|New Living Translation (© 2007)|
An empty-headed person won't become wise any more than a wild donkey can bear a human child.
King James Bible
For vain man would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt.
American Standard Version
But vain man is void of understanding, Yea, man is born as a wild ass's colt.
Young's Literal Translation
And empty man is bold, And the colt of a wild ass man is born.
Job 11:12 Additional TranslationsWesley's Notes on the Bible
11:12 Man - That since the fall is void of all true wisdom, pretends to be wise, and able to pass a censure upon all God's ways and works. Colt - Ignorant, and dull, and stupid, as to divine things, and yet heady and untractable.
Job 11:12 Parallel CommentariesAss Ass's Born Colt Donkey Donkey's Empty Field Foal Gets Intelligent Senseless Stupid Teaching Understanding Vain Void Wild Wisdom Wise YoungAss Ass's Born Colt Donkey Donkey's Empty Field Foal Gets Intelligent Senseless Stupid Teaching Understanding Vain Void Wild Wisdom Wise YoungThe Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188.
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Psalm 39:11 When you discipline us for our sins, you consume like a moth what is precious to us. Each of us is but a breath. Interlude
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Psalm 144:4 For they are like a breath of air; their days are like a passing shadow.
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