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Job 9:12

    Job 9:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Behold, he takes away, who can hinder him? who will say to him, What do you?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, he seizeth the prey , who can hinder him? Who will say unto him, What doest thou?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    If he puts out his hand to take, by whom may it be turned back? who may say to him, What are you doing?

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, he seizeth the prey , who can hinder him? Who will say unto him, What doest thou?

    World English Bible

    Behold, he snatches away. Who can hinder him? Who will ask him, 'What are you doing?'

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, he seizeth the prey, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

    Definitions for Job 9:12

    Hinder - Latter; rear; behind.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 9:12

    He taketh away - He never gives, but he is ever lending: and while the gift is useful or is improved, he permits it to remain; but when it becomes useless or is misused, he recalls it.

    Who can hinder him? - Literally, Who can cause him to restore it?

    What doest thou? - He is supreme, and will give account of none of his matters. He is infinitely wise, and cannot mistake. He is infinitely kind, and can do nothing cruel. He is infinitely good, and can do nothing wrong. No one, therefore, should question either his motives or his operations.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 9:12

    Behold, he taketh away - Property, friends, or life.

    Who can hinder him? - Margin, turn him away. Or, rather, "who shall cause him to restore?" that is, who can bring back what he takes away? He is so mighty, that what he removes, it is impossible for us to recover.

    Who will say unto him, What doest thou? - A similar expression occurs in Daniel 4:35. The meaning is plain. God has a right to remove any thing which we possess. Our friends, property, health, and lives, are his gift, and he has a right to them all. When he takes them away, he is but taking that which is his own, and which has been lent to us for a little time, and which he has a right to remove when it seems good to him. This truth Job fully admits, and in the calm contemplation of all his losses and his sorrows, he acknowledges that God had a right to do as he had done; see note, Job 1:21.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 9:12

    9:12 Taketh - If he determines to take away from any man his children or servants, or estate, who is able to restrain him from doing it? Or who dare presume to reprove him for it? And therefore far be it from me to quarrel with God, whereof you untruly accuse me.
    Book: Job