Job 15:9
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New International Version
What do you know that we do not know? What insights do you have that we do not have?

New Living Translation
What do you know that we don't? What do you understand that we do not?

English Standard Version
What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that is not clear to us?

New American Standard Bible
"What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that we do not?

King James Bible
What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What do you know that we don't? What do you understand that is not clear to us?

International Standard Version
What do you know that we don't know, or that you understand and that isn't clear to us?

NET Bible
What do you know that we don't know? What do you understand that we don't understand?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
What do you know that we don't know? What do you understand that we don't?

Jubilee Bible 2000
What dost thou know that we do not? What dost thou understand, which is not in us?

King James 2000 Bible
What know you, that we know not? what understand you, which is not in us?

American King James Version
What know you, that we know not? what understand you, which is not in us?

American Standard Version
What knowest thou, that we know not? What understandest thou, which is not in us?

Douay-Rheims Bible
What knowest thou that we are ignorant of? what dost thou understand that we know not?

Darby Bible Translation
What knowest thou that we know not? [what] understandest thou which is not in us?

English Revised Version
What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?

Webster's Bible Translation
What knowest thou that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?

World English Bible
What do you know, that we don't know? What do you understand, which is not in us?

Young's Literal Translation
What hast thou known, and we know not? Understandest thou -- and it is not with us?
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Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

15:1-16 Eliphaz begins a second attack upon Job, instead of being softened by his complaints. He unjustly charges Job with casting off the fear of God, and all regard to him, and restraining prayer. See in what religion is summed up, fearing God, and praying to him; the former the most needful principle, the latter the most needful practice. Eliphaz charges Job with self-conceit. He charges him with contempt of the counsels and comforts given him by his friends. We are apt to think that which we ourselves say is important, when others, with reason, think little of it. He charges him with opposition to God. Eliphaz ought not to have put harsh constructions upon the words of one well known for piety, and now in temptation. It is plain that these disputants were deeply convinced of the doctrine of original sin, and the total depravity of human nature. Shall we not admire the patience of God in bearing with us? and still more his love to us in the redemption of Christ Jesus his beloved Son?

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 9. - What knowest thou, that we know not? So far as worldly wisdom went, this was probably quite true. Job was not more advanced in knowledge than Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar. But he had a keener spiritual insight. He was wiser in the "wisdom which is from above." Perplexed and confused as were his thoughts concerning the Divine government of the universe, they were nearer the truth, more worthy of the Divine nature, than those of his adversaries. In his reply, without claiming any special wisdom, he pours contempt on their pretensions to spiritual understanding (Job 17:4, 10). What understandest thou, which is not in us? A mere repetition of the first member of the verse in different words.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

What knowest thou that we know not?.... Which are pretty near the words of Job to his friends, Job 12:3; and to the same sense is what follows:

what understandest thou which is not in us? in our hearts, minds, and understanding; or among us, which one or other, or all of us, have not: yet all men have not knowledge alike; some that profess themselves to be wise, and to have a large share of knowledge, are fools; and such who think they know something extraordinary, and more than others, know nothing as they ought to know; and such who have gifts of real knowledge have them different one from another; even of the things known there is not a like degree of knowledge, and particularly in spiritual things; some are little children in understanding, some are young men and know more, and some are fathers, and know most of all; an equality in knowledge belongs to another state, to the latter day glory, when the watchmen shall see eye to eye, and all shall know the Lord, from the least to the greatest, and especially to the ultimate glory, when saints will know as they are known.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

9. in us—or, "with us," Hebraism for "we are aware of."

Job 15:9 Additional Commentaries
Context
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
8"Do you hear the secret counsel of God, And limit wisdom to yourself? 9"What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that we do not? 10"Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, Older than your father.…
Cross References
Job 12:3
But I have a mind as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know all these things?

Job 13:2
What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you.

Jeremiah 23:18
But which of them has stood in the council of the LORD to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word?
Treasury of Scripture

What know you, that we know not? what understand you, which is not in us?

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Job 13:2 What you know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior to you.

Job 26:3,4 How have you counceled him that has no wisdom? and how have you plentifully …

2 Corinthians 10:7 Do you look on things after the outward appearance? If any man trust …

2 Corinthians 11:5,21-30 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very most chief apostles…

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