Job 17:4
New International Version
You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore you will not let them triumph.

New Living Translation
You have closed their minds to understanding, but do not let them triumph.

English Standard Version
Since you have closed their hearts to understanding, therefore you will not let them triumph.

Berean Study Bible
You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore You will not exalt them.

New American Standard Bible
"For You have kept their heart from understanding, Therefore You will not exalt them.

King James Bible
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

Christian Standard Bible
You have closed their minds to understanding, therefore you will not honor them.

Contemporary English Version
My friends won't really listen, all because of you, and so you must be the one to prove them wrong.

Good News Translation
You have closed their minds to reason; don't let them triumph over me now.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have closed their minds to understanding, therefore You will not honor them.

International Standard Version
"Because you're the one who closed their hearts to compassion; therefore, you won't let them triumph.

NET Bible
Because you have closed their minds to understanding, therefore you will not exalt them.

New Heart English Bible
For you have hidden their heart from understanding, Therefore you shall not exalt them.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You have closed their minds so that they cannot understand. That is why you will not honor them.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For Thou hast hid their heart from understanding; Therefore shalt Thou not exalt them.

New American Standard 1977
“For Thou hast kept their heart from understanding; Therefore Thou wilt not exalt them.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For with these, thou hast hid their heart from understanding; therefore, thou shalt not exalt them.

King James 2000 Bible
For you have hidden their heart from understanding: therefore shall you not exalt them.

American King James Version
For you have hid their heart from understanding: therefore shall you not exalt them.

American Standard Version
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: Therefore shalt thou not exalt them .

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For thou hast hid their heart from wisdom; therefore thou shalt not exalt them.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou hast set their heart far from understanding, therefore they shall not be exalted.

Darby Bible Translation
For thou hast hidden their heart from understanding; therefore thou wilt not exalt [them].

English Revised Version
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

Webster's Bible Translation
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

World English Bible
For you have hidden their heart from understanding, Therefore you shall not exalt them.

Young's Literal Translation
For their heart Thou hast hidden From understanding, Therefore Thou dost not exalt them.
Study Bible
Job Prepares for Death
3Give me, I pray, the pledge You demand. Who else will be my guarantor? 4You have closed their minds to understanding; therefore You will not exalt them. 5If a man denounces his friends for a price, the eyes of his children will fail.…
Cross References
Job 12:20
He deprives the trusted of speech and takes away the discernment of elders.

Job 17:5
If a man denounces his friends for a price, the eyes of his children will fail.

Treasury of Scripture

For you have hid their heart from understanding: therefore shall you not exalt them.

2 Samuel 15:31
And one told David, saying, Ahithophel is among the conspirators with Absalom. And David said, O LORD, I pray thee, turn the counsel of Ahithophel into foolishness.

2 Samuel 17:14
And Absalom and all the men of Israel said, The counsel of Hushai the Archite is better than the counsel of Ahithophel. For the LORD had appointed to defeat the good counsel of Ahithophel, to the intent that the LORD might bring evil upon Absalom.

2 Chronicles 25:16
And it came to pass, as he talked with him, that the king said unto him, Art thou made of the king's counsel? forbear; why shouldest thou be smitten? Then the prophet forbare, and said, I know that God hath determined to destroy thee, because thou hast done this, and hast not hearkened unto my counsel.







Lexicon
You have closed
צָפַ֣נְתָּ (ṣā·p̄an·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6845: To hide, to hoard, reserve, to deny, to protect, to lurk

their minds
לִ֭בָּם (lib·bām)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre

to understanding;
מִּשָּׂ֑כֶל (miś·śā·ḵel)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7922: Intelligence, success

therefore
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

You will not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

exalt them.
תְרֹמֵֽם׃ (ṯə·rō·mêm)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7311: To be high actively, to rise, raise
(4) Their heart.--i.e., the heart of his friends.

Verse 4. - For thou hast hid their heart from understanding. My so-called friends will certainly not undertake for me, since thou hast blinded their eyes and hardened their hearts against me. Therefore shalt thou not exalt them. God will not exalt those who are without understanding. 17:1-9 Job reflects upon the harsh censures his friends had passed upon him, and, looking on himself as a dying man, he appeals to God. Our time is ending. It concerns us carefully to redeem the days of time, and to spend them in getting ready for eternity. We see the good use the righteous should make of Job's afflictions from God, from enemies, and from friends. Instead of being discouraged in the service of God, by the hard usage this faithful servant of God met with, they should be made bold to proceed and persevere therein. Those who keep their eye upon heaven as their end, will keep their feet in the paths of religion as their way, whatever difficulties and discouragements they may meet with.
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