Jeremiah 32:17
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New International Version
"Ah, Sovereign LORD, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

New Living Translation
"O Sovereign LORD! You made the heavens and earth by your strong hand and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you!

English Standard Version
‘Ah, Lord GOD! It is you who have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm! Nothing is too hard for you.

New American Standard Bible
'Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You,

King James Bible
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Oh, Lord GOD! You Yourself made the heavens and earth by Your great power and with Your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for You!

International Standard Version
LORD! Look, you made the heavens and the earth with your great power and your outstretched arm. Nothing is too difficult for you!

NET Bible
Oh, Lord GOD, you did indeed make heaven and earth by your mighty power and great strength. Nothing is too hard for you!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
'Almighty LORD, you made heaven and earth by your great strength and powerful arm. Nothing is too hard for you.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing hidden from thee;

King James 2000 Bible
Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and outstretched arm, and there is nothing too hard for you:

American King James Version
Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for you:

American Standard Version
Ah Lord Jehovah! behold, thou hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power and by thine outstretched arm; there is nothing too hard for thee,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Alas, alas, alas, 0 Lord God, behold thou hast made heaven and earth by thy great power, and thy stretched out arm: no word shall be hard to thee:

Darby Bible Translation
Alas, Lord Jehovah! Behold, thou hast made the heavens and the earth by thy great power and stretched-out arm; there is nothing too hard for thee:

English Revised Version
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and by thy stretched out arm; there is nothing too hard for thee:

Webster's Bible Translation
Ah Lord GOD! behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and out-stretched arm, and there is nothing too hard for thee:

World English Bible
Ah Lord Yahweh! Behold, you have made the heavens and the earth by your great power and by your outstretched arm; there is nothing too hard for you,

Young's Literal Translation
'Ah, Lord Jehovah, lo, Thou hast made the heavens and the earth by Thy great power, and by Thy stretched-out arm; there is nothing too wonderful for Thee:
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

32:16-25 Jeremiah adores the Lord and his infinite perfections. When at any time we are perplexed about the methods of Providence, it is good for us to look to first principles. Let us consider that God is the fountain of all being, power, and life; that with him no difficulty is such as cannot be overcome; that he is a God of boundless mercy; that he is a God of strict justice; and that he directs every thing for the best. Jeremiah owns that God was righteous in causing evil to come upon them. Whatever trouble we are in, personal or public, we may comfort ourselves that the Lord sees it, and knows how to remedy it. We must not dispute God's will, but we may seek to know what it means.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 17. - Ah, Lord God! rather, Alas! O Lord Jehovah (as Jeremiah 1:6). Too hard for thee. It is the word usually rendered "wonderful," but rather indicating that thing or person lies outside the common order (comp. Genesis 18:14).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Ah Lord God!.... Which the Vulgate Latin version repeats three times, "Ah, ah, ah", as being greatly distressed with the trouble that was coming upon his people; and, it may be, not without some doubts and temptations about their deliverance; or, at least, was pressed in his mind with the difficulties and objections started by the Jews that were with him in the court:

behold, thou hast made the heaven and the earth by thy great power and stretched out arm; with great propriety is the making of the heaven and the earth ascribed to the mighty power of God; for nothing short of almighty power could have produced such a stupendous work as the heavens, with all the host of them, sun, moon, and stars, the terraqueous globe, the earth and sea, with all that in them are; and all this produced out of nothing, by the sole command and word of God: and with great pertinency does the prophet begin his prayer with such a description of God; both to encourage and strengthen his faith in him touching the fulfilment of the above prophecy, and to stop the mouths of the Jews, who objected the impossibility of it: wherefore it follows,

and there is nothing too hard for thee; or "hidden from thee" (z); so the Targum; which his wisdom and knowledge did not reach, or his power could not effect: or which is "too wonderful for thee" (a); there is nothing that has so much of the wonderful in it, as to be above the compass of his understanding, and out of the reach of his power, as such things be, which are beyond the power and skill of men; but there is no such thing with God, whose understanding is unsearchable, and his power irresistible; with him nothing is impossible; and who can think there is that observes that the heaven and earth are made by him?

(z) "non est absconditum a te quicquam", Pagninus; "non potest occultari tibi ulla res", Junius & Tremellius. (a) "Non mirabile est prae te ullun verbum", Schmidt; "non est ulla res abscondita a te, sive mirabile", Calvin; "non mirificabitur a te ullum verbum", Montanus.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

17. hast made … heaven—Jeremiah extols God's creative power, as a ground of humility on his part as man: It is not my part to call Thee, the mighty God, to account for Thy ways (compare Jer 12:1).

too hard—In Jer 32:27 God's reply exactly accords with Jeremiah's prayer (Ge 18:14; Zec 8:6; Lu 1:37).

