Job 26:2
New International Version
"How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble!

New Living Translation
“How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the weak!

English Standard Version
“How you have helped him who has no power! How you have saved the arm that has no strength!

Berean Study Bible
“How you have helped the powerless and saved the arm that is feeble!

King James Bible
How hast thou helped him that is without power? how savest thou the arm that hath no strength?

New King James Version
“How have you helped him who is without power? How have you saved the arm that has no strength?

New American Standard Bible
“What a help you are to the weak! You have saved the arm without strength!

NASB 1995
"What a help you are to the weak! How you have saved the arm without strength!

NASB 1977
“What a help you are to the weak! How you have saved the arm without strength!

Amplified Bible
“What a help you are to the weak (powerless)! How you have saved the arm that is without strength!

Christian Standard Bible
How you have helped the powerless and delivered the arm that is weak!

Holman Christian Standard Bible
How you have helped the powerless and delivered the arm that is weak!

American Standard Version
How hast thou helped him that is without power! How hast thou saved the arm that hath no strength!

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“Why are you a helper without power, and have you saved the arm without strength?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To whom dost thou attach thyself, or whom art thou going to assist? is it not he that has much strength, and he who has a strong arm?

Contemporary English Version
You have really been helpful to someone weak and weary.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whose helper art thou? is it of him that is weak? and dost thou hold up the arm of him that has no strength?

English Revised Version
How hast thou helped him that is without power! how hast thou saved the arm that hath no strength!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"You have helped the person who has no power and saved the arm that isn't strong.

International Standard Version
"What a help you are to the weak! How powerfully you deliver those without strength!

JPS Tanakh 1917
How hast thou helped him that is without power! How hast thou saved the arm that hath no strength!

Literal Standard Version
“How you have helped the powerless, "" Saved an arm not strong!

NET Bible
"How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the person who has no strength!

New Heart English Bible
"How have you helped him who is without power. How have you saved the arm that has no strength.

World English Bible
"How have you helped him who is without power! How have you saved the arm that has no strength!

Young's Literal Translation
What -- thou hast helped the powerless, Saved an arm not strong!

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: Who Can Understand God's Majesty?
1Then Job answered: 2“How you have helped the powerless and saved the arm that is feeble! 3How you have counseled the unwise and provided fully sound insight!…

Cross References
Job 6:11
What strength do I have, that I should still hope? What is my future, that I should be patient?

Job 6:12
Is my strength like that of stone, or my flesh made of bronze?

Job 6:13
Is there any help within me now that success is driven from me?

Job 26:1
Then Job answered:

Job 26:3
How you have counseled the unwise and provided fully sound insight!

Psalm 71:9
Do not discard me in my old age; do not forsake me when my strength fails.


Treasury of Scripture

How have you helped him that is without power? how save you the arm that has no strength?

Job 12:2
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.

1 Kings 18:27
And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.

helped

Job 4:3,4
Behold, thou hast instructed many, and thou hast strengthened the weak hands…

Job 6:25
How forcible are right words! but what doth your arguing reprove?

Job 16:4,5
I also could speak as ye do: if your soul were in my soul's stead, I could heap up words against you, and shake mine head at you…











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
“How
מֶה־ (meh-)
Interrogative
Strong's 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

you have helped
עָזַ֥רְתָּ (‘ā·zar·tā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5826: To surround, protect, aid

the powerless
לְלֹא־ (lə·lō-)
Preposition-l | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

and saved
ה֝וֹשַׁ֗עְתָּ (hō·wō·ša‘·tā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3467: To be open, wide, free, to be safe, to free, succor

the arm
זְר֣וֹעַ (zə·rō·w·a‘)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2220: The arm, the foreleg, force

that is feeble!
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no


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