Job 12:14

14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; those he imprisons cannot be released.

Job 12:14 in Other Translations

KJV
14 Behold, he breaketh down, and it cannot be built again: he shutteth up a man, and there can be no opening.
ESV
14 If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he shuts a man in, none can open.
NLT
14 What he destroys cannot be rebuilt. When he puts someone in prison, there is no escape.
MSG
14 If he tears something down, it's down for good; if he locks people up, they're locked up for good.
CSB
14 Whatever He tears down cannot be rebuilt; whoever He imprisons cannot be released.

Job 12:14 In-Context

12 Is not wisdom found among the aged? Does not long life bring understanding?
13 “To God belong wisdom and power; counsel and understanding are his.
14 What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; those he imprisons cannot be released.
15 If he holds back the waters, there is drought; if he lets them loose, they devastate the land.
16 To him belong strength and insight; both deceived and deceiver are his.

Cross References 3

  • 1. Job 16:9; Job 19:10
  • 2. Deuteronomy 13:16; Job 37:7; Psalms 127:1; Isaiah 24:20; Isaiah 25:2; Ezekiel 26:14
  • 3. S Job 9:3; Isaiah 22:22; Revelation 3:7
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