Job 9:4
New International Version
His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?

New Living Translation
For God is so wise and so mighty. Who has ever challenged him successfully?

English Standard Version
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength—who has hardened himself against him, and succeeded?—

Berean Study Bible
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered?

New American Standard Bible
"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?

King James Bible
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?

Christian Standard Bible
God is wise and all-powerful. Who has opposed him and come out unharmed?

Contemporary English Version
God is wise and powerful--who could possibly oppose him and win?

Good News Translation
God is so wise and powerful; no one can stand up against him.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God is wise and all-powerful. Who has opposed Him and come out unharmed?

International Standard Version
He is wise in heart and strong in will— who can be stubborn against him and succeed?

NET Bible
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength--who has resisted him and remained safe?

New Heart English Bible
For he is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"God is wise in heart and mighty in power. Who could oppose him and win?

JPS Tanakh 1917
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength; Who hath hardened himself against Him, and prospered?

New American Standard 1977
“Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?

Jubilee Bible 2000
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has hardened himself against him and remained in peace?

King James 2000 Bible
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?

American King James Version
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?

American Standard Version
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: Who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered?-

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For he is wise in mind, and mighty, and great: who has hardened himself against him and endured?

Douay-Rheims Bible
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath resisted him, and hath had peace ?

Darby Bible Translation
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and had peace?

English Revised Version
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered?

Webster's Bible Translation
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?

World English Bible
God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?

Young's Literal Translation
Wise in heart and strong in power -- Who hath hardened toward Him and is at peace?
Study Bible
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
3If one wished to contend with God, he could not answer Him one time out of a thousand. 4God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered? 5He moves mountains without their knowledge, when He overturns them in His anger.…
Cross References
2 Chronicles 13:12
Now behold, God Himself is with us as our head, and His priests with their trumpets sound the battle call against you. O children of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your fathers, for you will not succeed."

Job 9:19
If it is a matter of strength, He is indeed mighty! If it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?

Job 11:6
and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know then that God exacts from you less than your iniquity deserves.

Job 12:13
Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are His.

Job 23:6
Would He contend with me in His great power? No, He would certainly take note of me.

Job 24:22
Yet by His power, God drags away the mighty. though rising up, they have no assurance of life.

Job 25:2
"Dominion and awe belong to Him; He establishes harmony in the heights of heaven.

Job 28:23
But God understands its way, and He knows its place.

Job 37:23
The Almighty is beyond our reach; He is exalted in power! In His justice and great righteousness, He does not oppress.

Job 38:36
Who has put wisdom in the heart or given understanding to the mind?

Job 38:37
Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Or who can tilt the water jars of the heavens

Proverbs 29:1
A man who remains stiff-necked after much reproof will suddenly be shattered beyond recovery.

Jeremiah 50:24
I laid a snare for you, O Babylon, and you were caught before you knew it. You were found and captured because you challenged the LORD.

Treasury of Scripture

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?

wise in heart

Job 9:19
If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of judgment, who shall set me a time to plead?

Job 36:5
Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

Psalm 104:24
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

who hath hardened

Job 6:10
Then should I yet have comfort; yea, I would harden myself in sorrow: let him not spare; for I have not concealed the words of the Holy One.

Job 15:23-27
He wandereth abroad for bread, saying, Where is it? he knoweth that the day of darkness is ready at his hand…

Job 40:9
Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?







Lexicon
[God is] wise
חֲכַ֣ם (ḥă·ḵam)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2450: Wise

in heart
לֵ֭בָב (lê·ḇāḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3824: Inner man, mind, will, heart

and mighty
וְאַמִּ֣יץ (wə·’am·mîṣ)
Conjunctive waw | Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 533: Strong, strength

in strength.
כֹּ֑חַ (kō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

Who
מִֽי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

has hardened [himself]
הִקְשָׁ֥ה (hiq·šāh)
Verb - Hifil - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7185: To be hard, severe or fierce

against Him
אֵ֝לָ֗יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

and prospered?
וַיִּשְׁלָֽם׃ (way·yiš·lām)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7999: To be safe, to be, completed, to be friendly, to reciprocate
Verse 4. - He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength. The sense is strengthened if we omit "he is," and render, Wise in heart, and mighty in strength, who hath hardened etc.? God's combination of perfect wisdom with infinite strength renders it hopeless for any man to contend with him. Who hath hardened himself against him; and hath prospered? Job fully admits the wisdom of all that Eliphaz (Job 4:17) and Bildad (Job 8:3-6) have said, or hinted, with respect to his inability wholly to justify himself. No one has ever taken this line of absolute self-justification, and prospered. 9:1-13 In this answer Job declared that he did not doubt the justice of God, when he denied himself to be a hypocrite; for how should man be just with God? Before him he pleaded guilty of sins more than could be counted; and if God should contend with him in judgment, he could not justify one out of a thousand, of all the thoughts, words, and actions of his life; therefore he deserved worse than all his present sufferings. When Job mentions the wisdom and power of God, he forgets his complaints. We are unfit to judge of God's proceedings, because we know not what he does, or what he designs. God acts with power which no creature can resist. Those who think they have strength enough to help others, will not be able to help themselves against it.
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