Job 38:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
"Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?

New Living Translation
"Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words?

English Standard Version
“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

New American Standard Bible
"Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge?

King James Bible
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who is this who obscures My counsel with ignorant words?

International Standard Version
"Who is this who keeps darkening my counsel without knowing what he's talking about?

NET Bible
"Who is this who darkens counsel with words without knowledge?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Who is this that belittles my advice with words that do not show any knowledge [about it]?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who is this that darkeneth counsel By words without knowledge?

New American Standard 1977
“Who is this that darkens counsel
            By words without knowledge?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

King James 2000 Bible
Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

American King James Version
Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

American Standard Version
Who is this that darkeneth counsel By words without knowledge?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who is this that wrappeth up sentences in unskillful words?

Darby Bible Translation
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

English Revised Version
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

Webster's Bible Translation
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

World English Bible
"Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Young's Literal Translation
Who is this -- darkening counsel, By words without knowledge?
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
38:1-3 Job had silenced, but had not convinced his friends. Elihu had silenced Job, but had not brought him to admit his guilt before God. It pleased the Lord to interpose. The Lord, in this discourse, humbles Job, and brings him to repent of his passionate expressions concerning God's providential dealings with him; and this he does, by calling upon Job to compare God's being from everlasting to everlasting, with his own time; God's knowledge of all things, with his own ignorance; and God's almighty power, with his own weakness. Our darkening the counsels of God's wisdom with our folly, is a great provocation to God. Humble faith and sincere obedience see farthest and best into the will of the Lord.
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
1Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, 2"Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge? 3"Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!…
Cross References
Job 34:35
'Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.

Job 35:16
So Job opens his mouth emptily; He multiplies words without knowledge."

Job 42:3
'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."
Treasury of Scripture

Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

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

Job 23:4,5 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments…

Job 24:25 And if it be not so now, who will make me a liar, and make my speech …

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

Job 27:11 I will teach you by the hand of God: that which is with the Almighty …

Job 34:35 Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words were without wisdom.

Job 35:16 Therefore does Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplies words without …

Job 42:3 Who is he that hides counsel without knowledge? therefore have I …

1 Timothy 1:7 Desiring to be teachers of the law; understanding neither what they …

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