4 To whom hast thou uttered words? and whose spirit came from thee?

Other Translations of Job 26:4

New International Version

4 Who has helped you utter these words? And whose spirit spoke from your mouth?

English Standard Version

4 With whose help have you uttered words, and whose breath has come out from you?

The Message

4 Where in the world did you learn all this? How did you become so inspired?

New King James Version

4 To whom have you uttered words? And whose spirit came from you?

New Living Translation

4 Where have you gotten all these wise sayings? Whose spirit speaks through you?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 26:4

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.