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Job 12:8

8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.

Read Job 12:8 Using Other Translations

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
or the bushes of the earth, and they will teach you; and the fish of the sea will declare to you.
Speak to the earth, and it will instruct you. Let the fish in the sea speak to you.

What does Job 12:8 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 12:8

Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee
Or ask "a sprig of the earth" F14, any shrub, or tree, or whatsoever grows out of it, and they will all unite in this doctrine, that they are raised and preserved by the power of God, and are so many instances of his wisdom, power, and goodness:

and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee;
as mute as they are, they will proclaim this truth, that God is the mighty Maker and wise Disposer of them.


FOOTNOTES:

F14 (Ural xyv) "virgultum terrae", Pagninus, Schmidt; so Drusius and Michaelis.
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