New Living Translation
But there is a spirit within people, the breath of the Almighty within them, that makes them intelligent.
King James Bible
But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
But there is a spirit which is in man; and the breath of the Almighty giveth them understanding.
World English Bible
But there is a spirit in man, and the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
Surely a spirit is in man, And the breath of the Mighty One Doth cause them to understand.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
32:8 Spirit - The spirit of God. Giveth - To whom he pleaseth.
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
So Pharaoh asked his officials, "Can we find anyone else like this man so obviously filled with the spirit of God?"
"But true wisdom and power are found in God; counsel and understanding are his.
As long as I live, while I have breath from God,
For the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.
Who gives intuition to the heart and instinct to the mind?
For the LORD grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
God gives wisdom, knowledge, and joy to those who please him. But if a sinner becomes wealthy, God takes the wealth away and gives it to those who please him. This, too, is meaningless--like chasing the wind.
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