Job 28:27
New International Version
then he looked at wisdom and appraised it; he confirmed it and tested it.

New Living Translation
Then he saw wisdom and evaluated it. He set it in place and examined it thoroughly.

English Standard Version
then he saw it and declared it; he established it, and searched it out.

Berean Study Bible
then He looked at wisdom and appraised it; He established it and searched it out.

King James Bible
Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

New King James Version
Then He saw wisdom and declared it; He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out.

New American Standard Bible
Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.

NASB 1995
Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.

NASB 1977
Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.

Amplified Bible
Then He saw wisdom and declared it; He established it and searched it out.

Christian Standard Bible
he considered wisdom and evaluated it; he established it and examined it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He considered wisdom and evaluated it; He established it and examined it.

American Standard Version
Then did he see it, and declare it; He established it, yea, and searched it out.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Then he saw it and he told it, he weighed it, also he examined it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Then he saw it, and declared it: he prepared it and traced it out.

Contemporary English Version
he also determined the truth and defined wisdom.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then he saw it, and declared, and prepared, and searched it.

English Revised Version
Then did he see it, and declare it; he established it, yea, and searched it out.

Good News Translation
It was then he saw wisdom and tested its worth--He gave it his approval.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
then he saw it and announced it. He confirmed it and examined it.

International Standard Version
Then he looked at wisdom, and fixed it in place; he established it, and also examined it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then did He see it, and declare it; He established it, yea, and searched it out.

Literal Standard Version
Then He has seen and declares it, He has prepared it, and also searched it out,

NET Bible
then he looked at wisdom and assessed its value; he established it and examined it closely.

New Heart English Bible
then he saw it, and declared it. He established it, yes, and searched it out.

World English Bible
then he saw it, and declared it. He established it, yes, and searched it out.

Young's Literal Translation
Then He hath seen and declareth it, He hath prepared it, and also searched it out,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
26when He set a limit for the rain and a path for the thunderbolt, 27then He looked at wisdom and appraised it; He established it and searched it out. 28And He said to man, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.’ ”…

Cross References
Job 28:26
when He set a limit for the rain and a path for the thunderbolt,

Job 28:28
And He said to man, 'Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to turn away from evil is understanding.'"


Treasury of Scripture

Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yes, and searched it out.

declare it.

Psalm 19:1
To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork.

Proverbs 8:22-29
The LORD possessed me in the beginning of his way, before his works of old…









(27) The terms employed with reference to the Lord's knowledge of wisdom are remarkable. They are: (1) seeing, or intuition; (2) declaring or numbering, ratiocination; (3) preparing or establishing, determination; (4) searching out, or investigation. Each of these actions implies the operation of mind, and is so far opposed to the fatality of an impersonal law or the fixed necessity of an inevitable nature.

Verse 27. - Then did he see it, and declare it. From the creation of the world, and before it, God foresaw all that was necessary to maintain his universe in the perfect order and the perfect beauty that he designed for it. At the Creation he, in a certain sense, "declared it," or set it forth, before such intelligences as then existed. Subsequently, in part to Adam, in part to Noah, in part to Moses, he further declared, by revelation, at any rate a portion of the design of his creation, and of the laws by which it was regulated. He prepared it, yea, and searched it out. This is an inversion of what seems to us the natural order, whereof there are many examples. God must first have investigated and searched out, in his own secret counsels, the entire scheme of creation, and afterwards have proceeded to the "preparation" or "establishment" of it.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
then
אָ֣ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's 227: At that time, place, therefore

He looked at [wisdom]
רָ֭אָהּ (rā·’āh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

and appraised it;
וַֽיְסַפְּרָ֑הּ (way·sap·pə·rāh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Piel - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5608: To count, recount, relate

He established it
הֱ֝כִינָ֗הּ (hĕ·ḵî·nāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 3559: To be erect

and searched it out.
חֲקָרָֽהּ׃ (ḥă·qā·rāh)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's 2713: To penetrate, to examine intimately


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