Job 17:4
Good News Translation
You have closed their minds to reason; don't let them triumph over me now.

Contemporary English Version
My friends won't really listen, all because of you, and so you must be the one to prove them wrong.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast set their heart far from understanding, therefore they shall not be exalted.

New American Bible
You darken their minds to knowledge; therefore you will not exalt them.

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Thou hast set their heart far from understanding, therefore they shall not be exalted.

2 Samuel 15:31 And it was told David that Achitophel also was in the conspiracy with Absalom, and David said: Infatuate, O Lord, I beseech thee, the counsel of Achitophel.

2 Samuel 17:14 And Absalom, and all the men of Israel said: The counsel of Chusai the Arachite is better than the counsel of Achitophel: and by the will of the Lord the profitable counsel of Achitophel was defeated, that the Lord might bring evil upon Absalom.

2 Chronicles 25:16 And when he spoke these things, he answered him: Art thou the king's counsellor? be quiet, lest I kill thee. And the prophet departing, said: I know that God is minded to kill thee, because thou hast done this evil, and moreover hast not hearkened to my counsel.

Isaiah 19:14 The Lord hath mingled in the midst thereof the spirit of giddiness: and they have caused Egypt to err in all its works, as a drunken man staggereth and vomiteth.

Matthew 11:25 At that time Jesus answered and said: I confess to thee, O Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them to little ones.

Matthew 13:11 Who answered and said to them: Because to you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven: but to them it is not given.

Romans 11:8 As it is written: God hath given them the spirit of insensibility; eyes that they should not see and ears that they should not hear, until this present day.

1 Corinthians 1:20 Where is the wise? Where is the scribe? Where is the disputer of this world? Hath not God made foolish the wisdom of this world?

Context
Job Prepares for Death
3Deliver me, O Lord, and set me beside thee, and let any man's hand fight against me. 4Thou hast set their heart far from understanding, therefore they shall not be exalted.5He promiseth a prey to his companions, and the eyes of his children shall fail.…
Cross References
Job 12:20
He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.

Job 17:5
He promiseth a prey to his companions, and the eyes of his children shall fail.

Additional Translations
You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore You will not exalt them.For you have hid their heart from understanding: therefore shall you not exalt them.

For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: Therefore shalt thou not exalt them .

For thou hast hid their heart from wisdom; therefore thou shalt not exalt them.

For thou hast hidden their heart from understanding; therefore thou wilt not exalt [them].

For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

For you have hidden their heart from understanding, Therefore you shall not exalt them.

For their heart Thou hast hidden From understanding, Therefore Thou dost not exalt them.
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