Who has understood the mind of the LORD, or instructed him as his counsellor?
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has informed Him?
Who is able to advise the Spirit of the LORD? Who knows enough to be his teacher or counselor?
Who could ever have told GOD what to do or taught him his business?
By whom has the spirit of the Lord been guided, or who has been his teacher?
Who has directed the spirit of the LORD, or as his counselor has instructed him?
Who has directed the Spirit of the LORD, Or as His counselor has taught Him?
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1 tn Perhaps the verb is used metonymically here in the sense of “advises” (note the following line).
2 tn In this context רוּחַ (ruakh) likely refers to the Lord’s “mind,” or mental faculties, rather than his personal Spirit (see BDB 925 s.v.).
3 tn Heb “or [as] the man of his counsel causes him to know?”