10 But as for you all, do ye return, and come now: for I cannot find one wise man among you.

Other Translations of Job 17:10

New International Version

10 "But come on, all of you, try again! I will not find a wise man among you.

English Standard Version

10 But you, come on again, all of you, and I shall not find a wise man among you.

The Message

10 "Maybe you'd all like to start over, to try it again, the bunch of you. So far I haven't come across one scrap of wisdom in anything you've said.

New King James Version

10 "But please, come back again, all of you, For I shall not find one wise man among you.

New Living Translation

10 "As for all of you, come back with a better argument, though I still won't find a wise man among you.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 17:10

Commentary on Job 17:10-16

(Read Job 17:10-16)

Job's friends had pretended to comfort him with the hope of his return to a prosperous estate; he here shows that those do not go wisely about the work of comforting the afflicted, who fetch their comforts from the possibility of recovery in this world. It is our wisdom to comfort ourselves, and others, in distress, with that which will not fail; the promise of God, his love and grace, and a well-grounded hope of eternal life. See how Job reconciles himself to the grave. Let this make believers willing to die; it is but going to bed; they are weary, and it is time that they were in their beds. Why should not they go willingly when their Father calls them? Let us remember our bodies are allied to corruption, the worm and the dust; and let us seek for that lively hope which shall be fulfilled, when the hope of the wicked shall be put out in darkness; that when our bodies are in the grave, our souls may enjoy the rest reserved for the people of God.