Job 15:18
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New International Version
what the wise have declared, hiding nothing received from their ancestors

New Living Translation
And it is confirmed by the reports of wise men who have heard the same thing from their fathers--

English Standard Version
(what wise men have told, without hiding it from their fathers,

New American Standard Bible
What wise men have told, And have not concealed from their fathers,

King James Bible
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
what was declared by wise men and was not suppressed by their ancestors,

International Standard Version
which is what wise men have explained, who didn't withhold anything from their ancestors.

NET Bible
what wise men declare, hiding nothing, from the tradition of their ancestors,

New Heart English Bible
(Which wise men have told by their fathers, and have not hidden it;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'll tell you what wise people have declared and what was not kept secret from their ancestors.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Which wise men have told From their fathers, and have not hid it;

New American Standard 1977
What wise men have told,
            And have not concealed from their fathers,

Jubilee Bible 2000
that which the wise men have told us of their fathers and have not hid it,

King James 2000 Bible
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

American King James Version
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

American Standard Version
(Which wise men have told From their fathers, and have not hid it;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wise men confess and hide not their fathers.

Darby Bible Translation
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hidden;

English Revised Version
(Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it;

Webster's Bible Translation
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

World English Bible
(Which wise men have told by their fathers, and have not hidden it;

Young's Literal Translation
Which the wise declare -- And have not hid -- from their fathers.
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
17"I will tell you, listen to me; And what I have seen I will also declare; 18What wise men have told, And have not concealed from their fathers, 19To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them.…
Cross References
Job 8:8
"Please inquire of past generations, And consider the things searched out by their fathers.

Job 15:17
"I will tell you, listen to me; And what I have seen I will also declare;

Job 15:19
To whom alone the land was given, And no alien passed among them.

Job 20:4
"Do you know this from of old, From the establishment of man on earth,

Psalm 78:4
We will not conceal them from their children, But tell to the generation to come the praises of the LORD, And His strength and His wondrous works that He has done.
Treasury of Scripture

Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

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Job 15:10 With us are both the gray headed and very aged men, much elder than your father.

Job 8:8 For inquire, I pray you, of the former age, and prepare yourself …

Psalm 71:18 Now also when I am old and gray headed, O God, forsake me not; until …

Psalm 78:3-6 Which we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us…

Isaiah 38:19 The living, the living, he shall praise you, as I do this day: the …

(18) Which wise men have told from their fathers.--Here he adopts the language of Bildad (Job 8:8), appealing both to his own experience and that of universal tradition in an age prior to civil commotion and foreign disturbance.

Verse 18. - Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it (comp. Job 8:8-10). Whether the words are his own or not, the sentiments, at any rate, Eliphaz declares to have come down to him from remote times. The "wise men" to whom he refers may have been men of the Beni Kedem (Job 1:3). who were noted for their wisdom (1 Kings 4:30), or possibly Egyptians or Babylonians. Books containing moral aphorisms and instructions were certainly composed both in Egypt and in Babyhmia at a very ancient date (see 'Records of the Past,' vol. 2. pp. 11-16; vol. 3. p. 135; vol. 7. pp. 119-122). Which wise men have told from their fathers,.... Men wise in the best sense, not to do evil, but to do good; not worldly wise men, but such who have wisdom, sound wisdom in the inward parts; who are wise to salvation, and who are partakers of divine and spiritual wisdom; and such men, as they would never tell an untruth, so they would never report a false or a foolish thing they had heard, nor any thing but upon a good testimony, what they have received from their fathers, who were also wise and good men; and therefore such a testimony, though not ocular, but by tradition, deserves regard:

and have not hid it; their fathers did not hide it from them, and what they have received from their fathers they did not hide it from their children; and so it came to be handed down from one to another with great truth, exactness, and certainty, and to be depended upon, see Psalm 44:1. 18. Rather, "and which as handed down from their fathers, they have not concealed."15:17-35 Eliphaz maintains that the wicked are certainly miserable: whence he would infer, that the miserable are certainly wicked, and therefore Job was so. But because many of God's people have prospered in this world, it does not therefore follow that those who are crossed and made poor, as Job, are not God's people. Eliphaz shows also that wicked people, particularly oppressors, are subject to continual terror, live very uncomfortably, and perish very miserably. Will the prosperity of presumptuous sinners end miserably as here described? Then let the mischiefs which befal others, be our warnings. Though no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous, nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruits of righteousness to them that are exercised thereby. No calamity, no trouble, however heavy, however severe, can rob a follower of the Lord of his favour. What shall separate him from the love of Christ?
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