Job 12:9

9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?

Job 12:9 in Other Translations

KJV
9 Who knoweth not in all these that the hand of the LORD hath wrought this?
ESV
9 Who among all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
NLT
9 For they all know that my disaster has come from the hand of the LORD .
MSG
9 Isn't it clear that they all know and agree that God is sovereign, that he holds all things in his hand -
CSB
9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the Lord has done this?

Job 12:9 Meaning and Commentary

Job 12:9

Who knoweth not in all these
Or "by" or "from all these"


FOOTNOTES:

F15 creatures; what man is there so stupid and senseless, that does not discern, or cannot learn, even from irrational creatures, the above things, even what Zophar had discoursed concerning God and his perfections, his power, wisdom and providence? for, by the things that are made, the invisible things of God are clearly seen and understood, even his eternal power and Godhead, ( Romans 1:20 ) ; particularly it may be known by these, and who is it that does not know thereby,

that the hand of the Lord hath wrought this?
made this visible world, and all things in it, to which Job then pointed as it were with his finger, meaning the heavens, earth, and sea, and all that in them are, which were all created by him: hence he is called the Former and Maker of all things; and which are all the works of his hand, that is, of his power, which is meant by his hand, that being the instrument of action. This is the only place where the word "Jehovah" is used in this book by the disputants.


F15 (hla lkb) "ex omnibus istis", Junius & Tremellius, Piscator, Schmidt, Schultens, Michaelis; "per omnia haec", Cocceius; so Broughton.

Job 12:9 In-Context

7 “But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
8 or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.
9 Which of all these does not know that the hand of the LORD has done this?
10 In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.
11 Does not the ear test words as the tongue tastes food?

Cross References 2

  • 1. Isaiah 1:3
  • 2. S Job 9:24; Isaiah 41:20