Job 34:2
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New International Version
"Hear my words, you wise men; listen to me, you men of learning.

New Living Translation
"Listen to me, you wise men. Pay attention, you who have knowledge.

English Standard Version
“Hear my words, you wise men, and give ear to me, you who know;

New American Standard Bible
"Hear my words, you wise men, And listen to me, you who know.

King James Bible
Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

Christian Standard Bible
Hear my words, you wise ones, and listen to me, you knowledgeable ones.

Contemporary English Version
You men think you are wise, but just listen to me!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Hear my words, you wise men, and listen to me, you knowledgeable ones.

International Standard Version
"Listen to what I have to say, you wise men! Pay attention to me, you educated people!

NET Bible
"Listen to my words, you wise men; hear me, you learned men.

New Heart English Bible
"Hear my words, you sages. Give ear to me, you who have knowledge.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Listen to my words, you wise men. Open your ears to me, you intelligent men.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Hear my words, ye wise men; And give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

New American Standard 1977
“Hear my words, you wise men, And listen to me, you who know.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

King James 2000 Bible
Hear my words, O you wise men; and give ear unto me, you that have knowledge.

American King James Version
Hear my words, O you wise men; and give ear to me, you that have knowledge.

American Standard Version
Hear my words, ye wise men; And give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hear ye, wise men, my words, and ye learned, hearken to me :

Darby Bible Translation
Hear my words, ye wise [men]; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

English Revised Version
Hear my words, ye wise men; and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge.

Webster's Bible Translation
Hear my words, O ye wise men; and give ear to me, ye that have knowledge.

World English Bible
"Hear my words, you wise men. Give ear to me, you who have knowledge.

Young's Literal Translation
Hear, O wise men, my words, And, O knowing ones, give ear to me.
Study Bible
Elihu Confirms God's Justice
1Then Elihu continued and said, 2"Hear my words, you wise men, And listen to me, you who know. 3"For the ear tests words As the palate tastes food.…
Cross References
Job 34:1
Then Elihu continued and said,

Job 34:3
"For the ear tests words As the palate tastes food.
Treasury of Scripture

Hear my words, O you wise men; and give ear to me, you that have knowledge.

Proverbs 1:5 A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding …

1 Corinthians 10:15 I speak as to wise men; judge you what I say.

1 Corinthians 14:20 Brothers, be not children in understanding: however, in malice be …

Hear my words, O ye wise men,.... This is not an address to Job's three friends, as some think; for Elihu had expressed his displeasure at them, in condemning Job without convicting him, and returning solid answers to him; and therefore he should not take their method of dealing with him, but take another; and plainly suggests that wisdom was not with them, nor taught by them; and therefore, as he could not give flattering titles to men, it could not well be thought that he should address them as wise and understanding men, unless indeed in an ironic way, as some choose to interpret it; see Job 32:3. Rather therefore some bystanders are here spoken to, whom Elihu knew to be men of wisdom and knowledge, &c. as it follows,

and give ear unto me, ye that have knowledge; and as they were endued not only with natural and political wisdom and knowledge, but with that which is divine and spiritual, they were proper judges of the affair in controversy, and could best discern whether what Elihu delivered was right or wrong, and to the purpose or not. And besides, though they had a large share of wisdom and knowledge, yet it was but imperfect; and the most wise and knowing may become more so, and that sometimes by means of their inferiors and juniors: and therefore Elihu craves their attention to what he had said or should say, though he was but a young man, and they aged, and men of great geniuses and abilities; and the rather he might be pressing on them to be his hearers and judges, because, generally speaking, such, as they are the most judicious, so the most candid hearers. 2. This chapter is addressed also to the "friends" as the thirty-third chapter to Job alone.34:1-9 Elihu calls upon those present to decide with him upon Job's words. The plainest Christian, whose mind is enlightened, whose heart is sanctified by the Spirit of God, and who is versed in the Scriptures, can say how far matters, words, or actions, agree with true religion, better than any that lean to their own understandings. Job had spoken as if he meant wholly to justify himself. He that say, I have cleansed my hands in vain, does not only offend against God's children, Ps 73:13-15, but gratifies his enemies, and says as they say.
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