Job 12:3
New International Version
But I have a mind as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know all these things?

New Living Translation
Well, I know a few things myself--and you're no better than I am. Who doesn't know these things you've been saying?

English Standard Version
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these?

Berean Study Bible
But I also have a mind; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these?

New American Standard Bible
"But I have intelligence as well as you; I am not inferior to you. And who does not know such things as these?

King James Bible
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

Christian Standard Bible
But I also have a mind like you; I am not inferior to you. Who doesn't know the things you are talking about?

Contemporary English Version
But I know as much as you do, and so does everyone else.

Good News Translation
But I have as much sense as you have; I am in no way inferior to you; everyone knows all that you have said.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But I also have a mind; I am not inferior to you. Who doesn't know the things you are talking about?

International Standard Version
Like you, I also have understanding. I'm not inferior to you; who doesn't know things like this?"

NET Bible
I also have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these?

New Heart English Bible
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Yes, who doesn't know such things as these?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Like you, I have a mind. I am not inferior to you. But who doesn't know these things?

JPS Tanakh 1917
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you; Yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

New American Standard 1977
“But I have intelligence as well as you; I am not inferior to you. And who does not know such things as these?

Jubilee Bible 2000
But I have a heart as well as you; I am not inferior to you; and who shall not be able to say as much again?

King James 2000 Bible
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knows not such things as these?

American King James Version
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yes, who knows not such things as these?

American Standard Version
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: Yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

Douay-Rheims Bible
I also have a heart as well as you: for who is ignorant of these things, which you know?

Darby Bible Translation
I also have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you; and who knoweth not such things as these?

English Revised Version
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these?

Webster's Bible Translation
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yes, who knoweth not such things as these?

World English Bible
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Yes, who doesn't know such things as these?

Young's Literal Translation
I also have a heart like you, I am not fallen more than you, And with whom is there not like these?
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
Job Responds to Zophar
2“Truly then you are the people, and wisdom will die with you! 3But I also have a mind; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these? 4I am a laughingstock to my friends, though I called on God, and He answered. The righteous and upright man is a laughingstock.…
Cross References
Job 13:2
What you know, I also know; I am not inferior to you.

Job 15:9
What do you know that we do not? What do you understand that is not clear to us?

Treasury of Scripture

But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yes, who knows not such things as these?

But I have

Job 13:2-5 What you know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior to you…

Proverbs 26:4 Answer not a fool according to his folly, lest you also be like to him.

2 Corinthians 11:5,21-23 For I suppose I was not a whit behind the very most chief apostles…

understanding. Heb. an heart. I am not inferior to you. Heb. I fall not lower than you. who knoweth not such things as these. Heb. with whom are not such as these

Job 6:6,7 Can that which is unsavory be eaten without salt? or is there any …

Job 26:2,3 How have you helped him that is without power? how save you the arm …







Lexicon
But I also
גַּם־ (gam-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 1571: Assemblage, also, even, yea, though, both, and

have a mind;
לֵבָ֨ב ׀ (lê·ḇāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

I
אָנֹכִ֣י (’ā·nō·ḵî)
Pronoun - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 595: I

am not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

inferior
נֹפֵ֣ל (nō·p̄êl)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5307: To fall, lie

to you.
מִכֶּ֑ם (mik·kem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

Who
מִי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

does not [know]
אֵ֥ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

such things
כְּמוֹ־ (kə·mōw-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 3644: Like, as, when

as these?
אֵֽלֶּה׃ (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 428: These, those
Verse 3. - But I have understanding as well as you. "I, however, claim to have just as much understanding [literally, 'heart'] as you, and to be just as well entitled to speak, and to claim attention;" since I am not inferior to you. "I am not conscious," i.e., "of any inferiority to you, intellectual or moral. I do not fall below you in either respect." Yea, who knoweth not such things as these? "Not," Job means to say, "that much understanding is necessary in such a case as this; any man of common intelligence can form a correct judgment on the point in dispute between us." The special point, in Job's mind, seems to be God's complete mastery over the world, and absolute control over all that takes place in it (see the introductory paragraph). 12:1-5 Job upbraids his friends with the good opinion they had of their own wisdom compared with his. We are apt to call reproofs reproaches, and to think ourselves mocked when advised and admonished; this is our folly; yet here was colour for this charge. He suspected the true cause of their conduct to be, that they despised him who was fallen into poverty. It is the way of the world. Even the just, upright man, if he comes under a cloud, is looked upon with contempt.
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