Job 32:13
New International Version
Do not say, 'We have found wisdom; let God, not a man, refute him.'

New Living Translation
And don’t tell me, ‘He is too wise for us. Only God can convince him.’

English Standard Version
Beware lest you say, ‘We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not a man.’

Berean Study Bible
So do not claim, ‘We have found wisdom; let God, not man, refute him.’

King James Bible
Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

New King James Version
Lest you say, ‘We have found wisdom’; God will vanquish him, not man.

New American Standard Bible
“So do not say, ‘We have found wisdom: God will defeat him, not man.’

NASB 1995
"Do not say, 'We have found wisdom; God will rout him, not man.'

NASB 1977
“Do not say, ‘We have found wisdom; God will rout him, not man.’

Amplified Bible
“Beware if you say, ‘We have found wisdom; God thrusts Job down [justly], not man [for God alone is dealing with him].’

Christian Standard Bible
So do not claim, “We have found wisdom; let God deal with him, not man.”

Holman Christian Standard Bible
So do not claim, "We have found wisdom; let God deal with him, not man."

American Standard Version
Beware lest ye say, We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
For you say, ‘we have found wisdom; God is he who has wounded him, and not a son of man’

Brenton Septuagint Translation
lest ye should say, We have found that we have added wisdom to the Lord.

Contemporary English Version
You shouldn't say, "We know what's right! Let God punish him."

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lest you should say : We have found wisdom, God hath cast him down, not man.

English Revised Version
Beware lest ye say, We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man:

Good News Translation
How can you claim you have discovered wisdom? God must answer Job, for you have failed.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
So don't say, 'We've found wisdom. Let God, not humans, defeat him.'

International Standard Version
"So that you cannot claim, 'We have found wisdom!' let God do the rebuking, not man;

JPS Tanakh 1917
Beware lest ye say: 'We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not man!'

Literal Standard Version
Lest you say, We have found wisdom, "" God thrusts him away, not man.

NET Bible
So do not say, 'We have found wisdom! God will refute him, not man!'

New Heart English Bible
Beware lest you say, 'We have found wisdom, God may refute him, not man;'

World English Bible
Beware lest you say, 'We have found wisdom, God may refute him, not man;'

Young's Literal Translation
Lest ye say, We have found wisdom, God doth thrust him away, not man.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends
12I paid you full attention. But no one proved Job wrong; not one of you rebutted his arguments. 13So do not claim, ‘We have found wisdom; let God, not man, refute him.’ 14But Job has not directed his words against me, and I will not answer him with your arguments.…

Cross References
Job 31:40
then let briers grow instead of wheat and stinkweed instead of barley." Thus conclude the words of Job.

Job 32:12
I paid you full attention. But no one proved Job wrong; not one of you rebutted his arguments.

Job 32:14
But Job has not directed his words against me, and I will not answer him with your arguments.

Jeremiah 9:23
This is what the LORD says: "Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, nor the strong man in his strength, nor the wealthy man in his riches.


Treasury of Scripture

Lest you should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusts him down, not man.

Lest

Genesis 14:23
That I will not take from a thread even to a shoelatchet, and that I will not take any thing that is thine, lest thou shouldest say, I have made Abram rich:

Judges 7:2
And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me.

Isaiah 48:5,7
I have even from the beginning declared it to thee; before it came to pass I shewed it thee: lest thou shouldest say, Mine idol hath done them, and my graven image, and my molten image, hath commanded them…

We

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

Job 15:8-10
Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself? …

Isaiah 5:21
Woe unto them that are wise in their own eyes, and prudent in their own sight!

God

Job 1:21
And said, Naked came I out of my mother's womb, and naked shall I return thither: the LORD gave, and the LORD hath taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.

Job 2:10
But he said unto her, Thou speakest as one of the foolish women speaketh. What? shall we receive good at the hand of God, and shall we not receive evil? In all this did not Job sin with his lips.

Job 4:9
By the blast of God they perish, and by the breath of his nostrils are they consumed.









(13) Lest ye should say.--That is, "I resolved to speak, lest ye should think yourselves wise, and that God was afflicting him on account of his sins." God is declaring his guilt in such a way that man's opinion matters little.

Verse 13. - Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom; or, beware lest ye say, We have found wisdom (see the Revised Version). "Do not suppose, i.e., that you have triumphed in the controversy, that your mode of meeting Job's complaints is the wise and right one. The exact reverse is the case. You have not vanquished Job. On the contrary, he is unvanquished, and remains master of the field. If he is ever to be vanquished, it will not be by you. God thrusteth (rather, may thrust) him down, not man. A true prophecy! (see Job 40:1-14).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So do not
פֶּן־ (pen-)
Conjunction
Strong's 6435: Removal, lest

claim,
תֹּ֣֭אמְרוּ (tō·mə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 559: To utter, say

‘We have found
מָצָ֣אנוּ (mā·ṣā·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

wisdom;
חָכְמָ֑ה (ḥāḵ·māh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 2451: Wisdom

let God,
אֵ֖ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

not
לֹא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

man,
אִֽישׁ׃ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

refute him.’
יִדְּפֶ֣נּוּ (yid·də·p̄en·nū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5086: To shove asunder, disperse


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