Job 42:2
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New International Version
"I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

New Living Translation
"I know that you can do anything, and no one can stop you.

English Standard Version
“I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be thwarted.

New American Standard Bible
"I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted.

King James Bible
I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withholden from thee.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I know that You can do anything and no plan of Yours can be thwarted.

International Standard Version
"I know that you can do anything and nothing that you plan is impossible.

NET Bible
"I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I know that you can do everything and that your plans are unstoppable.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I know that thou canst do every thing and that there is no thought hidden from thee.

King James 2000 Bible
I know that you can do everything, and that no thought can be withheld from you.

American King James Version
I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld from you.

American Standard Version
I know that thou canst do all things, And that no purpose of thine can be restrained.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I know that thou canst do all things, and no thought is hid from thee.

Darby Bible Translation
I know that thou canst do everything, and that thou canst be hindered in no thought of thine.

English Revised Version
I know that thou canst do all things, and that no purpose of thine can be restrained.

Webster's Bible Translation
I know that thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld from thee.

World English Bible
"I know that you can do all things, and that no purpose of yours can be restrained.

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast known that for all things Thou art able, And not withheld from Thee is any device:
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

42:1-6 Job was now sensible of his guilt; he would no longer speak in his own excuse; he abhorred himself as a sinner in heart and life, especially for murmuring against God, and took shame to himself. When the understanding is enlightened by the Spirit of grace, our knowledge of Divine things as far exceeds what we had before, as the sight of the eyes excels report and common fame. By the teachings of men, God reveals his Son to us; but by the teachings of his Spirit he reveals his Son in us, Ga 1:16, and changes us into the same image, 2Co 3:18. It concerns us to be deeply humbled for the sins of which we are convinced. Self-loathing is ever the companion of true repentance. The Lord will bring those whom he loveth, to adore him in self-abasement; while true grace will always lead them to confess their sins without self-justifying.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

I know that thou canst do every thing,.... As the works of creation, and the sustentation of them, show; so the Targum,

"thou sustainest all things,''

and can manage, every creature made by him, even such as were not tractable by men, such as behemoth and leviathan, the creatures last instanced in; and was able to abase and bring low the proud, which Job could not do; and could also save him by his right hand, and bring him out of his low estate in which he was, and raise him to great prosperity again, which Job always despaired of till now; and though he had a theoretical knowledge of the omnipotence of God before, see Job 9:4; yet not a practical experimental knowledge of it; at least not to such a degree as he now had, working upon his heart, bowing his will, and bringing him to a resignation to the will of God; he not only knew he could do all things, but that he had a right to do what he pleased; and that whatever he did he did well and wisely, and in a righteous manner, of which before he seemed to have some doubt. And that no thought can be withholden from thee; either no thought of men, good or bad, of God or of themselves, and so is an acknowledgment of the omniscience of God, and may be an appeal to that; that God, who knows the secrets of men's hearts, knew what thoughts Job now had of God; of the wisdom, righteousness, and goodness of God in the dispensations of his providence, different from what he had before; see John 21:17; or rather it may be understood of every thought of God's heart, of every secret purpose and wise counsel of his; which, as they are all well known to him, and cannot be withheld from having effect, or the performance of them hindered, Job now saw and was fully assured that all that had befallen him was according to the sovereign and inscrutable purposes of God, and according to the wise counsels of his will; he knew that not only God could do everything, but that he also did whatever he pleased.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. In the first clause he owns God to be omnipotent over nature, as contrasted with his own feebleness, which God had proved (Job 40:15; 41:34); in the second, that God is supremely just (which, in order to be governor of the world, He must needs be) in all His dealings, as contrasted with his own vileness (Job 42:6), and incompetence to deal with the wicked as a just judge (Job 40:8-14).

thought—"purpose," as in Job 17:11; but it is usually applied to evil devices (Job 21:27; Ps 10:2): the ambiguous word is designedly chosen to express that, while to Job's finite view, God's plans seem bad, to the All-wise One they continue unhindered in their development, and will at last be seen to be as good as they are infinitely wise. No evil can emanate from the Parent of good (Jas 1:13, 17); but it is His prerogative to overrule evil to good.

Job 42:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
Job Submits Himself to God
1Then Job answered the LORD and said, 2"I know that You can do all things, And that no purpose of Yours can be thwarted. 3'Who is this that hides counsel without knowledge?' "Therefore I have declared that which I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know."…
Cross References
Matthew 19:26
Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

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."

Job 25:2
"Dominion and awe belong to God; he establishes order in the heights of heaven.

Job 42:1
Then Job replied to the LORD:

Daniel 4:35
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?"
Treasury of Scripture

I know that you can do every thing, and that no thought can be withheld from you.

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

Isaiah 43:13 Yes, before the day was I am he; and there is none that can deliver …

Jeremiah 32:17 Ah Lord GOD! behold, you have made the heaven and the earth by your …

Matthew 19:26 But Jesus beheld them, and said to them, With men this is impossible; …

Mark 10:27 And Jesus looking on them said, With men it is impossible, but not …

Mark 14:36 And he said, Abba, Father, all things are possible to you; take away …

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

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Psalm 44:21 Shall not God search this out? for he knows the secrets of the heart.

Psalm 139:2 You know my sitting down and my rising up, you understand my thought afar off.

Jeremiah 17:10 I the LORD search the heart, I try the reins, even to give every …

Ezekiel 38:10 Thus said the Lord GOD; It shall also come to pass, that at the same …

John 2:24,25 But Jesus did not commit himself to them, because he knew all men…

John 21:17 He said to him the third time, Simon, son of Jonas, love you me? …

Hebrews 4:12,13 For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any …

can be withholden from thee. or, of thine can be hindered

Job 23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, …

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel …

Ecclesiastes 3:14 I know that, whatever God does, it shall be for ever: nothing can …

Isaiah 14:27 For the LORD of hosts has purposed, and who shall cancel it? and …

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the …

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and …

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance…

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