Job 12:16
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New International Version
To him belong strength and insight; both deceived and deceiver are his.

New Living Translation
Yes, strength and wisdom are his; deceivers and deceived are both in his power.

English Standard Version
With him are strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are his.

New American Standard Bible
"With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him.

King James Bible
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
True wisdom and power belong to Him. The deceived and the deceiver are His.

International Standard Version
"With God are strength and sound wisdom; both the deceived and those who deceive are responsible to him.

NET Bible
With him are strength and prudence; both the one who goes astray and the one who misleads are his.

New Heart English Bible
With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"God has power and priceless wisdom. He owns [both] the deceiver and the person who is deceived.

JPS Tanakh 1917
With Him is strength and sound wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are His.

New American Standard 1977
“With Him are strength and sound wisdom,
            The misled and the misleader belong to Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
With him is strength and existence; he who errs and he who leads astray are his.

King James 2000 Bible
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

American King James Version
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

American Standard Version
With him is strength and wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are his.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With him is strength and wisdom: he knoweth both the deceiver, and him that is deceived.

Darby Bible Translation
With him is strength and effectual knowledge; the deceived and the deceiver are his.

English Revised Version
With him is strength and effectual working; the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Webster's Bible Translation
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

World English Bible
With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his.

Young's Literal Translation
With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
12:12-25 This is a noble discourse of Job concerning the wisdom, power, and sovereignty of God, in ordering all the affairs of the children of men, according to the counsel of His own will, which none can resist. It were well if wise and good men, who differ about lesser things, would see how it is for their honour and comfort, and the good of others, to dwell most upon the great things in which they agree. Here are no complaints, or reflections. He gives many instances of God's powerful management of the children of men, overruling all their counsels, and overcoming all their oppositions. Having all strength and wisdom, God knows how to make use, even of those who are foolish and bad; otherwise there is so little wisdom and so little honesty in the world, that all had been in confusion and ruin long ago. These important truths were suited to convince the disputants that they were out of their depth in attempting to assign the Lord's reasons for afflicting Job; his ways are unsearchable, and his judgments past finding out. Let us remark what beautiful illustrations there are in the word of God, confirming his sovereignty, and wisdom in that sovereignty: but the highest and infinitely the most important is, that the Lord Jesus was crucified by the malice of the Jews; and who but the Lord could have known that this one event was the salvation of the world?
Study Bible
Job's Response to Zophar
15"Behold, He restrains the waters, and they dry up; And He sends them out, and they inundate the earth. 16"With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him. 17"He makes counselors walk barefoot And makes fools of judges.…
Cross References
Job 13:7
"Will you speak what is unjust for God, And speak what is deceitful for Him?

Job 13:9
"Will it be well when He examines you? Or will you deceive Him as one deceives a man?

Daniel 2:20
Daniel said, "Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him.
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