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Job 42:3

i‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’

Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,

things jtoo wonderful for me, which I did not know.

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Job 42:3 — The New International Version (NIV)

You asked, ‘Who is this that obscures my plans without knowledge?’

Surely I spoke of things I did not understand,

things too wonderful for me to know.

Job 42:3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Who is he that hideth counsel

Without knowledge?

Therefore have I uttered that I understood not;

Things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Job 42:3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

You asked, ‘Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorance?’

It is I—and I was talking about things I knew nothing about,

things far too wonderful for me.

Job 42:3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

You asked, ‘Who is this who hides counsel without knowledge?’

Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,

Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

Job 42:3 — New Century Version (NCV)

You asked, ‘Who is this that made my purpose unclear by saying things that are not true?’

Surely I spoke of things I did not understand;

I talked of things too wonderful for me to know.

Job 42:3 — American Standard Version (ASV)

Who is this that hideth counsel without knowledge?

Therefore have I uttered that which I understood not,

Things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Job 42:3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

Who is he that obscureth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered what I did not understand; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not.

Job 42:3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“⸤You said,⸥ ‘Who is this that belittles my advice 

without having any knowledge ⸤about it⸥?’ 

Yes, I have stated things I didn’t understand, 

things too mysterious for me to know. 

Job 42:3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

You asked, “Who is this who conceals My counsel with ignorance?”

Surely I spoke about things I did not understand,

things too wonderful for me to know.

Job 42:3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

‘Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’

Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,

things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.

Job 42:3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

‘Who is this darkening counsel without knowledge?’

Therefore I uttered, but I did not understand;

things too wonderful for me, but I did not know.

Job 42:3 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

You asked me, ‘Who do you think you are to disagree with my plans?

You do not know what you are talking about.’

I spoke about things I didn’t completely understand.

I talked about things that were too wonderful for me to know.

Job 42:3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?’

Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand,

Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know.”


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