Job 26:3
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New International Version
What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!

King James Bible
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

Darby Bible Translation
How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom, and abundantly declared the thing as it is!

World English Bible
How have you counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

Young's Literal Translation
What -- thou hast given counsel to the unwise, And wise plans in abundance made known.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

How hast thou helped him - This seems a species of irony. How wonderfully hast thou counselled the unskilful and strengthened the weak! Alas for you! ye could not give what ye did not possess! In this way the Chaldee understood these verses: "Why hast thou pretended to give succor, when thou art without strength? And save, while thy arm is weak? Why hast thou given counsel, when thou art without understanding? And supposest that thou hast shown the very essence of wisdom?"

Job 26:2, 3That is, to the man totally deprived of strength, power, and wisdom.

"Ye that rejoice (ללא דבר lelo dabar) in nothing."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 6:13 Is not my help in me? and is wisdom driven quite from me?

Job 12:3 But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yes, who knows not such things as these?

Job 13:5 O that you would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom.

Job 15:8-10 Have you heard the secret of God? and do you restrain wisdom to yourself...

Job 17:10 But as for you all, do you return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.

Job 32:11-13 Behold, I waited for your words; I gave ear to your reasons, whilst you searched out what to say...


Job 33:3,33 My words shall be of the uprightness of my heart: and my lips shall utter knowledge clearly...

Job 38:2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Psalm 49:1-4 Hear this, all you people; give ear, all you inhabitants of the world...

Psalm 71:15-18 My mouth shall show forth your righteousness and your salvation all the day; for I know not the numbers thereof...

Proverbs 8:6-9 Hear; for I will speak of excellent things; and the opening of my lips shall be right things...

Acts 20:20,27 And how I kept back nothing that was profitable to you, but have showed you, and have taught you publicly, and from house to house...

Mosaic Cosmogony.
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World

Whether the virtues of Heaven Will be Moved when Our Lord Shall Come?
Objection 1: It would seem that the virtues of heaven will not be moved when our Lord shall come. For the virtues of heaven can de. note only the blessed angels. Now immobility is essential to blessedness. Therefore it will be impossible for them to be moved. Objection 2: Further, ignorance is the cause of wonder (Metaph. i, 2). Now ignorance, like fear, is far from the angels, for as Gregory says (Dial. iv, 33; Moral. ii, 3), "what do they not see, who see Him Who sees all." Therefore it will be
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Christian Perfection
"Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect." Phil. 3:12. 1. There is scarce any expression in Holy Writ which has given more offence than this. The word perfect is what many cannot bear. The very sound of it is an abomination to them. And whosoever preaches perfection (as the phrase is,) that is, asserts that it is attainable in this life, runs great hazard of being accounted by them worse than a heathen man or a publican. 2. And hence some have advised, wholly to lay aside
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Of Creation
Heb. xi. 3.--"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."--Gen. i. 1. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." We are come down from the Lord's purposes and decrees to the execution of them, which is partly in the works of creation and partly in the works of providence. The Lord having resolved upon it to manifest his own glory did in that due and predeterminate time apply his
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Job 6:13
Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?

Job 26:2
"How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble!

Job 26:4
Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?

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