Job 35:11
New International Version
who teaches us more than he teaches the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?'

New Living Translation
Where is the one who makes us smarter than the animals and wiser than the birds of the sky?'

English Standard Version
who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?’

Berean Study Bible
who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the air?’

New American Standard Bible
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'

King James Bible
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

Christian Standard Bible
who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?"

Contemporary English Version
though he makes us wiser than animals or birds.

Good News Translation
They don't turn to God, who makes us wise, wiser than any animal or bird.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
who gives us more understanding than the animals of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?"

International Standard Version
who teaches us more than the earth's wild animals, and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'

NET Bible
who teaches us more than the wild animals of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'

New Heart English Bible
who teaches us more than the animals of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
who teaches us more than he teaches the animals of the earth, who makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, And maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?'

New American Standard 1977
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

King James 2000 Bible
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

American King James Version
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

American Standard Version
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, And maketh us wiser than the birds of the heavens?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
who makes me to differ from the four-footed beasts of the earth, and from the birds of the sky?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and instructeth us more than the fowls of the air.

Darby Bible Translation
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowl of the heavens?

English Revised Version
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

Webster's Bible Translation
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

World English Bible
who teaches us more than the animals of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'

Young's Literal Translation
Teaching us more than the beasts of the earth, Yea, than the fowl of the heavens He maketh us wiser.'
Study Bible
Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
10But no one asks, ‘Where is God my Maker, who gives us songs in the night, 11who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds of the air?’ 12There they cry out, but He does not answer, because of the pride of evil men.…
Cross References
Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds of the air: They do not sow or reap or gather into barns--and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Job 21:22
Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since He judges those on high?

Job 36:22
Behold, God is exalted in His power. Who is a teacher like Him?

Psalm 94:10
He who admonishes the nations, does He not discipline? He who teaches man, does He lack knowledge?

Psalm 94:12
Blessed is the man You discipline, O LORD, and teach from Your law,

Jeremiah 32:33
They have turned their backs to Me and not their faces. Though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.

Treasury of Scripture

Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

Job 32:8
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

Genesis 1:26
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Genesis 2:7
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.







Lexicon
who teaches us
מַ֭לְּפֵנוּ (mal·lə·p̄ê·nū)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular construct | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 502: To learn

more than the beasts
מִבַּהֲמ֣וֹת (mib·ba·hă·mō·wṯ)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

of the earth
אָ֑רֶץ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and makes us wiser
יְחַכְּמֵֽנוּ׃ (yə·ḥak·kə·mê·nū)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 2449: To be wise

than the birds
וּמֵע֖וֹף (ū·mê·‘ō·wp̄)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 5775: Flying creatures

of the air?’
הַשָּׁמַ֣יִם (haš·šā·ma·yim)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8064: Heaven, sky
(11) Who teacheth us.--Or it may be, Who teacheth us by, and maketh us wise by, &c. Then the sense will be that the oppression is so severe that the victims of it forget that God can give songs in the night, and that He has favoured men more than the beasts of the field, and that, as not one sparrow can fall to the ground without Him, so He has even numbered the hairs of those who are of more value to Him than many sparrows.

Verse 11. - Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven. Elihu probably alludes to Job's defence of his complaints as natural, like the instinctive cries of beasts and birds (Job 6:5). God, he says, has given to man a higher nature than he has bestowal on the brutes; and this nature should teach him to carry his griefs to God in a proper spirit- a spirit of faith, piety, humility, and resignation. If men cried to him in this spirit, they would obtain an answer. If they do not obtain an answer, it must be that the proper spirit is lacking (comp. James 4:3). 35:9-13 Job complained that God did not regard the cries of the oppressed against their oppressors. This he knew not how to reconcile the justice of God and his government. Elihu solves the difficulty. Men do not notice the mercies they enjoy in and under their afflictions, nor are thankful for them, therefore they cannot expect that God should deliver them out of affliction. He gives songs in the night; when our condition is dark and melancholy, there is that in God's providence and promise, which is sufficient to support us, and to enable us even to rejoice in tribulation. When we only pore upon our afflictions, and neglect the consolations of God which are treasured up for us, it is just in God to reject our prayers. Even the things that will kill the body, cannot hurt the soul. If we cry to God for the removal of an affliction, and it is not removed, the reason is, not because the Lord's hand is shortened, or his ear heavy; but because we are not sufficiently humbled.
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