Job 12:20
New International Version
He silences the lips of trusted advisers and takes away the discernment of elders.

New Living Translation
He silences the trusted adviser and removes the insight of the elders.

English Standard Version
He deprives of speech those who are trusted and takes away the discernment of the elders.

Berean Study Bible
He deprives the trusted of speech and takes away the discernment of elders.

New American Standard Bible
"He deprives the trusted ones of speech And takes away the discernment of the elders.

King James Bible
He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.

Christian Standard Bible
He deprives trusted advisers of speech and takes away the elders' good judgment.

Contemporary English Version
he confuses wise, experienced advisors,

Good News Translation
He silences those who are trusted, and takes the wisdom of old people away.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He deprives trusted advisers of speech and takes away the elders' good judgment.

International Standard Version
He keeps reliable advisors from speaking, and removes discernment from elders.

NET Bible
He deprives the trusted advisers of speech and takes away the discernment of elders.

New Heart English Bible
He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He makes trusted advisers unable to speak and takes away the good judgment of respected leaders.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He removeth the speech of men of trust, And taketh away the sense of the elders.

New American Standard 1977
“He deprives the trusted ones of speech, And takes away the discernment of the elders.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He impedes the lips of those that speak the truth and takes away the counsel of the aged.

King James 2000 Bible
He takes away the speech of the trustworthy, and takes away the understanding of the aged.

American King James Version
He removes away the speech of the trusty, and takes away the understanding of the aged.

American Standard Version
He removeth the speech of the trusty, And taketh away the understanding of the elders.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He changes the lips of the trusty, and he knows the understanding of the elders.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He changeth the speech of the true speakers, and taketh away the doctrine of the aged.

Darby Bible Translation
He depriveth of speech the trusty, and taketh away the judgment of the elders;

English Revised Version
He removeth the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the elders.

Webster's Bible Translation
He removeth away the speech of the trusty, and taketh away the understanding of the aged.

World English Bible
He removes the speech of those who are trusted, and takes away the understanding of the elders.

Young's Literal Translation
Turning aside the lip of the stedfast, And the reason of the aged He taketh away.
Study Bible
Job Responds to Zophar
19He leads priests away barefoot and overthrows the established. 20He deprives the trusted of speech and takes away the discernment of elders. 21He pours out contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.…
Cross References
Job 12:24
He deprives the earth's leaders of reason, and makes them wander a trackless wasteland.

Job 17:4
You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore You will not exalt them.

Job 32:9
It is not only the old who are wise, or the elderly who understand justice.

Treasury of Scripture

He removes away the speech of the trusty, and takes away the understanding of the aged.

the speech of the trusty.

Proverbs 10:21
The lips of the righteous feed many: but fools die for want of wisdom.

Proverbs 12:19,22
The lip of truth shall be established for ever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment…

taketh

Job 12:24
He taketh away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causeth them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way.

Job 17:4
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

Job 32:9
Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.







Lexicon
He deprives
מֵסִ֣יר (mê·sîr)
Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5493: To turn aside

the trusted
לְנֶאֱמָנִ֑ים (lə·ne·’ĕ·mā·nîm)
Preposition-l | Verb - Nifal - Participle - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 539: To confirm, support

of speech
שָׂ֭פָה (p̄āh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8193: The lip, language, a margin

and takes away
יִקָּֽח׃ (yiq·qāḥ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3947: To take

the discernment
וְטַ֖עַם (wə·ṭa·‘am)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2940: A taste, perception, intelligence, a mandate

of elders.
זְקֵנִ֣ים (zə·qê·nîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2205: Old
Verse 20. - He removeth away the speech of the trusty. God deprives trusted statesmen of their eloquence, destroys their reputation and their authority. And taketh away the understanding of the aged. He turns wise and aged men into fools and drivellers, weakening their judgments and reducing them to imbecility. 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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