Job 15:7
New International Version
"Are you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?

New Living Translation
“Were you the first person ever born? Were you born before the hills were made?

English Standard Version
“Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought forth before the hills?

Berean Study Bible
Were you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?

New American Standard Bible
"Were you the first man to be born, Or were you brought forth before the hills?

King James Bible
Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

Christian Standard Bible
Were you the first human ever born, or were you brought forth before the hills?

Contemporary English Version
Were you the first human? Are you older than the hills?

Good News Translation
Do you think you were the first person born? Were you there when God made the mountains?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Were you the first person ever born, or were you brought forth before the hills?

International Standard Version
"Were you the first person to be born? Were you brought forth before the hills were made?

NET Bible
"Were you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills?

New Heart English Bible
"Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought forth before the hills?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Were you the first human to be born? Were you delivered before the hills [existed]?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Art thou the first man that was born? Or wast thou brought forth before the hills?

New American Standard 1977
“Were you the first man to be born, Or were you brought forth before the hills?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Wast thou born before Adam? Or wast thou formed before the hills?

King James 2000 Bible
Are you the first man that was born? or were you made before the hills?

American King James Version
Are you the first man that was born? or were you made before the hills?

American Standard Version
Art thou the first man that was born? Or wast thou brought forth before the hills?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
What! art thou the first man that was born? or wert thou established before the hills?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Art thou the first man that was born, or wast thou made before the hills ?

Darby Bible Translation
Art thou the first man that was born? and wast thou brought forth before the hills?

English Revised Version
Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou brought forth before the hills?

Webster's Bible Translation
Art thou the first man that was born? or wast thou made before the hills?

World English Bible
"Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought forth before the hills?

Young's Literal Translation
The first man art thou born? And before the heights wast thou formed?
Study Bible
Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God
6Your own mouth condemns you, not mine; your own lips testify against you. 7Were you the first man ever born? Were you brought forth before the hills? 8Do you listen in on God's council or limit wisdom to yourself?…
Cross References
Job 38:4
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.

Job 38:21
Surely you know, for you were already born! And the number of your days is great!

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were born, or You brought forth the earth and world, from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

Proverbs 8:25
Before the mountains were settled, before the hills, I was brought forth,

Treasury of Scripture

Are you the first man that was born? or were you made before the hills?

the first

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

Job 12:12
With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding.

Genesis 4:1
And Adam knew Eve his wife; and she conceived, and bare Cain, and said, I have gotten a man from the LORD.

or wast thou

Job 38:4
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

Psalm 90:2
Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou art God.

Proverbs 8:22-25
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old…







Lexicon
Were you the first
הֲרִאישׁ֣וֹן (hă·ri·yō·šō·wn)
Article | Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7223: First, in place, time, rank

man
אָ֭דָם (’ā·ḏām)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 120: Ruddy, a human being

ever born?
תִּוָּלֵ֑ד (tiw·wā·lêḏ)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

Were you brought forth
חוֹלָֽלְתָּ׃ (ḥō·w·lā·lə·tā)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert

before
וְלִפְנֵ֖י (wə·lip̄·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the hills?
גְבָע֣וֹת (ḡə·ḇā·‘ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1389: A hillock
(7) Art thou the first man that was born?--This is a retort upon Job 12:2; Job 12:7; Job 12:9, where Job had claimed equal knowledge for the inanimate creation.

Verse 7. - Art thou the first man that was born? That is, "Dost thou claim to have the wisdom of that first human intelligence, which, proceeding direct from God (Genesis 1:27), was without fault or flaw - a perfect intelligence, which judged all things aright?" It is not clear that Eliphaz had ever heard of Adam; but he evidently believed in a "first man," from whom all others were descended, and he attributed to this first man a mind and intellect surpassing those of all other men. His question is, of course, rather a scoff than an inquiry. He knows that Job makes no such foolish pretence; but he throws it in his teeth that, from what he has said, men might suppose he took some such view of himself. Or wast thou made before the hills? This is a taunt of the same kind as the previous one, but intensified. Wisdom is the result of experience. Art thou older than all the rest of us - older than the earth itself, than "the everlasting hills"? There were Greeks who claimed to be ethnically προσέληνοι, "older than the moon," but no inhabitant of earth was ever so foolish as to imagine himself individually more ancient than the earth on which he lived. 15:1-16 Eliphaz begins a second attack upon Job, instead of being softened by his complaints. He unjustly charges Job with casting off the fear of God, and all regard to him, and restraining prayer. See in what religion is summed up, fearing God, and praying to him; the former the most needful principle, the latter the most needful practice. Eliphaz charges Job with self-conceit. He charges him with contempt of the counsels and comforts given him by his friends. We are apt to think that which we ourselves say is important, when others, with reason, think little of it. He charges him with opposition to God. Eliphaz ought not to have put harsh constructions upon the words of one well known for piety, and now in temptation. It is plain that these disputants were deeply convinced of the doctrine of original sin, and the total depravity of human nature. Shall we not admire the patience of God in bearing with us? and still more his love to us in the redemption of Christ Jesus his beloved Son?
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