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.

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

New King James Version
For You have hidden their heart from understanding; Therefore You will not exalt them.

New American Standard Bible
“For You have kept their hearts away from understanding; Therefore You will not exalt them.

NASB 1995
"For You have kept their heart from understanding, Therefore You will not exalt them.

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

Amplified Bible
“But You [Lord] have closed their hearts to understanding, Therefore You will not exalt them [by giving a verdict against me].

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
For You have hidden their heart from understanding, "" Therefore You do not exalt them.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Study Bible
Job Prepares for Death
3Give me, I pray, the pledge You demand. Who else will be my guarantor? 4 You 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.









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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


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