Job 15:9

9 What do you know that we don't know? What insights do you have that we've missed?

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 Do you think you're the first person to have to deal with these things? Have you been around as long as the hills?
8 Were you listening in when God planned all this? Do you think you're the only one who knows anything?
9 What do you know that we don't know? What insights do you have that we've missed?
10 Gray beards and white hair back us up - old folks who've been around a lot longer than you.
11 Are God's promises not enough for you, spoken so gently and tenderly?
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved.