O depth of riches, and wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!
Romans 11:33 Additional TranslationsVincent's Word Studies
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge. So both A.V. and Rev., making depth govern riches, and riches govern wisdom and knowledge. Others, more simply, make the three genitives coordinate, and all governed by depth: the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge. "Like a traveler who has reached the summit of an Alpine ascent, the apostle turns and contemplates. Depths are at his feet, but waves of light illumine them, and there spreads all around an immense horizon which his eye commands" (Godet). Compare the conclusion of ch. 8.
"Therefore into the justice sempiternal
The power of vision which your world receives
As eye into the ocean penetrates;
Which, though it see the bottom near the shore,
Upon the deep perceives it not, and yet
'Tis there, but it is hidden by the depth.
There is no light but comes from the serene
That never is o'ercast, nay, it is darkness
Or shadow of the flesh, or else its poison."
Dante, "Paradiso," xix. 59-62.
Compare also Sophocles:
"In words and deeds whose laws on high are set
Through heaven's clear ether spread,
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