Job 9:4

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

He is wise in heart, and mightie in strength: who hath hardened himselfe against him, and hath prospered?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

`He is' wise in heart, and mighty in strength: Who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered?-
- American Standard Version (1901)

He is wise in heart and great in strength: who ever made his face hard against him, and any good came of it?
- Basic English Bible

He is wise in heart and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and had peace?
- Darby Bible

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
- Webster's Bible

God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?
- World English Bible

Wise in heart and strong in power -- Who hath hardened toward Him and is at peace?
- Youngs Literal Bible

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength; who hath hardened himself against Him, and prospered?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 9:4


9:4 He - He is infinitely wise, and searcheth all mens hearts and ways, and discovers a multitude of sins which mens short sighted - eyes cannot see; and therefore can charge them with innumerable evils, where they thought themselves innocent, and sees far more malignity than men could discern in their sins. Mighty - So that whether men contend with God by wisdom or by strength: God will be conqueror. Hardened himself - Obstinately contended with him. The devil promised himself that Job in the day of his affliction, would curse and speak ill of God. But instead of that, he sets himself to honour God, and speak highly of him. As ill pained as he is, and as much as he is taken up with his own miseries, when he has occasion to mention the wisdom and power of God, he forgets his complaints and expatiates with a flood of eloquence on that glorious subject.


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