Job 32:8
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New International Version
But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.

New Living Translation
But there is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them, that makes them intelligent.

English Standard Version
But it is the spirit in man, the breath of the Almighty, that makes him understand.

New American Standard Bible
"But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

King James Bible
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But it is a spirit in man and the breath of the Almighty that give him understanding.

International Standard Version
However, a spirit exists in mankind, and the Almighty's breath gives him insight.

NET Bible
But it is a spirit in people, the breath of the Almighty, that makes them understand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
However, there is in humans a Spirit, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty, that giveth them understanding.

New American Standard 1977
“But it is a spirit in man,
            And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Certainly there is a spirit in man, and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives him understanding.

American King James Version
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

American Standard Version
But there is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But, as I see, there is a spirit in men, and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
But there is a spirit which is in man; and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

English Revised Version
But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

World English Bible
But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
Surely a spirit is in man, And the breath of the Mighty One Doth cause them to understand.
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
32:6-14 Elihu professes to speak by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and corrects both parties. He allowed that those who had the longest experience should speak first. But God gives wisdom as he pleases; this encouraged him to state his opinion. By attention to the word of God, and dependence upon the Holy Spirit, young men may become wiser than the aged; but this wisdom will render them swift to hear, slow to speak, and disposed to give others a patient hearing.
Study Bible
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
7"I thought age should speak, And increased years should teach wisdom. 8"But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding. 9"The abundant in years may not be wise, Nor may elders understand justice.…
Cross References
Genesis 41:38
Then Pharaoh said to his servants, "Can we find a man like this, in whom is a divine spirit?"

Job 12:13
"With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding.

Job 27:3
For as long as life is in me, And the breath of God is in my nostrils,

Job 33:4
"The Spirit of God has made me, And the breath of the Almighty gives me life.

Job 38:36
"Who has put wisdom in the innermost being Or given understanding to the mind?

Proverbs 2:6
For the LORD gives wisdom; From His mouth come knowledge and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 2:26
For to a person who is good in His sight He has given wisdom and knowledge and joy, while to the sinner He has given the task of gathering and collecting so that he may give to one who is good in God's sight. This too is vanity and striving after wind.

Daniel 1:17
As for these four youths, God gave them knowledge and intelligence in every branch of literature and wisdom; Daniel even understood all kinds of visions and dreams.
Treasury of Scripture

But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty gives them understanding.

the inspiration

Job 4:12-21 Now a thing was secretly brought to me, and my ear received a little thereof…

Job 33:16 Then he opens the ears of men, and seals their instruction,

Job 35:11 Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser …

Job 38:36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? or who has given understanding …

Genesis 41:39 And Pharaoh said to Joseph, For as much as God has showed you all …

1 Kings 3:12,28 Behold, I have done according to your words: see, I have given you …

1 Kings 4:29 And God gave Solomon wisdom and understanding exceeding much, and …

Proverbs 2:6 For the LORD gives wisdom: out of his mouth comes knowledge and understanding.

Ecclesiastes 2:26 For God gives to a man that is good in his sight wisdom, and knowledge, …

Daniel 1:17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in …

Daniel 2:21 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets …

1 Corinthians 2:10-12 But God has revealed them to us by his Spirit: for the Spirit searches …

1 Corinthians 12:8 For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another …

2 Timothy 3:16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for …

James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that gives to all …

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