Job 11:8
Good News Translation
The sky is no limit for God, but it lies beyond your reach. God knows the world of the dead, but you do not know it.

Contemporary English Version
They are higher than the heavens and deeper than the grave. So what can you do when you know so little,

Douay-Rheims Bible
He is higher than heaven, and what wilt thou do? he is deeper than hell, and how wilt thou know?

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He is higher than heaven, and what wilt thou do? he is deeper than hell, and how wilt thou know?

It is as high as heaven.

Job 22:12 Dost not thou think that God is higher than heaven, and is elevated above the height of the stars?

Job 35:5 Look up to heaven and see, and behold the sky, that it is higher than thee.

2 Chronicles 6:18 Is it credible then that God should dwell with men on the earth? If heaven and the heavens of heavens do not contain thee, how much less this house, which I have built?

Psalm 103:11 For according to the height of the heaven above the earth: he hath strengthened his mercy towards them that fear him.

Psalm 148:13 For his name alone is exalted.

Proverbs 25:2,3 It is the glory of God to conceal the word, and the glory of kings to search out the speech. . . .

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are exalted above the earth, so are my ways exalted above your ways, and my thoughts above your thoughts.

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Job 26:6 Hell is naked before him, and there is no covering for destruction.

Psalm 139:6-8 Thy knowledge is become wonderful to me: it is high, and I cannot reach to it. . . .

Amos 9:2 I saw the Lord standing upon the altar, and he said: Strike the hinges, and let the lintels be shook: for there is covetousness in the head of them all, and I will slay the last of them with the sword: there shall be no flight for them: they shall flee, and he that shall flee of them shall not be delivered.

Ephesians 3:18,19 You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, . . .

Context
Zophar Rebukes Job
7Peradventure thou wilt comprehend the steps of God, and wilt find out the Almighty perfectly? 8He is higher than heaven, and what wilt thou do? he is deeper than hell, and how wilt thou know?9The measure of him is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.…
Cross References
Ephesians 3:18
You may be able to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth,

Job 7:9
As a cloud is consumed, and passeth away: so he that shall go down to hell shall not come up.

Job 11:9
The measure of him is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

Job 22:12
Dost not thou think that God is higher than heaven, and is elevated above the height of the stars?

Job 26:6
Hell is naked before him, and there is no covering for destruction.

Job 35:5
Look up to heaven and see, and behold the sky, that it is higher than thee.

Job 37:23
We cannot find him worthily: he is great in strength, and in judgment, and in justice, and he is ineffable.

Job 38:17
Have the gates of death been opened to thee, and hast thou seen the darksome doors?

Psalm 36:6
Thy justice is as the mountains of God, thy judgments are a great deep. Men and beasts thou wilt preserve, O Lord:

Additional Translations
They are higher than the heavens—what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol—what can you know?It is as high as heaven; what can you do? deeper than hell; what can you know?

It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know?

Heaven is high; and what wilt thou do? and there are deeper things than those in hell; what dost thou know?

[It is as] the heights of heaven; what wilt thou do? deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know?

It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know?

It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?

They are high as heaven. What can you do? They are deeper than Sheol. What can you know?

Heights of the heavens! -- what dost thou? Deeper than Sheol! -- what knowest thou?
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