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.

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

New King James Version
Because God deprived her of wisdom, And did not endow her with understanding.

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

NASB 1995
Because God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.

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

Amplified Bible
For God has made her forget wisdom, And has not given her a share of understanding.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because God has increased wisdom and he has not distributed understanding to her

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
For God has caused her to forget wisdom, And He has not given a portion To her in 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.

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:

Additional Translations ...
Context
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.









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. . . .

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

God
אֱל֣וֹהַּ (’ĕ·lō·w·ah)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 5382: To forget, to neglect, to remit, remove

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

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

endowed
חָ֥לַק (ḥā·laq)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 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 998: An understanding


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