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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

New American Standard 1977
Then He saw it and declared it; He established it and also searched it out.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then he saw it and counted it; he prepared it and also searched it out.

King James 2000 Bible
Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.

American King James Version
Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yes, and searched it out.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Then did he see it, and declare it; he established it, yea, and searched it out;

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, 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,
Study Bible
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…







Lexicon
then
אָ֣ז (’āz)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 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 Hebrew 2713: To penetrate, to examine intimately
(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. 28:20-28 There is a two-fold wisdom; one hid in God, which is secret, and belongs not to us; the other made known by him, and revealed to man. One day's events, and one man's affairs, have such reference to, and so hang one upon another, that He only, to whom all is open, and who sees the whole at one view, can rightly judge of every part. But the knowledge of God's revealed will is within our reach, and will do us good. Let man look upon this as his wisdom, To fear the Lord, and to depart from evil. Let him learn that, and he is learned enough. Where is this wisdom to be found? The treasures of it are hid in Christ, revealed by the word, received by faith, through the Holy Ghost. It will not feed pride or vanity, or amuse our vain curiosity. It teaches and encourages sinners to fear the Lord, and to depart from evil, in the exercise of repentance and faith, without desiring to solve all difficulties about the events of this life.
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