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Job 42:3

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

Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand,

cThings too 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 — English Standard Version (ESV)

‘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 — 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 — 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 1901)

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 ed. (NIrV) (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.”