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Job 39:17 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, Neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Because God hath withheld wisdom from her, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— For +God hath deprived her of wisdom, and hath not furnished her with understanding.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— For GOD hath suffered her to forget wisdom, and given her no share in understanding.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— For God hath caused her to forget wisdom, And He hath not given a portion To her in understanding:
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— For God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he given her understanding.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Because God hath depriued her of wisedome, neither hath he imparted to her vnderstanding.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— For God has withholden wisdom from her, and not given her a portion in understanding.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Because Eloah hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Because 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.
lh אֱלוֹהַ 433
{0433} Prime
אֱלוֹהַּ
'elowahh
{el-o'-ah}
(The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H0410; a deity or the deity.
hath deprived 5382
{5382} Prime
נָשָׁה
nashah
{naw-shaw'}
A primitive root; to forget; figuratively, to neglect; causatively, to remit, remove.
z8689
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
her of wisdom, 2451
{2451} Prime
חָכְמָה
chokmah
{khok-maw'}
From H2449; wisdom (in a good sense).
neither x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
hath he imparted 2505
{2505} Prime
חָלַק
chalaq
{khaw-lak'}
A primitive root; to be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
to her understanding. 998
{0998} Prime
בִּינָה
biynah
{bee-naw'}
From H0995; understanding.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 39:17

_ _ wisdom — such as God gives to other animals, and to man (Job 35:11). The Arab proverb is, “foolish as an ostrich.” Yet her very seeming want of wisdom is not without wise design of God, though man cannot see it; just as in the trials of the godly, which seem so unreasonable to Job, there lies hid a wise design.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 39:13-18.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 39:17

Deprived — Because God hath not implanted in her that instinct, and affection, which he hath put into other birds and beasts toward their young.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 39:17

Because God hath deprived her of (k) wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

(k) That is, to have a care and natural affection toward his young.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 17:4 For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt [them].
Job 35:11 Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
Deuteronomy 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as [appeareth] this day.
2 Chronicles 32:31 Howbeit in [the business of] the ambassadors of the princes of Babylon, who sent unto him to enquire of the wonder that was [done] in the land, God left him, to try him, that he might know all [that was] in his heart.
Isaiah 19:11-14 Surely the princes of Zoan [are] fools, the counsel of the wise counsellors of Pharaoh is become brutish: how say ye unto Pharaoh, I [am] the son of the wise, the son of ancient kings? ... 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.
Isaiah 57:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness was I wroth, and smote him: I hid me, and was wroth, and he went on frowardly in the way of his heart.
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
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Dt 2:30. 2Ch 32:31. Jb 17:4; 35:11. Is 19:11; 57:17. Jm 1:17.

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