As many of you know, we’ve been going through Job with the students in my youth ministry over the past month(give or take a week). Today I ran across Job 12.2, and I love the ESV’s translation.
No doubt you are the people,
and wisdom will die with you.
-Job in his response to Zophar’s first speech
Absolutely brilliant. I have this mental image of Job, in an ash heap, looking sidelong at his friends and half-mumbling this line. The author of Job was an absolutely amazing poet. The Hebrew is just as, if not more, humorous and sarcastic:
אמנם כי אתם־עם ועמכם תמות חכמה׃