3 How hast thou counselled him that hath no wisdom? and how hast thou plentifully declared the thing as it is?

Other Translations of Job 26:3

New International Version

3 What advice you have offered to one without wisdom! And what great insight you have displayed!

English Standard Version

3 How you have counseled him who has no wisdom, and plentifully declared sound knowledge!

The Message

3 What wonderful advice you've given to a mixed-up man! What amazing insights you've provided!

New King James Version

3 How have you counseled one who has no wisdom? And how have you declared sound advice to many?

New Living Translation

3 How you have enlightened my stupidity! What wise advice you have offered!

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 26:3

Commentary on Job 26:1-4

(Read Job 26:1-4)

Job derided Bildad's answer; his words were a mixture of peevishness and self-preference. Bildad ought to have laid before Job the consolations, rather than the terrors of the Almighty. Christ knows how to speak what is proper for the weary, Isaiah 50:4; and his ministers should not grieve those whom God would not have made sad. We are often disappointed in our expectations from our friends who should comfort us; but the Comforter, the Holy Ghost, never mistakes, nor fails of his end.