Job 17:10
New International Version
"But come on, all of you, try again! I will not find a wise man among you.

New Living Translation
"As for all of you, come back with a better argument, though I still won't find a wise man among you.

English Standard Version
But you, come on again, all of you, and I shall not find a wise man among you.

Berean Study Bible
But come back and try again, all of you. For I will not find a wise man among you.

New American Standard Bible
"But come again all of you now, For I do not find a wise man among you.

King James Bible
But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.

Christian Standard Bible
But come back and try again, all of you. I will not find a wise man among you.

Contemporary English Version
But none of my friends show any sense.

Good News Translation
But if all of them came and stood before me, I would not find even one of them wise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But come back and try again, all of you. I will not find a wise man among you.

International Standard Version
"Come here now, all of you, and I won't find a wise person among you.

NET Bible
"But turn, all of you, and come now! I will not find a wise man among you.

New Heart English Bible
But as for you all, come on now again; I shall not find a wise man among you.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But now, all of you, come and try again! I won't find one wise man among you.

JPS Tanakh 1917
But as for you all, do ye return, and come now; And I shall not find a wise man among you.

New American Standard 1977
“But come again all of you now, For I do not find a wise man among you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
But return all of you, and come now; for I shall not find one that is wise among you.

King James 2000 Bible
But as for you all, do you return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.

American King James Version
But as for you all, do you return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.

American Standard Version
But as for you all, come on now again; And I shall not find a wise man among you.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Howbeit, do ye all strengthen yourselves and come now, for I do not find truth in you.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Wherefore be you all converted, and come, and I shall not find among you any wise man.

Darby Bible Translation
But as for you all, pray come on again; and I shall not find one wise man among you.

English Revised Version
But return ye, all of you, and come now: and I shall not find a wise man among you.

Webster's Bible Translation
But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.

World English Bible
But as for you all, come on now again; I shall not find a wise man among you.

Young's Literal Translation
Return, and come in, I pray you, And I find not among you a wise man.
Study Bible
Job Prepares for Death
9Yet the righteous will hold to his way, and the one with clean hands will grow stronger. 10But come back and try again, all of you. For I will not find a wise man among you. 11My days have passed; my plans are broken off—even the desires of my heart.…
Cross References
Job 12:2
"Truly then you are the people, and wisdom will die with you!

Job 17:11
My days have passed; my plans are broken off--even the desires of my heart.

Treasury of Scripture

But as for you all, do you return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.

do ye return

Job 6:29
Return, I pray you, let it not be iniquity; yea, return again, my righteousness is in it.

Malachi 3:18
Then shall ye return, and discern between the righteous and the wicked, between him that serveth God and him that serveth him not.

for I

Job 17:4
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

Job 15:9
What knowest thou, that we know not? what understandest thou, which is not in us?

Job 32:9
Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.







Lexicon
But
וְֽאוּלָ֗ם (wə·’ū·lām)
Conjunctive waw | Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 199: However, on the contrary

come back
וּבֹ֣אוּ (ū·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

and try again,
תָּ֭שֻׁבוּ (tā·šu·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

all of you.
כֻּלָּ֣ם (kul·lām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

For I will not
וְלֹֽא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

find
אֶמְצָ֖א (’em·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

a wise man
חָכָֽם׃ (ḥā·ḵām)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

among you.
בָכֶ֣ם (ḇā·ḵem)
Preposition | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew
(10) But as for you all, do ye return.--This is probably said with irony. "Come again and renew the argument between us; but I shall not be able to find a wise man among you. I am willing to listen to your argument, but I am confident as to the result of it."

For I cannot find.--Rather, and I shall not find: i.e., if ye renew the argument.

Verse 10. - But as for you all, do ye return, and come now. A challenge to his detractors. Return, all of you, to your old work of detraction, if you so please. I care not. Your accusations no longer vex me. For I cannot find one wise man among you. If I could the case would be different. But, as you have all shown yourselves wholly devoid of wisdom (comp. Job 42:8), what you say has no real importance. 17:10-16 Job's friends had pretended to comfort him with the hope of his return to a prosperous estate; he here shows that those do not go wisely about the work of comforting the afflicted, who fetch their comforts from the possibility of recovery in this world. It is our wisdom to comfort ourselves, and others, in distress, with that which will not fail; the promise of God, his love and grace, and a well-grounded hope of eternal life. See how Job reconciles himself to the grave. Let this make believers willing to die; it is but going to bed; they are weary, and it is time that they were in their beds. Why should not they go willingly when their Father calls them? Let us remember our bodies are allied to corruption, the worm and the dust; and let us seek for that lively hope which shall be fulfilled, when the hope of the wicked shall be put out in darkness; that when our bodies are in the grave, our souls may enjoy the rest reserved for the people of God.
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