Job 12:6 New International Version

a) The tents of marauders are undisturbed, b) and those who provoke God are secure-- c) those God has in his hand.

English Standard Version

The tents of robbers are at peace, and those who provoke God are secure, who bring their god in their hand.

New King James Version

The tents of robbers prosper, And those who provoke God are secure— In what God provides by His hand.

Does אֱל֣וֹהַּ refers to the LORD?

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    Job 12:9 answers this. Commented Feb 8, 2021 at 15:52
  • YLT : He into whose hand God hath brought. Greens Literal : ...to whomever God brings into his hand.
    – Nigel J
    Commented Feb 8, 2021 at 20:25

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Eloah אֱ֜ל֗וֹהַּ refers to the אֲדֹנֵ֣י הָֽאֲדֹנִ֑ים LORD [of] Lords.

In Job 12:6 the phrase " לַֽאֲשֶׁ֚ר הֵבִ֖יא אֱל֣וֹהַּ בְּיָדֽוֹ " translated into English = "to-whomever God brought [it] with-His-hand".

  • Just like Job 33:12 " כִּֽי־יִרְבֶּ֥ה אֱ֜ל֗וֹהַּ מֵֽאֱנֽוֹשׁ " translates in English to " for God exceeds man ".

How do we know Eloah אֱ֜ל֗וֹהַּ refers to יְ֝הוָה the LORD? Because we read Job 12 completely to learn in Job 12:9 : "Who among all these does not know that the hand of YHVH has done this?" ( מִ֭י לֹא־יָדַ֣ע בְּכָל־אֵ֑לֶּה כִּ֥י יַד־יְ֝הוָה עָ֣שְׂתָה זֹּֽאת )

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