Job 12:16
New International Version
To him belong strength and insight; both deceived and deceiver are his.

New Living Translation
Yes, strength and wisdom are his; deceivers and deceived are both in his power.

English Standard Version
With him are strength and sound wisdom; the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Berean Study Bible
True wisdom and power belong to Him. The deceived and the deceiver are His.

New American Standard Bible
"With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him.

King James Bible
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Christian Standard Bible
True wisdom and power belong to him. The deceived and the deceiver are his.

Contemporary English Version
just as he rules over liars and those they lie to.

Good News Translation
God is strong and always victorious; both deceived and deceiver are in his power.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
True wisdom and power belong to Him. The deceived and the deceiver are His.

International Standard Version
"With God are strength and sound wisdom; both the deceived and those who deceive are responsible to him.

NET Bible
With him are strength and prudence; both the one who goes astray and the one who misleads are his.

New Heart English Bible
With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"God has power and priceless wisdom. He owns [both] the deceiver and the person who is deceived.

JPS Tanakh 1917
With Him is strength and sound wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are His.

New American Standard 1977
“With Him are strength and sound wisdom, The misled and the misleader belong to Him.

Jubilee Bible 2000
With him is strength and existence; he who errs and he who leads astray are his.

King James 2000 Bible
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

American King James Version
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

American Standard Version
With him is strength and wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are his.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
With him are strength and power: he has knowledge and understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
With him is strength and wisdom: he knoweth both the deceiver, and him that is deceived.

Darby Bible Translation
With him is strength and effectual knowledge; the deceived and the deceiver are his.

English Revised Version
With him is strength and effectual working; the deceived and the deceiver are his.

Webster's Bible Translation
With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

World English Bible
With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his.

Young's Literal Translation
With Him are strength and wisdom, His the deceived and deceiver.
Study Bible
Job Responds to Zophar
15If He holds back the waters, they dry up, and if He releases them, they overwhelm the land. 16True wisdom and power belong to Him. The deceived and the deceiver are His. 17He leads counselors away barefoot and makes fools of judges.…
Cross References
Job 13:7
Will you speak wickedly on God's behalf or speak deceitfully for Him?

Job 13:9
Would it be well when He examined you? Could you deceive Him like a man?

Daniel 2:20
and declared: "Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and power belong to Him.

Treasury of Scripture

With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

With

Job 12:13
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

Matthew 6:13
And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

the deceived

1 Kings 22:22,23
And the LORD said unto him, Wherewith? And he said, I will go forth, and I will be a lying spirit in the mouth of all his prophets. And he said, Thou shalt persuade him, and prevail also: go forth, and do so…

Ezekiel 14:9
And if the prophet be deceived when he hath spoken a thing, I the LORD have deceived that prophet, and I will stretch out my hand upon him, and will destroy him from the midst of my people Israel.







Lexicon
True wisdom
וְתֽוּשִׁיָּ֑ה‪‬ (wə·ṯū·šî·yāh)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8454: Support, ability, help, an undertaking, understanding

and power
עֹ֣ז (‘ōz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5797: Strength, might

belong to Him.
עִ֭מּוֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

The deceived
שֹׁגֵ֥ג (šō·ḡêḡ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7683: To go astray, commit sin or error

and the deceiver [are His].
וּמַשְׁגֶּֽה׃ (ū·maš·geh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7686: To stray, to mistake, to transgress, to reel, be enraptured
Verse 16. - With him is strength and wisdom; rather (as in the Revised Version), with him is strength and effectual working. God has not only the wisdom to design the course of events (ver. 13), but the power and ability to carry out all that he designs. The deceived and the deceiver are his. Not only does God rule the course of external nature, but also the doings of men. "Shall there be evil in a city, and shall not he have done it?" (Amos 3:6) He allows some to deceive, and others to be deceived. Moral evil is thus under his control, and, in a certain sense, may be celled his doing. But it behoves men, when they approach such great mysteries, to be very cautious and wary in their speech. Job touches with somewhat too bold a hand the deepest problems of the universe. 12:12-25 This is a noble discourse of Job concerning the wisdom, power, and sovereignty of God, in ordering all the affairs of the children of men, according to the counsel of His own will, which none can resist. It were well if wise and good men, who differ about lesser things, would see how it is for their honour and comfort, and the good of others, to dwell most upon the great things in which they agree. Here are no complaints, or reflections. He gives many instances of God's powerful management of the children of men, overruling all their counsels, and overcoming all their oppositions. Having all strength and wisdom, God knows how to make use, even of those who are foolish and bad; otherwise there is so little wisdom and so little honesty in the world, that all had been in confusion and ruin long ago. These important truths were suited to convince the disputants that they were out of their depth in attempting to assign the Lord's reasons for afflicting Job; his ways are unsearchable, and his judgments past finding out. Let us remark what beautiful illustrations there are in the word of God, confirming his sovereignty, and wisdom in that sovereignty: but the highest and infinitely the most important is, that the Lord Jesus was crucified by the malice of the Jews; and who but the Lord could have known that this one event was the salvation of the world?
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