, and his words [were] without wisdom.
Job 35:16 Therefore doth Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplieth words without knowledge.
Job 42:3 Who [is] he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.
1 Timothy 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they say, nor whereof they affirm.
Random Bible VersesNew Quotes

Chain-Reference Bible SearchCross References with Concordance
Newest Chat Bible Comment
Comment HereExpand User Bible CommentaryComplete Biblical ResearchComplete Chat Bible Commentary
Recent Chat Bible Comments