Parallel Verses

Amplified

[God] is wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has [ever] hardened himself against Him and prospered or even been safe?

New American Standard Bible

"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?

King James Version

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?

Holman Bible

God is wise and all-powerful.
Who has opposed Him and come out unharmed?

International Standard Version

He is wise in heart and strong in will who can be stubborn against him and succeed?

A Conservative Version

[He is] wise in heart, and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?

American Standard Version

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: Who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered?-

Bible in Basic English

He is wise in heart and great in strength: who ever made his face hard against him, and any good came of it?

Darby Translation

He is wise in heart and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and had peace?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

He is wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has hardened himself against him and remained in peace?

Julia Smith Translation

Wise of heart and strong of power: who was hard before him and shall be requited?

King James 2000

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?

Lexham Expanded Bible

[He is] wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has resisted him and succeeded?

Modern King James verseion

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and been blessed;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

He is wise of heart, and mighty in strength. Who ever prospered that took part against him?

NET Bible

He is wise in heart and mighty in strength -- who has resisted him and remained safe?

New Heart English Bible

God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?

The Emphasized Bible

Wise in heart, and alert in vigour, What man hath hardened himself against him, and prospered!

Webster

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?

World English Bible

God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?

Youngs Literal Translation

Wise in heart and strong in power -- Who hath hardened toward Him and is at peace?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
He is wise
חכם 
Chakam 
Usage: 137

in heart
לבב 
Lebab 
Usage: 251

and mighty
אמּץ אמּיץ 
'ammiyts 
Usage: 6

כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

קשׁה 
Qashah 
Usage: 28

Context Readings

Job's Third Speech: A Response To Bildad

3 If one should want to contend with Him, he cannot answer one [of His questions] in a thousand. 4 [God] is wise in heart and mighty in strength; who has [ever] hardened himself against Him and prospered or even been safe? 5 [God] Who removes the mountains, and they know it not when He overturns them in His anger;


Cross References

Job 36:5

Behold! God is mighty, and yet despises no one nor regards anything as trivial; He is mighty in power of understanding and heart.

Job 9:19

If I speak of strength, behold, He is mighty! And if of justice, Who, says He, will summon Me?

Proverbs 29:1

He who, being often reproved, hardens his neck shall suddenly be destroyed -- "and that without remedy.

Exodus 9:14-17

For this time I will send all My plagues upon your heart and upon your servants and your people, that you may recognize and know that there is none like Me in all the earth.

Exodus 14:17-18

And I, behold, I will harden (make stubborn and strong) the hearts of the Egyptians, and they shall go [into the sea] after them; and I will gain honor over Pharaoh and all his host, his chariots, and horsemen.

2 Chronicles 13:12

Behold, God Himself is with us at our head, and His priests with their battle trumpets to sound an alarm against you. O Israelites, fight not against the Lord, the God of your fathers, for you cannot prosper.

Job 6:10

Then would I still have consolation -- "yes, I would leap [for joy] amid unsparing pain [though I shrink from it] -- "that I have not concealed or denied the words of the Holy One!

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 12:13

But [only] with [God] are [perfect] wisdom and might; He [alone] has [true] counsel and understanding.

Job 15:23-27

He wanders abroad for food, saying, Where is it? He knows that the day of darkness and destruction is already close upon him.

Job 40:9

Have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like His?

Psalm 104:24

O Lord, how many and varied are Your works! In wisdom have You made them all; the earth is full of Your riches and Your creatures.

Psalm 136:5

To Him Who by wisdom and understanding made the heavens, for His mercy and loving-kindness endure forever;

Proverbs 28:14

Blessed (happy, fortunate, and to be envied) is the man who reverently and worshipfully fears [the Lord] at all times [regardless of circumstances], but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.

Daniel 2:20

Daniel answered, Blessed be the name of God forever and ever! For wisdom and might are His!

Daniel 4:34-37

And at the end of the days [seven years], I, Nebuchadnezzar, lifted up my eyes to heaven, and my understanding and the right use of my mind returned to me; and I blessed the Most High [God] and I praised and honored and glorified Him Who lives forever, Whose dominion is an everlasting dominion; and His kingdom endures from generation to generation.

Daniel 5:20-30

But when his heart was lifted up and his mind and spirit were hardened so that he dealt proudly, he was deposed from his kingly throne and his glory was taken from him;

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God! How unfathomable (inscrutable, unsearchable) are His judgments (His decisions)! And how untraceable (mysterious, undiscoverable) are His ways (His methods, His paths)!

1 Corinthians 10:22

Shall we thus provoke the Lord to jealousy and anger and indignation? Are we stronger than He [that we should defy Him]?

Ephesians 1:8

Which He lavished upon us in every kind of wisdom and understanding (practical insight and prudence),

Ephesians 1:19

And [so that you can know and understand] what is the immeasurable and unlimited and surpassing greatness of His power in and for us who believe, as demonstrated in the working of His mighty strength,

Ephesians 3:10

[The purpose is] that through the church the complicated, many-sided wisdom of God in all its infinite variety and innumerable aspects might now be made known to the angelic rulers and authorities (principalities and powers) in the heavenly sphere.

Ephesians 3:20

Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams] -- "

Jude 1:24-25

Now to Him Who is able to keep you without stumbling or slipping or falling, and to present [you] unblemished (blameless and faultless) before the presence of His glory in triumphant joy and exultation [with unspeakable, ecstatic delight] -- "

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