Job 26:3
Parallel Verses
New International Version
What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!

New Living Translation
How you have enlightened my stupidity! What wise advice you have offered!

English Standard Version
How you have counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

New American Standard Bible
"What counsel you have given to one without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided!

King James Bible
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How you have counseled the unwise and thoroughly explained the path to success!

International Standard Version
What counsel you provide to the fool! What insight you provide so abundantly!

NET Bible
How you have advised the one without wisdom, and abundantly revealed your insight!

New Heart English Bible
How have you counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have advised the person who has no wisdom and offered so much assistance.

JPS Tanakh 1917
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, And plentifully declared sound knowledge!

New American Standard 1977
“What counsel you have given to one without wisdom!
            What helpful insight you have abundantly provided!

Jubilee Bible 2000
How hast thou counselled the one that has no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

King James 2000 Bible
How have you counseled him that has no wisdom? and how have you plentifully declared the thing as it is?

American King James Version
How have you counceled him that has no wisdom? and how have you plentifully declared the thing as it is?

American Standard Version
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, And plentifully declared sound knowledge!

Douay-Rheims Bible
To whom hast thou given counsel? perhaps to him that hath no wisdom, and thou hast shewn thy very great prudence.

Darby Bible Translation
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, and abundantly declared the thing as it is!

English Revised Version
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

Webster's Bible Translation
How hast thou counseled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou abundantly declared the thing as it is?

World English Bible
How have you counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

Young's Literal Translation
What -- thou hast given counsel to the unwise, And wise plans in abundance made known.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
26:1-4 Job derided Bildad's answer; his words were a mixture of peevishness and self-preference. Bildad ought to have laid before Job the consolations, rather than the terrors of the Almighty. Christ knows how to speak what is proper for the weary, Isa 50:4; and his ministers should not grieve those whom God would not have made sad. We are often disappointed in our expectations from our friends who should comfort us; but the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, never mistakes, nor fails of his end.
Study Bible
Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty
2"What a help you are to the weak! How you have saved the arm without strength! 3"What counsel you have given to one without wisdom! What helpful insight you have abundantly provided! 4"To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?…
Cross References
Job 6:13
"Is it that my help is not within me, And that deliverance is driven from me?

Job 26:2
"What a help you are to the weak! How you have saved the arm without strength!

Job 26:4
"To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?
Treasury of Scripture

How have you counceled him that has no wisdom? and how have you plentifully declared the thing as it is?

counselled

Job 6:13 Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

Job 12:3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: …

Job 13:5 O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Job 15:8-10 Have you heard the secret of God? and do you restrain wisdom to yourself…

Job 17:10 But as for you all, do you return, and come now: for I cannot find …

Job 32:11-13 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst …

plentifully

Job 33:3,33 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall …

Job 38:2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Psalm 49:1-4 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world…

Psalm 71:15-18 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all …

Proverbs 8:6-9 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my …

Acts 20:20,27 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have …

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