American Standard Version
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: Who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered?-
King James Bible
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
Darby Bible Translation
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and had peace?
World English Bible
God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?
Young's Literal Translation
Wise in heart and strong in power -- Who hath hardened toward Him and is at peace?
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Turning to my text, let me say, that as one is startled by a shriek, or saddened by a groan, so these sharp utterances of Job astonish us at first, and then awake our pity. How much are we troubled with brotherly compassion as we read the words,--"If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me!" The sense of misery couched in this passage baffles description. Yet this is but one of a series, in which sentence …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 32: 1886
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2 Chronicles 13:12
And, behold, God is with us at our head, and his priests with the trumpets of alarm to sound an alarm against you. O children of Israel, fight ye not against Jehovah, the God of your fathers; for ye shall not prosper.
If we speak of strength, lo, he is mighty! And if of justice, Who,'saith he , will summon me?
And that he would show thee the secrets of wisdom! For he is manifold in understanding. Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.
With God is wisdom and might; He hath counsel and understanding.
Would he contend with me in the greatness of his power? Nay; but he would give heed unto me.
Yet God preserveth the mighty by his power: He riseth up that hath no assurance of life.
Dominion and fear are with him; He maketh peace in his high places.
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