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Job 12:7–8

7 “But now ask the beasts, and they will teach you;

And the birds of the air, and they will tell you;

8 Or speak to the earth, and it will teach you;

And the fish of the sea will explain to you.

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Job 12:7–8 — The New International Version (NIV)

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,

or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;

or speak to the earth, and it will teach you,

or let the fish in the sea inform you.

Job 12:7–8 — English Standard Version (ESV)

“But ask the beasts, and they will teach you;

the birds of the heavens, and they will tell you;

or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you;

and the fish of the sea will declare to you.

Job 12:7–8 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee;

And the fowls of the air, and they shall tell thee:

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee:

And the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

Job 12:7–8 — New Living Translation (NLT)

“Just ask the animals, and they will teach you.

Ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.

Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you.

Let the fish in the sea speak to you.

Job 12:7–8 — New Century Version (NCV)

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,

or ask the birds of the air, and they will tell you.

Speak to the earth, and it will teach you,

or let the fish of the sea tell you.

Job 12:7–8 — American Standard Version (ASV)

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee;

And the birds of the heavens, and they shall tell thee:

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee;

And the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

Job 12:7–8 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee; and the fowl of the heavens, and they shall tell thee; Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.

Job 12:7–8 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

“Instead, ask the animals, and they will teach you. 

Ask the birds, and they will tell you. 

Or speak with the earth, and it will teach you. 

Even the fish will relate ⸤the story⸥ to you. 

Job 12:7–8 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

But ask the animals, and they will instruct you;

ask the birds of the sky, and they will tell you.

Or speak to the earth, and it will instruct you;

let the fish of the sea inform you.

Job 12:7–8 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you;

the birds of the air, and they will tell you;

ask the plants of the earth, and they will teach you;

and the fish of the sea will declare to you.

Job 12:7–8 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

“But ask the animals, and they will teach you,

and the birds of the heaven, and they will tell you;

or ask the earth, and it will teach you,

and the fishes of the sea will declare to you.

Job 12:7–8 — New International Reader’s Version (1998) (NIrV)

“But ask the animals what God does.

They will teach you.

Or ask the birds of the air.

They will tell you.

Or speak to the earth. It will teach you.

Or let the fish of the ocean educate you.

Job 12:7–8 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

“But now ask the beasts, and let them teach you;

And the birds of the heavens, and let them tell you.

Or speak to the earth, and let it teach you;

And let the fish of the sea declare to you.