Job 26:14
Good News Translation
But these are only hints of his power, only the whispers that we have heard. Who can know how truly great God is?

Contemporary English Version
These things are merely a whisper of God's power at work. How little we would understand if this whisper ever turned into thunder!

Douay-Rheims Bible
Lo, these things are said in part of his ways: and seeing we have heard scarce a little drop of his word, who shall be able to behold the thunder of his greatness?

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Lo, these things are said in part of his ways: and seeing we have heard scarce a little drop of his word, who shall be able to behold the thunder of his greatness?

how little

Job 11:7-9 Peradventure thou wilt comprehend the steps of God, and wilt find out the Almighty perfectly? . . .

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

Psalm 145:3 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised: and of his greatness there is no end.

Isaiah 40:26-29 Lift up your eyes on high, and see who hath created these things: who bringeth out their host by number, and calleth them all by their names: by the greatness of his might, and strength, and power, not one of them was missing. . . .

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches of the wisdom and of the knowledge of God! How incomprehensible are his judgments, and how unsearchable his ways!

1 Corinthians 13:9-12 For we know in part: and we prophesy in part. . . .

the thunder

Job 40:9 And hast thou an arm like God, and canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

1 Samuel 2:10 The adversaries of the Lord shall fear him: and upon them shall he thunder in the heavens: The Lord shall judge the ends of the earth, and he shall give empire to his king, and shall exalt the horn of his Christ.

Psalm 29:3 The voice of the Lord is upon the waters; the God of majesty hath thundered, The Lord is upon many waters.

Context
Job: Who Can Understand God's Majesty?
13His spirit hath adorned the heavens, and his obstetric hand brought forth the winding serpent. 14Lo, these things are said in part of his ways: and seeing we have heard scarce a little drop of his word, who shall be able to behold the thunder of his greatness?
Cross References
Job 4:12
Now there was a word spoken to me in private, and my ears by stealth, as it were, received the veins of its whisper.

Job 36:29
If he will spread out clouds as his tent,

Job 37:4
After it a noise shall roar, he shall thunder with the voice of his majesty, and shall not be found out, when his voice shall be heard.

Job 37:5
God shall thunder wonderfully with his voice, he that doth great and unsearchable things.

Job 42:5
With the hearing of the ear, I have heard thee, but now my eye seeth thee.

Habakkuk 3:4
His brightness shall be as the light: horns are in his hands: There is his strength hid:

Additional Translations
Indeed, these are but the fringes of His ways; how faint is the whisper we hear of Him! Who then can understand the thunder of His power?”See, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Lo, these are but the outskirts of his ways: And how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?

Behold, these are parts of his way; and we will hearken to him at the least intimation of his word: but the strength of his thunder who knows, when he shall employ it?

Lo, these are the borders of his ways; but what a whisper of a word do we hear of him! And the thunder of his power, who can understand?

Lo, these are but the outskirts of his ways: and how small a whisper do we hear of him! but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways. How small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?"

Lo, these are the borders of His way, And how little a matter is heard of Him, And the thunder of His might Who doth understand?
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