Job 15:9

9 1What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that is not clear to us?

Job 15:9 Meaning and Commentary

Job 15:9

What knowest thou that we know not?
&c.] Which are pretty near the words of Job to his friends, ( Job 12:3 ) ( 13:2 ) ; and to the same sense is what follows:

[what] understandest thou which [is] not in us?
in our hearts, minds, and understanding; or among us, which one or other, or all of us, have not: yet all men have not knowledge alike; some that profess themselves to be wise, and to have a large share of knowledge, are fools; and such who think they know something extraordinary, and more than others, know nothing as they ought to know; and such who have gifts of real knowledge have them different one from another; even of the things known there is not a like degree of knowledge, and particularly in spiritual things; some are little children in understanding, some are young men and know more, and some are fathers, and know most of all; an equality in knowledge belongs to another state, to the latter day glory, when the watchmen shall see eye to eye, and all shall know the Lord, from the least to the greatest, and especially to the ultimate glory, when saints will know as they are known.

Job 15:9 In-Context

7 "Are you the first man who was born? Or were you brought forth before the hills?
8 Have you listened in the council of God? And do you limit wisdom to yourself?
9 What do you know that we do not know? What do you understand that is not clear to us?
10 Both the gray-haired and the aged are among us, older than your father.
11 Are the comforts of God too small for you, or the word that deals gently with you?

Cross References 1

  • 1. Job 12:3; Job 13:2
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