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Book of Job Friendship Quotes Page 1 Theme

How we cite the quotes: (Chapter:Verse)

Quote #1

Then Job answered:
'No doubt you are the people,
and wisdom will die with you.
But I have understanding as well as you;
I am not inferior to you.
Who does not know such things as these? (NRSV 12:1-3)

And Job answered and said,
No doubt but ye are the people, and wisdom shall die with you.
But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yea, who knoweth not such things as these? (KJV 12:1-3)

Are the four friends actually equals, or is that perception relative? Either way, things sure are getting venomous.

Quote #2

'As for you, you whitewash with lies;
all of you are worthless physicians.
If you would only keep silent,
that would be your wisdom!' (NRSV 13:4-5)

But ye are forgers of lies, ye are all physicians of no value.
O that ye would altogether hold your peace! and it should be your wisdom. (KJV 13:4-5)

Apparently we have just tuned in to Real Israelites: Job Edition. Job is throwing down.

Quote #3

'I have heard many such things;
miserable comforters are you all.' (NRSV 16:2)

I have heard many such things: miserable comforters are ye all. (KJV 16:2)

Somebody woke up on the wrong side of the bed this morning. Would you call Job's friends comforters or debate partners? What's the point of all the back-and-forth anyway?

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