Job 12:21
New International Version
He pours contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.

New Living Translation
He pours disgrace upon princes and disarms the strong.

English Standard Version
He pours contempt on princes and loosens the belt of the strong.

Berean Study Bible
He pours out contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty.

King James Bible
He poureth contempt upon princes, and weakeneth the strength of the mighty.

New King James Version
He pours contempt on princes, And disarms the mighty.

New American Standard Bible
“He pours contempt on nobles, And loosens the belt of the strong.

NASB 1995
“He pours contempt on nobles And loosens the belt of the strong.

NASB 1977
“He pours contempt on nobles, And loosens the belt of the strong.

Amplified Bible
“He pours contempt on princes and nobles And loosens the belt of the strong [disabling them].

Christian Standard Bible
He pours out contempt on nobles and disarms the strong.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He pours out contempt on nobles and disarms the strong.

American Standard Version
He poureth contempt upon princes, And looseth the belt of the strong.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He pours madness on Rulers and the courage of the mighty he weakens

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He pours dishonour upon princes, and heals the lowly.

Contemporary English Version
puts mighty kings to shame, and takes away their power.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He poureth contempt upon princes, and relieveth them that were oppressed.

English Revised Version
He poureth contempt upon princes, and looseth the belt of the strong.

Good News Translation
He disgraces those in power and puts an end to the strength of rulers.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He pours contempt on influential people and unbuckles the belt of the mighty.

International Standard Version
He pours contempt on nobles and embarrasses the mighty.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He poureth contempt upon princes, And looseth the belt of the strong.

Literal Standard Version
Pouring contempt on princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble.

NET Bible
He pours contempt on noblemen and disarms the powerful.

New Heart English Bible
He pours contempt on princes, and loosens the belt of the strong.

World English Bible
He pours contempt on princes, and loosens the belt of the strong.

Young's Literal Translation
Pouring contempt upon princes, And the girdle of the mighty He made feeble.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Responds to Zophar
20He deprives the trusted of speech and takes away the discernment of elders. 21He pours out contempt on nobles and disarms the mighty. 22He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings deep shadows into light.…

Cross References
Job 3:15
or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.

Job 12:18
He loosens the bonds placed by kings and fastens a belt around their waists.

Job 34:19
who is not partial to princes and does not favor rich over poor? For they are all the work of His hands.

Psalm 107:40
He pours out contempt on the nobles and makes them wander in a trackless wasteland.

Isaiah 40:23
He brings the princes to nothing and makes the rulers of the earth meaningless.

Isaiah 45:1
This is what the LORD says to Cyrus His anointed, whose right hand I have grasped to subdue nations before him, to disarm kings, to open the doors before him, so that the gates will not be shut:

Amos 2:3
I will cut off the ruler of Moab and kill all the officials with him," says the LORD.


Treasury of Scripture

He pours contempt on princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty.

poureth

Exodus 8:2
And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with frogs:

Exodus 16:24
And they laid it up till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there any worm therein.

1 Kings 21:23,24
And of Jezebel also spake the LORD, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel…

weakened the strength of the mighty.

Isaiah 5:27
None shall be weary nor stumble among them; none shall slumber nor sleep; neither shall the girdle of their loins be loosed, nor the latchet of their shoes be broken:

Isaiah 11:5
And righteousness shall be the girdle of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins.

Isaiah 22:21
And I will clothe him with thy robe, and strengthen him with thy girdle, and I will commit thy government into his hand: and he shall be a father to the inhabitants of Jerusalem, and to the house of Judah.









Verse 21. - He poureth contempt upon princes; literally, upon the munificent. But the word has often the more generic sense of "princes," "great men" (see 1 Samuel 2:8; Proverbs 25:7, etc.). And weakeneth the strength of the mighty; literally, looseth the belt of the strong. But our version sufficiently expresses the meaning.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He pours out
שׁוֹפֵ֣ךְ (šō·w·p̄êḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 8210: To spill forth, to expend, to sprawl out

contempt
בּ֭וּז (būz)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 937: Disrespect

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

nobles
נְדִיבִ֑ים (nə·ḏî·ḇîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 5081: Voluntary, generous, magnanimous, a grandee

and disarms
וּמְזִ֖יחַ (ū·mə·zî·aḥ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4206: A girdle

the mighty.
אֲפִיקִ֣ים (’ă·p̄î·qîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 650: Containing, a tube, a bed, valley of a, stream, a strong thing, a hero


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