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?

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?

New King James Version
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Indeed, 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?

NASB 1995
“But I have intelligence as well as you; I am not inferior to you. And who does not know such things as these?

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

Amplified Bible
“But I have intelligence and understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you. Who does not know such things as these [of God’s wisdom and might]?

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?

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?

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?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
I also have a heart like you, and I have not been less than you who have such things as these

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But I also have a heart as well as you.

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

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

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?

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.

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

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

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?

Literal Standard Version
I also have a heart like you, I am not fallen more than you, And with whom is there not like these?

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?

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?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job Responds to Zophar
2“Truly then you are the people with whom wisdom itself will die! 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 ye know, the same do I know also: I am not inferior unto you…

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

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

understanding.

Job 6:6,7
Can that which is unsavoury be eaten without salt? or is there any taste in the white of an egg? …

Job 26:2,3
How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength? …









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).

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

as these?
אֵֽלֶּה׃ (’êl·leh)
Pronoun - common plural
Strong's 428: These, those


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