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Job 12:16

    Job 12:16 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    With him is strength and wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are his.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    With him are strength and wise designs; he who is guided into error, together with his guide, are in his hands;

    Webster's Revision

    With him is strength and wisdom; The deceived and the deceiver are his.

    World English Bible

    With him is strength and wisdom. The deceived and the deceiver are his.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    With him is strength and effectual working; the deceived and the deceiver are his.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 12:16

    With him is strength and wisdom - עז ותושיה oz vethushiyah, strength and sufficiency. Strength or power, springing from an exhaustless and infinite source of potency. In the thirteenth verse it is said, With him is wisdom and strength; but the expressions are not the same, חכמה וגבורה chochmah ugeburah, intelligence and fortitude, or strength in action, the wisdom ever guiding the exertions of power; but here is strength or power in essence, and an eternal potentiality. With him is every excellence, in potentia and in esse. He borrows nothing, he derives nothing. As he is self-existent, so is he self-sufficient. We have had the word tushiyah before. See the note on Job 11:6.

    The deceived and the deceiver are his - Some think this refers to the fall; even Satan the deceiver or beguiler, and Adam and Eve, the deceived or beguiled, are his. Satan, as this book shows, cannot act without especial permission; and man, whom the seducer thought to make his own property for ever, is claimed as the peculium or especial property of God, for the seed of the woman was then appointed to bruise the head of the serpent; and Jesus Christ has assumed the nature of man, and thus brought human nature into a state of fellowship with himself. Thus he who sanctifieth and they who are sanctified are all of one, for which cause he is not ashamed to call them brethren; Hebrews 2:11.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 12:16

    The deceived and the deceiver are his - This is designed to teach that all classes of people are under his control. All are dependent on him, and all are subject to him. He has power to keep them, and he can destroy them when he pleases. Dr. Good supposes that Job refers here to himself and his friends who had beguiled him into expressions of impatience and complaint. But it is more probably a general declaration that all classes of people were under the control of God.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 12:16

    12:16 With him - The same thing he had said before, ver.13, but he repeats it here to prepare the way for the following events, which are eminent instances, both of his power and wisdom. Are his - Wholly subject to his disposal. He governs the deceiver and sets bounds to his deceits, how far they shall extend; he also over - rules all this to his own glory, and the accomplishment of his righteous designs of trying the good, and punishing wicked men, by giving them up to believe lies. Yet God is not the author of any error or sin, but only the wise and holy governor of it.
    Book: Job