2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

Other Translations of Job 38:2

New International Version

2 "Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge?

English Standard Version

2 "Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

The Message

2 "Why do you confuse the issue? Why do you talk without knowing what you're talking about?

New King James Version

2 "Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge?

New Living Translation

2 "Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:2

Commentary on Job 38:1-3

(Read Job 38:1-3)

Job had silenced, but had not convinced his friends. Elihu had silenced Job, but had not brought him to admit his guilt before God. It pleased the Lord to interpose. The Lord, in this discourse, humbles Job, and brings him to repent of his passionate expressions concerning God's providential dealings with him; and this he does, by calling upon Job to compare God's being from everlasting to everlasting, with his own time; God's knowledge of all things, with his own ignorance; and God's almighty power, with his own weakness. Our darkening the counsels of God's wisdom with our folly, is a great provocation to God. Humble faith and sincere obedience see farthest and best into the will of the Lord.