13 Lest ye should say, We have found out wisdom: God thrusteth him down, not man.

Other Translations of Job 32:13

New International Version

13 Do not say, 'We have found wisdom; let God, not a man, refute him.'

English Standard Version

13 Beware lest you say, 'We have found wisdom; God may vanquish him, not a man.'

The Message

13 And don't excuse yourselves by saying, 'We've done our best. Now it's up to God to talk sense into him.'

New King James Version

13 Lest you say, 'We have found wisdom'; God will vanquish him, not man.

New Living Translation

13 And don't tell me, 'He is too wise for us. Only God can convince him.'

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 32:13

Commentary on Job 32:6-14

(Read Job 32:6-14)

Elihu professes to speak by the inspiration of the Holy Spirit, and corrects both parties. He allowed that those who had the longest experience should speak first. But God gives wisdom as he pleases; this encouraged him to state his opinion. By attention to the word of God, and dependence upon the Holy Spirit, young men may become wiser than the aged; but this wisdom will render them swift to hear, slow to speak, and disposed to give others a patient hearing.