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Job 28:20

    Job 28:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    From where then comes wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Whence then cometh wisdom? And where is the place of understanding?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    From where then does wisdom come, and where is the resting-place of knowledge?

    Webster's Revision

    Whence then cometh wisdom? And where is the place of understanding?

    World English Bible

    Where then does wisdom come from? Where is the place of understanding?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Whence then cometh wisdom? and where is the place of understanding?

    Definitions for Job 28:20

    Whence - From where.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 28:20

    Whence then cometh wisdom? - Nearly the same words as in Job 28:12 (note), where see the note.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 28:20

    Whence then cometh wisdom? - This question is now repeated from Job 28:12, in order to give it greater emphasis. It is designed to fix the attention on the inquiry as one which found no solution in the discoveries of science, and whose solution was hidden from the most penetrating human intellect.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 28:20

    28:20 Whence, and c. - By a diligent inquiry, we find at length, that there is a twofold wisdom; one hid in God, which belongs not to us, the other revealed to man, which belongs to us and to our children.
    Book: Job