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Job 12:13

    Job 12:13 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    With him is wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    With God is wisdom and might; He hath counsel and understanding.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    With him there is wisdom and strength; power and knowledge are his.

    Webster's Revision

    With God is wisdom and might; He hath counsel and understanding.

    World English Bible

    "With God is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    With him is wisdom and might; he hath counsel and understanding.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 12:13

    With him is wisdom and strength - But all these things come from God; he is the Fountain of wisdom and the Source of power. He alone can give us unerring counsel, and understanding to comprehend and act profitably by it. See on Job 12:16 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Job 12:13

    With him is wisdom - Margin, correctly, "God." However much wisdom there may seem to be with aged men, yes the true wisdom - that which was supreme and worthy of the name - was to be found in God alone. The object of Job was to lead the thoughts up to God, and to bring his friends to a contemplation of the wisdom which he manifests in his works. Accordingly he goes on in the remainder of this chapter to state some of the illustrations of wisdom and power which God had exhibited, and particularly to show that he was a sovereign, and did his pleasure every where. He made all things; he sustains all things; he reverses the condition of people at his pleasure; he sets up whom he pleases, and when he chooses he casts them down. His works are contrary in many respects to what we should anticipate; and the sense of all is, that God was a holy and a righteous sovereign, and that such were the reverses under his administration that we could not argue that he treated all according to their character on earth.
    Book: Job