Job 12:23
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New International Version
He makes nations great, and destroys them; he enlarges nations, and disperses them.


New American Standard Bible
"He makes the nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges the nations, then leads them away.


King James Bible
He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them again.


Holman Christian Standard Bible
He makes nations great, then destroys them; He enlarges nations, then leads them away.


International Standard Version
He makes nations great, and then destroys them; he enlarges nations, but then sends them away to captivity.


American Standard Version
He increaseth the nations, and he destroyeth them: He enlargeth the nations, and he leadeth them captive.


Douay-Rheims Bible
He multiplieth nations, and destroyeth them, and restoreth them again after they were overthrown.


Darby Bible Translation
He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them; he spreadeth out the nations, and bringeth them in;


Young's Literal Translation
Magnifying the nations, and He destroyeth them, Spreading out the nations, and He quieteth them.
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Context
Job's Response to Zophar

1And Job answered and said, 2No doubt but you are the people, and wisdom shall die with you. 3But I have understanding as well as you; I am not inferior to you: yes, who knows not such things as these? 4I am as one mocked of his neighbor, who calls on God, and he answers him: the just upright man is laughed to scorn. 5He that is ready to slip with his feet is as a lamp despised in the thought of him that is at ease. 6The tabernacles of robbers prosper, and they that provoke God are secure; into whose hand God brings abundantly. 7But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach you; and the fowls of the air, and they shall tell you: 8Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you: and the fishes of the sea shall declare to you. 9Who knows not in all these that the hand of the LORD has worked this? 10In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, and the breath of all mankind. 11Does not the ear try words? and the mouth taste his meat? 12With the ancient is wisdom; and in length of days understanding. 13With him is wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding. 14Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up a man, and there can be no opening. 15Behold, he withholds the waters, and they dry up: also he sends them out, and they overturn the earth. 16With him is strength and wisdom: the deceived and the deceiver are his. 17He leads counsellors away spoiled, and makes the judges fools. 18He looses the bond of kings, and girds their loins with a girdle. 19He leads princes away spoiled, and overthrows the mighty. 20He removes away the speech of the trusty, and takes away the understanding of the aged. 21He pours contempt on princes, and weakens the strength of the mighty. 22He discovers deep things out of darkness, and brings out to light the shadow of death. 23He increases the nations, and destroys them: he enlarges the nations, and straitens them again. 24He takes away the heart of the chief of the people of the earth, and causes them to wander in a wilderness where there is no way. 25They grope in the dark without light, and he makes them to stagger like a drunken man.
Cross References
Acts 17:26
And has made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;


Isaiah 9:3
You have multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before you according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.


Isaiah 26:15
You have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation: you are glorified: you had removed it far to all the ends of the earth.


Treasury of Scripture

He increases the nations, and destroys them: he enlarges the nations, and straitens them again.

increaseth

Exodus 1:7,20 And the children of Israel were fruitful, and increased abundantly, and multiplied, and waxed exceeding mighty...

Psalm 107:38 He blesses them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffers not their cattle to decrease.

Isaiah 9:3 You have multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joy before you according to the joy in harvest...

Isaiah 26:15 You have increased the nation, O LORD, you have increased the nation: you are glorified...

Isaiah 27:6 He shall cause them that come of Jacob to take root: Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit.

Isaiah 51:2 Look to Abraham your father, and to Sarah that bore you: for I called him alone, and blessed him, and increased him.

Isaiah 60:22 A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation: I the LORD will hasten it in his time.

Jeremiah 30:19 And out of them shall proceed thanksgiving and the voice of them that make merry: and I will multiply them, and they shall not be few...

Jeremiah 33:22 As the host of heaven cannot be numbered, neither the sand of the sea measured: so will I multiply the seed of David my servant...

Zechariah 10:8 I will hiss for them, and gather them; for I have redeemed them: and they shall increase as they have increased.

straiteneth them again. Heb. leadeth in

Strong's Concordance
He increaseth the nations, and destroyeth them: he enlargeth the nations, and straiteneth them [again].
Topical Bible
Bringeth Captive Destroyeth Destroys Destruction Disperses Enlarges Enlargeth Giving Increases Increaseth Increasing Lands Leadeth Leads Magnifying Makes Making Nations Peoples Quieteth Sending Spreadeth Spreading Straiteneth Wide
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Job Chapter 12 Verse 23

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OT Poetry: Job 12:23 He increases the nations and he destroys (Jb)
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