Job 15:18
New International Version
what the wise have declared, hiding nothing received from their ancestors

New Living Translation
And it is confirmed by the reports of wise men who have heard the same thing from their fathers—

English Standard Version
(what wise men have told, without hiding it from their fathers,

Berean Study Bible
what was declared by wise men and was not concealed from their fathers,

King James Bible
Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

New King James Version
What wise men have told, Not hiding anything received from their fathers,

New American Standard Bible
What wise people have told, And have not concealed from their fathers,

NASB 1995
What wise men have told, And have not concealed from their fathers,

NASB 1977
What wise men have told, And have not concealed from their fathers,

Amplified Bible
What wise men have [freely] told, And have not hidden [anything passed on to them] from their fathers,

Christian Standard Bible
what the wise have declared and not concealed, that came from their ancestors,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
what was declared by wise men and was not suppressed by their ancestors,

American Standard Version
(Which wise men have told From their fathers, and have not hid it;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
things wise men say, and their fathers have not hidden.

Contemporary English Version
wisdom known by others since ancient times.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wise men confess and hide not their fathers.

English Revised Version
(Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it;

Good News Translation
Those who are wise have taught me truths which they learned from their ancestors, and they kept no secrets hidden.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
I'll tell you what wise people have declared and what was not kept secret from their ancestors.

International Standard Version
which is what wise men have explained, who didn't withhold anything from their ancestors.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Which wise men have told From their fathers, and have not hid it;

Literal Standard Version
Which the wise declare—And have not hid—from their fathers.

NET Bible
what wise men declare, hiding nothing, from the tradition of their ancestors,

New Heart English Bible
(Which wise men have told by their fathers, and have not hidden it;

World English Bible
(Which wise men have told by their fathers, and have not hidden it;

Young's Literal Translation
Which the wise declare -- And have not hid -- from their fathers.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
17Listen to me and I will inform you. I will describe what I have seen, 18what was declared by wise men and was not concealed from their fathers, 19to whom alone the land was given when no foreigner passed among them.…

Cross References
Job 8:8
Please inquire of past generations and consider the discoveries of their fathers.

Job 15:17
Listen to me and I will inform you. I will describe what I have seen,

Job 15:19
to whom alone the land was given when no foreigner passed among them.

Job 20:4
Do you not know that from antiquity, since man was placed on the earth,

Psalm 78:4
We will not hide them from their children, but will declare to the next generation the praises of the LORD and His might, and the wonders He has performed.


Treasury of Scripture

Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it:

from their

Job 15:10
With us are both the grayheaded and very aged men, much elder than thy father.

Job 8:8
For inquire, I pray thee, of the former age, and prepare thyself to the search of their fathers:

Psalm 71:18
Now also when I am old and grayheaded, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed thy strength unto this generation, and thy power to every one that is to come.









(18) Which wise men have told from their fathers.--Here he adopts the language of Bildad (Job 8:8), appealing both to his own experience and that of universal tradition in an age prior to civil commotion and foreign disturbance.

Verse 18. - Which wise men have told from their fathers, and have not hid it (comp. Job 8:8-10). Whether the words are his own or not, the sentiments, at any rate, Eliphaz declares to have come down to him from remote times. The "wise men" to whom he refers may have been men of the Beni Kedem (Job 1:3). who were noted for their wisdom (1 Kings 4:30), or possibly Egyptians or Babylonians. Books containing moral aphorisms and instructions were certainly composed both in Egypt and in Babyhmia at a very ancient date (see 'Records of the Past,' vol. 2. pp. 11-16; vol. 3. p. 135; vol. 7. pp. 119-122).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Lexicon
what
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

was declared
יַגִּ֑ידוּ (yag·gî·ḏū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

by wise men
חֲכָמִ֥ים (ḥă·ḵā·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

and was not
וְלֹ֥א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

concealed
כִֽ֝חֲד֗וּ (ḵi·ḥă·ḏū)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 3582: To secrete, by act, word, to destroy

from their fathers,
מֵאֲבוֹתָֽם׃ (mê·’ă·ḇō·w·ṯām)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1: Father


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