Job 26:4
New International Version
Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?

New Living Translation
Where have you gotten all these wise sayings? Whose spirit speaks through you?

English Standard Version
With whose help have you uttered words, and whose breath has come out from you?

Berean Study Bible
To whom have you uttered these words? And whose spirit spoke through you?

King James Bible
To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?

New King James Version
To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit came from you?

New American Standard Bible
“To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?

NASB 1995
"To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?

NASB 1977
“To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit was expressed through you?

Amplified Bible
“To whom have you uttered [these] words? And whose spirit [inspired what] came forth from you?

Christian Standard Bible
With whom did you speak these words? Whose breath came out of your mouth?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Who did you speak these words to? Whose breath came out of your mouth?

American Standard Version
To whom hast thou uttered words? And whose spirit came forth from thee?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
To whom have you shown words and whose soul has proceeded from you?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose breath is it that has come forth from thee?

Contemporary English Version
How can anyone possibly speak with such understanding?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whom hast thou desired to teach? was it not him that made life?

English Revised Version
To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came forth from thee?

Good News Translation
Who do you think will hear all your words? Who inspired you to speak like this?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
To whom have you spoken [these] words, and whose spirit has spoken through you?

International Standard Version
Who helped you say all of this? Who inspired you?"

JPS Tanakh 1917
With whose help hast thou uttered words? And whose spirit came forth from thee?

Literal Standard Version
With whom have you declared words? And whose breath came forth from you?

NET Bible
To whom did you utter these words? And whose spirit has come forth from your mouth?

New Heart English Bible
To whom have you uttered words? Whose spirit came forth from you?

World English Bible
To whom have you uttered words? Whose spirit came forth from you?

Young's Literal Translation
With whom hast thou declared words? And whose breath came forth from thee?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: Who Can Understand God's Majesty?
3How you have counseled the unwise and provided fully sound insight! 4To whom have you uttered these words? And whose spirit spoke through you? 5The dead tremble—those beneath the waters and those who dwell in them.…

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

Job 26:5
The dead tremble--those beneath the waters and those who dwell in them.


Treasury of Scripture

To whom have you uttered words? and whose spirit came from you?

whose spirit

Job 20:3
I have heard the check of my reproach, and the spirit of my understanding causeth me to answer.

Job 32:18
For I am full of matter, the spirit within me constraineth me.

1 Kings 22:23,24
Now therefore, behold, the LORD hath put a lying spirit in the mouth of all these thy prophets, and the LORD hath spoken evil concerning thee…









(4) To whom.--That is, "Is it not to one who had said the same thing himself? Was it not my own breath, my own teaching, that came forth from you?" He then proceeds to show that it is not only the starry heavens that declare the glory of God, but the under world likewise, and the universe generally.

Verse 4. - To whom hast thou uttered words? Whom didst thou intend to address? Surely not me, since thy words touch none of my arguments. And whose spirit came from thee? Who prompted thy speech? Was it Eliphaz (comp. Job 4:17-19)?

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
To
אֶת־ (’eṯ-)
Preposition
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

whom
מִ֭י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

have you uttered
הִגַּ֣דְתָּ (hig·gaḏ·tā)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 5046: To be conspicuous

these words?
מִלִּ֑ין (mil·lîn)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 4405: A word, a discourse, a topic

And whose
מִ֝י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

spirit
וְנִשְׁמַת־ (wə·niš·maṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5397: A puff, wind, angry, vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect, an animal

spoke
יָצְאָ֥ה (yā·ṣə·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

through you?
מִמֶּֽךָּ׃ (mim·me·kā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of


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