Job 36:23

“Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Job 36:23

Who hath inioyned him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquitie?
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Who has appointed Him His way, And who has said, 'You have done wrong'?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Who hath enjoined him his way? Or who can say, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?
- American Standard Version (1901)

Who ever gave orders to him, or said to him, You have done wrong?
- Basic English Bible

Who hath appointed him his way? or who hath said, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?
- Darby Bible

Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?
- Webster's Bible

Who has prescribed his way for him? Or who can say, 'You have committed unrighteousness?'
- World English Bible

Who hath appointed unto Him his way? And who said, `Thou hast done iniquity?'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Who hath enjoined Him His way? Or who hath said: 'Thou hast wrought unrighteousness'?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Job 36:23

Wesley's Notes for Job 36:23


36:21 Chosen - Thou hast chosen rather to quarrel with God, and censure his judgments, than quietly to submit to them.

36:22 Behold - God is omnipotent; and therefore can, either punish thee far worse, or deliver thee, if thou dost repent. He is also infinitely wise; and as none can work like him, so none can teach like him. Therefore do not presume to teach him how to govern the world. None teacheth with such authority and convincing evidence, with such condescension and compassion, with such power and efficacy as God doth, he teaches by the bible, and that is the best book; by his son, and he is the best master.

36:24 Remember - Call to mind this thy duty. Magnify - Every work which he doth; do not condemn any of his providential works, but adore them as done with admirable wisdom, and justice. Behold - With admiration and astonishment.

36:25 It - The power, and wisdom, and greatness of God are so manifest in all his works, that all who are not stupid, must see and acknowledge it. Afar off - The works of God are so great and conspicuous, that they may be seen at a great distance. Hence Elihu proceeds to give some instances, in the works of nature and common providence. His general aim is to shew, That God is the first cause and supreme director of all the creatures; whom therefore we ought with all humility and reverence to adore, That it is presumption in us to prescribe to him in his special providence toward men, when the operations even of common providence about the meteors, are so mysterious and unaccountable.


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