Job 21:22

“Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he iudgeth those that are high.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Can anyone teach God knowledge, In that He judges those on high?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Shall any teach God knowledge, Seeing he judgeth those that are high?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Is anyone able to give teaching to God? for he is the judge of those who are on high.
- Basic English Bible

Can any teach God knowledge? And he it is that judgeth those that are high.
- Darby Bible

Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.
- Webster's Bible

Shall any teach God knowledge, since he judges those who are high?
- World English Bible

To God doth [one] teach knowledge, And He the high doth judge?
- Youngs Literal Bible

Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing it is He that judgeth those that are high.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 21:22


21:22 Teach - How to govern the world? For so you do, while you tell him that he must not afflict the godly, nor give the wicked prosperity. That he must invariably punish the wicked, and reward the righteous in this world. No: he will act as sovereign, and with great variety in his providential dispensations. High - The highest persons, on earth, he exactly knows them, and gives sentence concerning them, as he sees fit.


Discussion for Job 21

  • Mary O.
    Verse 15 is interesting to me because I have e mailed to many brothers and sisters and only 2 have responded. However this is my answer to this question We should serve Him because He is our CREATOR and the second question, Nothing, GOD does not owe us not one thing, it is us that owes HIM, for our Life and Salvation,to have GOD in our lives is an Honor and a Pleasure to serve and worship HIM.. I would like to know what others think of this question
  • Hubert Dennis Dunyo for verse 28
    The dwelling place of good noble person is like paradise but that of the wicked is or becomes a desolate place!
  • Marti Smith for verse 15
    My interpretation:
    To serve God is to serve Him in goodness, order and discipline, love peace and unity in order to receive from Him, wisdom, knowledge and understanding, protection, good health and prosperity, but above all, for God to leave with us His LOVE. For without love, we are nothing and we will have nothing. For those who have, say thank you, for you are in a period of Grace. God can and will step back if we abuse what He gives us.

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