Jeremiah 32:17 Additional Commentaries
Context
Jeremiah's Prayer
16"After I had given the deed of purchase to Baruch the son of Neriah, then I prayed to the LORD, saying, 17'Ah Lord GOD! Behold, You have made the heavens and the earth by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm! Nothing is too difficult for You, 18who shows lovingkindness to thousands, but repays the iniquity of fathers into the bosom of their children after them, O great and mighty God. The LORD of hosts is His name;…
Cross References
Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Mark 10:27
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God."

Luke 1:37
For no word from God will ever fail."

Luke 18:27
Jesus replied, "What is impossible with man is possible with God."

Genesis 18:14
Is anything too hard for the LORD? I will return to you at the appointed time next year, and Sarah will have a son."

2 Kings 3:18
This is an easy thing in the eyes of the LORD; he will also deliver Moab into your hands.

2 Kings 19:15
And Hezekiah prayed to the LORD: "LORD, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have made heaven and earth.

Psalm 102:25
In the beginning you laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of your hands.

Psalm 136:12
with a mighty hand and outstretched arm; His love endures forever.

Isaiah 40:26
Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all these? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name. Because of his great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing.

Isaiah 59:1
Surely the arm of the LORD is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear.

Jeremiah 1:6
"Alas, Sovereign LORD," I said, "I do not know how to speak; I am too young."

Jeremiah 4:10
Then I said, "Alas, Sovereign LORD! How completely you have deceived this people and Jerusalem by saying, 'You will have peace,' when the sword is at our throats!"

Jeremiah 21:2
"Inquire now of the LORD for us because Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon is attacking us. Perhaps the LORD will perform wonders for us as in times past so that he will withdraw from us."

Jeremiah 27:5
With my great power and outstretched arm I made the earth and its people and the animals that are on it, and I give it to anyone I please.

Jeremiah 32:27
"I am the LORD, the God of all mankind. Is anything too hard for me?

Jeremiah 33:3
Call to me and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.'

Jeremiah 51:15
"He made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.

Daniel 6:20
When he came near the den, he called to Daniel in an anguished voice, "Daniel, servant of the living God, has your God, whom you serve continually, been able to rescue you from the lions?"

Zechariah 8:6
This is what the LORD Almighty says: "It may seem marvelous to the remnant of this people at that time, but will it seem marvelous to me?" declares the LORD Almighty.
Treasury of Scripture

Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your great power and stretched out arm, and there is nothing too hard for you:

Ah.

Jeremiah 1:6 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, I cannot speak: for I am a child.

Jeremiah 4:10 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! surely you have greatly deceived this …

Jeremiah 14:13 Then said I, Ah, Lord GOD! behold, the prophets say to them, You …

Ezekiel 9:8 And it came to pass, while they were slaying them, and I was left, …

Ezekiel 11:13 And it came to pass, when I prophesied, that Pelatiah the son of …

thou.

Jeremiah 10:11,12 Thus shall you say to them, The gods that have not made the heavens …

Jeremiah 27:5 I have made the earth, the man and the beast that are on the ground, …

Jeremiah 51:15,19 He has made the earth by his power, he has established the world …

Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

Exodus 20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all …

2 Kings 19:15 And Hezekiah prayed before the LORD, and said, O LORD God of Israel, …

Nehemiah 9:6 You, even you, are LORD alone; you have made heaven, the heaven of …

Psalm 102:25 Of old have you laid the foundation of the earth: and the heavens …

Psalm 136:5-9 To him that by wisdom made the heavens: for his mercy endures for ever…

Psalm 146:5,6 Happy is he that has the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is …

Isaiah 40:26-28 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, …

Isaiah 41:5 The isles saw it, and feared; the ends of the earth were afraid, …

Isaiah 44:24 Thus said the LORD, your redeemer, and he that formed you from the …

Isaiah 45:12 I have made the earth, and created man on it: I, even my hands, have …

Isaiah 48:12,13 Listen to me, O Jacob and Israel, my called; I am he; I am the first, …

Zechariah 12:1 The burden of the word of the LORD for Israel, said the LORD, which …

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the …

Acts 7:49,50 Heaven is my throne, and earth is my footstool: what house will you …

Acts 14:15 And saying, Sirs, why do you these things? We also are men of like …

Acts 17:24 God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is …

Colossians 1:15,16 Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature…

Hebrews 1:2,3,10-12 Has in these last days spoken to us by his Son, whom he has appointed …

Revelation 4:11 You are worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for …

there.

Jeremiah 32:27 Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for me?

Genesis 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will …

Job 42:2 I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld …

Luke 1:37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.

Luke 18:27 And he said, The things which are impossible with men are possible with God.

to hard for thee. or, hid from thee.

Isaiah 46:9,10 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none …

Daniel 2:22 He reveals the deep and secret things: he knows what is in the darkness, …

Acts 15:18 Known to God are all his works from the beginning of the world.

Ephesians 3:9-11 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which …

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