Job 9:5
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New International Version
He moves mountains without their knowing it and overturns them in his anger.

New Living Translation
"Without warning, he moves the mountains, overturning them in his anger.

English Standard Version
he who removes mountains, and they know it not, when he overturns them in his anger,

New American Standard Bible
"It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger;

King James Bible
Which removeth the mountains, and they know not: which overturneth them in his anger.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He removes mountains without their knowledge, overturning them in His anger.

International Standard Version
"He removes mountains without their knowledge, overthrowing them in his anger.

NET Bible
He who removes mountains suddenly, who overturns them in his anger;

New Heart English Bible
He removes the mountains, and they do not know it, when he overturns them in his anger.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He moves mountains without their knowing it, and he topples them in his anger.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Who removeth the mountains, and they know it not, When He overturneth them in His anger.

New American Standard 1977
It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how,
            When He overturns them in His anger;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Who uproots the mountains in his anger, and they know not who overturned them.

King James 2000 Bible
Who removes the mountains, and they know not: who overturns them in his anger.

American King James Version
Which removes the mountains, and they know not: which overturns them in his anger.

American Standard Version
Him that removeth the mountains, and they know it not, When he overturneth them in his anger;

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who hath removed mountains, and they whom he overthrew in his wrath, knew it not.

Darby Bible Translation
Who removeth mountains, and they know it not, when he overturneth them in his anger;

English Revised Version
Which removeth the mountains, and they know it not, when he overturneth them in his anger.

Webster's Bible Translation
Who removeth the mountains, and they know not: who overturneth them in his anger.

World English Bible
He removes the mountains, and they don't know it, when he overturns them in his anger.

Young's Literal Translation
Who is removing mountains, And they have not known, Who hath overturned them in His anger.
Study Bible
Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man
4"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm? 5"It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger; 6Who shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble;…
Cross References
Job 26:6
"Naked is Sheol before Him, And Abaddon has no covering.

Job 28:9
"He puts his hand on the flint; He overturns the mountains at the base.

Job 34:25
"Therefore He knows their works, And He overthrows them in the night, And they are crushed.

Job 41:11
"Who has given to Me that I should repay him? Whatever is under the whole heaven is Mine.
Treasury of Scripture

Which removes the mountains, and they know not: which overturns them in his anger.

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Job 28:9 He puts forth his hand on the rock; he overturns the mountains by the roots.

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Psalm 68:8 The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: …

Psalm 114:6 You mountains, that you skipped like rams; and you little hills, like lambs?

Isaiah 40:12 Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted …

Habakkuk 3:6,10 He stood, and measured the earth: he beheld, and drove asunder the …

Zechariah 4:7 Who are you, O great mountain? before Zerubbabel you shall become …

Matthew 21:21 Jesus answered and said to them, Truly I say to you, If you have …

1 Corinthians 13:2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, …

Revelation 6:14 And the heaven departed as a scroll when it is rolled together; and …

Revelation 11:13 And the same hour was there a great earthquake, and the tenth part …

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Zechariah 14:4,5 And his feet shall stand in that day on the mount of Olives, which …

Matthew 27:51 And, behold, the veil of the temple was rent in two from the top …

Luke 21:11 And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences…

Revelation 16:18-20 And there were voices, and thunders, and lightning; and there was …

Verses 5-13. - A magnificent description of the might and majesty of God, transcending anything in the Psalms, and comparable to the grandest passages of Isaiah (see especially Isaiah 40:21-24; Isaiah 43:15-20). Verse 5. - Which removeth the mountains, and they know not; which overturneth them in his anger. Earthquakes are common in all the countries adjoining Syria and Palestine, and must always have been among the most striking manifestations of God's power. There are several allusions to them in the Psalms (Psalm 8:8, 104:32). and historical mention of them in Numbers 16:32; 1 Kings 19:1; Amos 1:1; Zechariah 14:4, 5; Matthew 24:7. Josephus speaks of one which desolated Judaea in the reign of Herod the Great, and destroyed ten thousand people ('Ant. Jud.,' 15:5. § 2). There was another in 1181, which was felt over the whole of the Hauran, and did great damage. A still more violent convulsion occurred in 1837, when the area affected extended five hundred miles from north to south, and from eighty to a hundred miles east and west. Tiberias and Safed were overthrown. The earth gaped in various places, and closed again. Fearful oscillations were felt. The hot springs of Tiberias mounted up to a temperature that ordinary thermometers could not mark, and the loss of life was considerable (see the account given by Dr. Cunningham Geikie, in 'The Holy Land and the Bible,' vol. 2. pp. 317, 318). The phrases used by Job are, of course, poetical. Earthquakes do not literally "remove" mountains, nor "overturn" them. They produce fissures, elevations, depressions, and the like; but they rarely much alter local features or the general configuration of a district. Which removeth the mountains,.... This and what follow are instances of the power of God, and are full proofs of his being mighty in strength; and may be understood, either literally, not only of what God is able to do if he will, but of what he has done; and history (y) furnishes us with instances of mountains being removed from one place to another; and Scheuchzer (z) makes mention of a village in Helvetia, called Plurium, which, in 1618, was covered with the sudden fall of a mountain, and swallowed up in the earth, with 1800 inhabitants, and not the least trace of it to be seen any more; and in the sacred Scriptures is a prediction of the mount of Olives being removed from its place, one half to the north and the other to the south, Zechariah 14:4; and Josephus (a) gives a relation much like it, as in fact; besides, Job may have respect to what had been done in his times, or before them, and particularly at the universal deluge, which covered the tops of the highest mountains and hills, and very probably washed away some from their places: or else it may be understood proverbially, of the Lord's doing things marvellous and surprising, and which are impossible and impracticable with men; see Matthew 17:20; or rather figuratively, of kingdoms and mighty kings, as the Targum, comparable to mountains for their height and strength, who yet are removed by God at his pleasure; see Zechariah 4:7,

and they know not; when they are removed, and how it is done; it is imperceptible; either the mountains are not sensible of it, or the inhabitants of the mountains, as Bar Tzemach; or men, the common sort of men, the multitude, as Gersom: R. Saadiah Gaon interprets it of removing the men of the mountains, and they know it not:

which overturneth them in his anger; for the sins or men, which was the case of the old world: Mr. Broughton renders it, "that men cannot mark how he hath removed them out of their place in his anger".

(y) Plin. Nat. Hist. l. 2. c. 83. Wernerus, Palmerius, Theophanes "a aurus", in Bolduc. in loc. (z) Physic. Sacr. vol. 4. p. 673. (a) Antiqu. l. 9. c. 10. sect. 4. 5. and they know not—Hebrew for "suddenly, unexpectedly, before they are aware of it" (Ps 35:8); "at unawares"; Hebrew, which "he knoweth not of" (Joe 2:14; Pr 5:6).9:1-13 In this answer Job declared that he did not doubt the justice of God, when he denied himself to be a hypocrite; for how should man be just with God? Before him he pleaded guilty of sins more than could be counted; and if God should contend with him in judgment, he could not justify one out of a thousand, of all the thoughts, words, and actions of his life; therefore he deserved worse than all his present sufferings. When Job mentions the wisdom and power of God, he forgets his complaints. We are unfit to judge of God's proceedings, because we know not what he does, or what he designs. God acts with power which no creature can resist. Those who think they have strength enough to help others, will not be able to help themselves against it.
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