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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CommentaryClarke'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
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?
Do I have any power to help myself, now that success has been driven from me?
"How you have helped the powerless! How you have saved the arm that is feeble!
Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?
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