Job 39:17
New International Version
for God did not endow her with wisdom or give her a share of good sense.

New Living Translation
For God has deprived her of wisdom. He has given her no understanding.

English Standard Version
because God has made her forget wisdom and given her no share in understanding.

Berean Study Bible
For God has deprived her of wisdom; He has not endowed her with understanding.

New American Standard Bible
Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.

King James Bible
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

Christian Standard Bible
For God has deprived her of wisdom; he has not endowed her with understanding.

Contemporary English Version
I myself made her foolish and without common sense.

Good News Translation
It was I who made her foolish and did not give her wisdom.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For God has deprived her of wisdom; He has not endowed her with understanding.

International Standard Version
because God didn't grant her wisdom and never gave her understanding.

NET Bible
For God deprived her of wisdom, and did not impart understanding to her.

New Heart English Bible
because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
because God has deprived it of wisdom and did not give it any understanding.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, Neither hath He imparted to her understanding.

New American Standard 1977
Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.

Jubilee Bible 2000
because God caused her to forget wisdom and did not give her understanding.

King James 2000 Bible
Because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.

American King James Version
Because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.

American Standard Version
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, Neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For God has withholden wisdom from her, and not given her a portion in understanding.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he given her understanding.

Darby Bible Translation
For +God hath deprived her of wisdom, and hath not furnished her with understanding.

English Revised Version
Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

Webster's Bible Translation
Because God hath withheld wisdom from her, neither hath he imparted to her understanding.

World English Bible
because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
For God hath caused her to forget wisdom, And He hath not given a portion To her in understanding:
Study Bible
God Speaks of His Creation
16She treats her young harshly, as if not her own, with no concern that her labor was in vain. 17For God has deprived her of wisdom; He has not endowed her with understanding. 18Yet when she proudly spreads her wings, she laughs at the horse and its rider.…
Cross References
Job 39:16
She treats her young harshly, as if not her own, with no concern that her labor was in vain.

Job 39:18
Yet when she proudly spreads her wings, she laughs at the horse and its rider.

Treasury of Scripture

Because God has deprived her of wisdom, neither has he imparted to her understanding.

Job 17:4
For thou hast hid their heart from understanding: therefore shalt thou not exalt them.

Job 35:11
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

Deuteronomy 2:30
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.







Lexicon
For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

God
אֱל֣וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

has deprived her
הִשָּׁ֣הּ (hiš·šāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5382: To forget, to neglect, to remit, remove

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

He has not
וְלֹא־ (wə·lō-)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

endowed
חָ֥לַק (ḥā·laq)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

her
לָ֝֗הּ (lāh)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew

with understanding.
בַּבִּינָֽה׃ (bab·bî·nāh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 998: An understanding
Verse 17. - Because God hath deprived her of wisdom, neither hath he imparted to her understanding. There is an Arab proverb - "As stupid as an ostrich" - which the Arabs justify on five grounds:

(1) The ostrich, they say, will swallow iron, stones, leaden bullets, and other things, which injure and sometimes prove fatal to it.

(2) When hunted, it thrusts its head into a hush, and iron,nee that the hunter does not see it.

(3) It allows itself to be captured by transparent devices.

(4) It neglects its eggs.

(5) Its head is small, and contains but a small quantity of brains. To these grounds I may add that in the South-African ostrich-farms, the birds allow themselves to be confined within a certain space by a fence of sticks and string raised about a foot from the ground. They seem to think that they cannot step over it. 39:1-30 God inquires of Job concerning several animals. - In these questions the Lord continued to humble Job. In this chapter several animals are spoken of, whose nature or situation particularly show the power, wisdom, and manifold works of God. The wild ass. It is better to labour and be good for something, than to ramble and be good for nothing. From the untameableness of this and other creatures, we may see, how unfit we are to give law to Providence, who cannot give law even to a wild ass's colt. The unicorn, a strong, stately, proud creature. He is able to serve, but not willing; and God challenges Job to force him to it. It is a great mercy if, where God gives strength for service, he gives a heart; it is what we should pray for, and reason ourselves into, which the brutes cannot do. Those gifts are not always the most valuable that make the finest show. Who would not rather have the voice of the nightingale, than the tail of the peacock; the eye of the eagle and her soaring wing, and the natural affection of the stork, than the beautiful feathers of the ostrich, which can never rise above the earth, and is without natural affection? The description of the war-horse helps to explain the character of presumptuous sinners. Every one turneth to his course, as the horse rushes into the battle. When a man's heart is fully set in him to do evil, and he is carried on in a wicked way, by the violence of his appetites and passions, there is no making him fear the wrath of God, and the fatal consequences of sin. Secure sinners think themselves as safe in their sins as the eagle in her nest on high, in the clefts of the rocks; but I will bring thee down from thence, saith the Lord, #Jer 49:16". All these beautiful references to the works of nature, should teach us a right view of the riches of the wisdom of Him who made and sustains all things. The want of right views concerning the wisdom of God, which is ever present in all things, led Job to think and speak unworthily of Providence.
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