Parallel Verses

Amplified

Were you present to hear the secret counsel of God? And do you limit [the possession of] wisdom to yourself?

New American Standard Bible

"Do you hear the secret counsel of God, And limit wisdom to yourself?

King James Version

Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

Holman Bible

Do you listen in on the council of God,
or have a monopoly on wisdom?

International Standard Version

Have you listened in on God's secret council? Have you limited wisdom only to yourself?

A Conservative Version

Have thou heard the secret counsel of God? And do thou limit wisdom to thyself?

American Standard Version

Hast thou heard the secret counsel of God? And dost thou limit wisdom to thyself?

Bible in Basic English

Were you present at the secret meeting of God? and have you taken all wisdom for yourself?

Darby Translation

Hast thou listened in the secret council of +God? And hast thou absorbed wisdom for thyself?

Julia Smith Translation

Shalt thou hear in the consultation of God? and wilt thou reserve wisdom to thyself?

King James 2000

Have you heard the council of God? and do you limit wisdom to yourself?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Have you listened in God's confidential discussion? And do you limit wisdom to yourself?

Modern King James verseion

Have you heard the secret counsel of God? And do you limit wisdom to yourself?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Hast thou heard the secret counsel of God, that all wisdom is too little for thee?

NET Bible

Do you listen in on God's secret council? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?

New Heart English Bible

Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?

The Emphasized Bible

In the secret council of GOD, hast thou been wont to hearken? Or canst thou attain for thyself unto wisdom?

Webster

Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?

World English Bible

Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?

Youngs Literal Translation

Of the secret counsel of God dost thou hear? And withdrawest thou unto thee wisdom?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the secret
סוד 
Cowd 
Usage: 21

of God
אלהּ אלוהּ 
'elowahh 
God, god
Usage: 57

and dost thou restrain
גּרע 
Gara` 
Usage: 22

חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

References

Context Readings

Eliphaz's Second Response To Job

7 Are you the first man that was born [the original wise man]? Or were you created before the hills? 8 Were you present to hear the secret counsel of God? And do you limit [the possession of] wisdom to yourself? 9 What do you know that we know not? What do you understand that is not equally clear to us?



Cross References

Romans 11:34

For who has known the mind of the Lord and who has understood His thoughts, or who has [ever] been His counselor?

Jeremiah 23:18

For who among them has stood in the council of the Lord, that he should perceive and hear His word? Who has marked His word [noticing and observing and giving attention to it] and has [actually] heard it?

Deuteronomy 29:29

The secret things belong unto the Lord our God, but the things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all of the words of this law.

Job 11:6

And that He would show you the secrets of wisdom! For He is manifold in understanding! Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your guilt and iniquity [deserve].

Job 12:2

No doubt you are the [only wise] people [in the world], and wisdom will die with you!

Job 13:5-6

Oh, that you would altogether hold your peace! Then you would evidence your wisdom and you might pass for wise men.

Job 29:4

As I was in the [prime] ripeness of my days, when the friendship and counsel of God were over my tent,

Psalm 25:14

The secret [of the sweet, satisfying companionship] of the Lord have they who fear (revere and worship) Him, and He will show them His covenant and reveal to them its [deep, inner] meaning.

Proverbs 3:32

For the perverse are an abomination [extremely disgusting and detestable] to the Lord; but His confidential communion and secret counsel are with the [uncompromisingly] righteous (those who are upright and in right standing with Him).

Amos 3:7

Surely the Lord God will do nothing without revealing His secret to His servants the prophets.

Matthew 11:25

At that time Jesus began to say, I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth [and I acknowledge openly and joyfully to Your honor], that You have hidden these things from the wise and clever and learned, and revealed them to babies [to the childish, untaught, and unskilled].

Matthew 13:11

And He replied to them, To you it has been given to know the secrets and mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it has not been given.

Matthew 13:35

This was in fulfillment of what was spoken by the prophet: I will open My mouth in parables; I will utter things that have been hidden since the foundation of the world.

John 15:15

I do not call you servants (slaves) any longer, for the servant does not know what his master is doing (working out). But I have called you My friends, because I have made known to you everything that I have heard from My Father. [I have revealed to you everything that I have learned from Him.]

Romans 16:25-26

Now to Him Who is able to strengthen you in the faith which is in accordance with my Gospel and the preaching of (concerning) Jesus Christ (the Messiah), according to the revelation (the unveiling) of the mystery of the plan of redemption which was kept in silence and secret for long ages,

1 Corinthians 2:9-11

But, on the contrary, as the Scripture says, What eye has not seen and ear has not heard and has not entered into the heart of man, [all that] God has prepared (made and keeps ready) for those who love Him [ who hold Him in affectionate reverence, promptly obeying Him and gratefully recognizing the benefits He has bestowed].

1 Corinthians 2:16

For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.

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