Job 9:11
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English Standard Version
Behold, he passes by me, and I see him not; he moves on, but I do not perceive him.

King James Bible
Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

American Standard Version
Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: He passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he come to me, I shall not see him: if he depart I shall not understand.

English Revised Version
Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

Webster's Bible Translation
Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

5 Who removeth mountains without their knowing,

That He hath overturned them in His wrath;

6 Who causeth the earth to shake out of its place,

And its pillars to tremble;

7 Who commandeth the sun, and it riseth not,

And sealeth up the stars.

ידעוּ ולא (Job 9:5) may also be translated: without one's perceiving it or knowing why; but it is more natural to take the mountains as the subject. אשׁר, quod, that (not "as," Ewald, 333, a), after ידע, as Ezekiel 20:26; Ecclesiastes 8:12. Even the lofty mountains are quite unconscious of the change which He effects on them in a moment. Before they are aware that it is being done, it is over, as the praet. implies; the destructive power of His anger is irresistible, and effects its purpose suddenly. He causes the earth to start up from its place (comp. Isaiah 13:13) which it occupies in space (Job 26:7); and by being thus set in motion by Him, its pillars tremble, i.e., its internal foundations (Psalm 104:5), which are removed from human perception (Job 38:6). It is not the highest mountains, which are rather called the pillars, as it were the supports, of heaven (Job 26:11), that are meant. By the same almighty will He disposes of the sun and stars. The sun is here called חרס (as in Judges 14:18 חרסה with unaccented ah, and as Isaiah 19:18 ‛Ir ha-Heres is a play upon החרס עיר, Ἡλιούπολις), perhaps from the same root as חרוּץ, one of the poetical names of gold. At His command the sun rises not, and He seals up the stars, i.e., conceals them behind thick clouds, so that the day becomes dark, and the night is not made bright. One may with Schultens think of the Flood, or with Warburton of the Egyptian darkness, and the standing still of the sun at the word of Joshua; but these are only single historical instances of a fact here affirmed as a universal experience of the divine power.

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he goeth

Job 23:8,9 Behold, I go forward, but he is not there; and backward, but I cannot perceive him...

Job 35:14 Although you say you shall not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust you in him.

Psalm 77:19 Your way is in the sea, and your path in the great waters, and your footsteps are not known.

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see...

Cross References
Job 23:8
"Behold, I go forward, but he is not there, and backward, but I do not perceive him;

Job 23:9
on the left hand when he is working, I do not behold him; he turns to the right hand, but I do not see him.

Job 35:14
How much less when you say that you do not see him, that the case is before him, and you are waiting for him!

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