Job 8:10
Verse (Click for Chapter)
New International Version
Will they not instruct you and tell you? Will they not bring forth words from their understanding?

New Living Translation
But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you the wisdom of old.

English Standard Version
Will they not teach you and tell you and utter words out of their understanding?

New American Standard Bible
"Will they not teach you and tell you, And bring forth words from their minds?

King James Bible
Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Will they not teach you and tell you and speak from their understanding?

International Standard Version
Won't they instruct you, and tell you, and bring out words from the heart?

NET Bible
Will they not instruct you and speak to you, and bring forth words from their understanding?

New Heart English Bible
Shall they not teach you, tell you, and utter words out of their heart?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Won't their words teach you? Won't they share their thoughts with you?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, And utter words out of their heart?

New American Standard 1977
“Will they not teach you and tell you,
            And bring forth words from their minds?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Shall they not teach thee and tell thee and utter these words out of their heart?

King James 2000 Bible
Shall not they teach you, and tell you, and utter words out of their heart?

American King James Version
Shall not they teach you, and tell you, and utter words out of their heart?

American Standard Version
Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, And utter words out of their heart?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they shall teach thee: they shall speak to thee, and utter words out of their hearts.

Darby Bible Translation
Shall not they teach thee, [and] tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

English Revised Version
Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

Webster's Bible Translation
Will they not teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart?

World English Bible
Shall they not teach you, tell you, and utter words out of their heart?

Young's Literal Translation
Do they not shew thee -- speak to thee, And from their heart bring forth words?
Verse 10. - Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee, and utter words out of their heart (see the comment on ver. 8). Shall not they teach thee, and tell thee,.... That is, the men of the former age, and their fathers before them, Job is directed to inquire of, and to prepare for a search into their records and traditions; from whom he might reasonably expect to be taught and told things that would be very instructive and useful to him in his present circumstances:

and utter words out of their heart? such as were the effect of mature judgment and long observation, and which they had laid up in their hearts, and brought out from their treasure there; and, with the greatest faithfulness and sincerity, had either committed them to writing, or delivered them in a traditionary way to their posterity, to be communicated to theirs; and which might be depended upon as true and genuine, being men of probity, uprightness, and singleness of heart; who declared sincerely what they knew, and spoke not with a double heart, having no intention to deceive, as it cannot be thought they would impose upon their own children; and therefore Job might safely receive what they uttered, and depend upon it as truth and fact; and what they said, as Jarchi observes, is as follows; or what follows Bildad collected from them, and so might Job, and think he heard them "saying", as Piscator supplies the text, what is expressed in the following verses, if not in their words, yet as their sense. 10. teach thee—Job 6:24 had said, "Teach me." Bildad, therefore, says, "Since you want teaching, inquire of the fathers. They will teach thee."

utter words—more than mere speaking; "put forth well-considered words."

out of their heart—from observation and reflection; not merely, from their mouth: such, as Bildad insinuates, were Job's words. Job 8:11-13 embody in poetic and sententious form (probably the fragment of an old poem) the observation of the elders. The double point of comparison between the ungodly and the paper-reed is: 1. the luxuriant prosperity at first; and, 2. the sudden destruction.8:8-19 Bildad discourses well of hypocrites and evil-doers, and the fatal end of all their hopes and joys. He proves this truth of the destruction of the hopes and joys of hypocrites, by an appeal to former times. Bildad refers to the testimony of the ancients. Those teach best that utter words out of their heart, that speak from an experience of spiritual and divine things. A rush growing in fenny ground, looking very green, but withering in dry weather, represents the hypocrite's profession, which is maintained only in times of prosperity. The spider's web, spun with great skill, but easily swept away, represents a man's pretensions to religion when without the grace of God in his heart. A formal professor flatters himself in his own eyes, doubts not of his salvation, is secure, and cheats the world with his vain confidences. The flourishing of the tree, planted in the garden, striking root to the rock, yet after a time cut down and thrown aside, represents wicked men, when most firmly established, suddenly thrown down and forgotten. This doctrine of the vanity of a hypocrite's confidence, or the prosperity of a wicked man, is sound; but it was not applicable to the case of Job, if confined to the present world.
Jump to Previous
Forth Heart Instruct Minds Shew Speak Teach Teaching Understanding Utter Wisdom Words
Jump to Next
Forth Heart Instruct Minds Shew Speak Teach Teaching Understanding Utter Wisdom Words
Links
Job 8:10 NIV
Job 8:10 NLT
Job 8:10 ESV
Job 8:10 NASB
Job 8:10 KJV

Job 8:10 Biblia Paralela
Job 8:10 Chinese Bible
Job 8:10 French Bible
Job 8:10 German Bible

Alphabetical: and bring forth from instruct minds not teach tell their they understanding Will words you

OT Poetry: Job 8:10 Shall they not teach you tell you (Jb) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Job 8:9
Top of Page
Top of Page