Book of Job
Book of Job Friendship Quotes
How we cite our quotes:
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.
'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.
'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?