New American Standard Bible
"Men of understanding will say to me, And a wise man who hears me,
King James Bible
Let men of understanding tell me, and let a wise man hearken unto me.
Darby Bible Translation
Men of understanding will say to me, and a wise man who heareth me:
World English Bible
Men of understanding will tell me, yes, every wise man who hears me:
Young's Literal Translation
Let men of heart say to me, And a wise man is hearkening to me.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Let men of understanding - Margin, as in Hebrew "heart." The "heart," as there has been frequent occasions to remark, in the Scriptures is often used to denote the seat of the mind or soul, as the head is with us. Rosenmuller, Umbreit, and Noyes, render this passage as if it were to be taken in connection with the following verse, "Men of understanding will say, and a wise man who hears my views will unite in saying, 'Job has spoken without knowledge, and his words are without wisdom.'" According to this, the two verses express a sentiment in which Elihu supposes every wise man who had attended to him would concur, that what Job had said was not founded in knowledge or on true wisdom.
DEAR FRIENDS, it is never wise to dispute with God. Let a man strive with his fellow, but not with his Maker. If we must discuss any point, let it be with imperfect beings like ourselves, but not with the infallible and infinitely wise God; for, in most of our discussions, these questions wilt come back to us, "Should it be according to thy mind? Art thou master? Is everyone to be subordinate to thee?" I am going to speak, this evening, to those who have a quarrel with God concerning the way of salvation. …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 46: 1900
Whether Predestination is Certain
Thoughts Upon Worldly-Riches. Sect. Ii.
Directions to Awakened Sinners.
"Shall He recompense on your terms, because you have rejected it? For you must choose, and not I; Therefore declare what you know.
'Job speaks without knowledge, And his words are without wisdom.
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