Job 11:8

It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 11:8

It is as high as heauen, what canst thou doe? deeper then hell, what canst thou know?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"{They are} high as the heavens, what can you do? Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know?
- American Standard Version (1901)

They are higher than heaven; what is there for you to do? deeper than the underworld, and outside your knowledge;
- Basic English Bible

[It is as] the heights of heaven; what wilt thou do? deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know?
- Darby Bible

It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?
- Webster's Bible

They are high as heaven. What can you do? They are deeper than Sheol. What can you know?
- World English Bible

Heights of the heavens! -- what dost thou? Deeper than Sheol! -- what knowest thou?
- Youngs Literal Bible

It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than the nether-world; what canst thou know?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 11:8

Wesley's Notes for Job 11:8


11:6 Secrets - The unsearchable depths of God's wisdom in dealing with his creatures. Double - That they are far greater (the word double being used indefinitely for manifold, or plentiful) than that which is manifested. The secret wisdom of God is infinitely greater than that which is revealed to us by his word or works: the greatest part of what is known of God, is the least part of those perfections that are in him. And therefore thou dost rashly in judging so harshly of his proceedings with thee, because thou dost not comprehend the reasons of them, and in judging thyself innocent, because thou dost not see thy sins; whereas the all - knowing God sees innumerable sins in thee, for which he may utterly destroy thee.

11:7 Find out - Discover all the depths of his wisdom, and the reasons of his actions?

11:10 Cut off - A person or family. Shut - Its a prison, or in the hands of an enemy. Gather - Whether it pleaseth God to scatter a family, or to gather them together from their dispersions. Hinder - Or, who can contradict him, charge him with injustice in such proceedings?


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