Job 22:13
New International Version
Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness?

New Living Translation
But you reply, 'That's why God can't see what I am doing! How can he judge through the thick darkness?

English Standard Version
But you say, ‘What does God know? Can he judge through the deep darkness?

Berean Study Bible
Yet you say: ‘What does God know? Does He judge through thick darkness?

New American Standard Bible
"You say, 'What does God know? Can He judge through the thick darkness?

King James Bible
And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?

Christian Standard Bible
Yet you say, "What does God know? Can he judge through total darkness?

Contemporary English Version
Do you think the deep darkness hides you from God?

Good News Translation
And yet you ask, "What does God know? He is hidden by clouds--how can he judge us?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yet you say: "What does God know? Can He judge through thick darkness?

International Standard Version
You've asked, 'What does God know? Can he sort through pitch black darkness?'

NET Bible
But you have said, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such deep darkness?

New Heart English Bible
You say, 'What does God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
You ask, 'What does God know? Can he judge [anything] from behind a dark cloud?

JPS Tanakh 1917
And thou sayest: 'What doth God know? Can He judge through the dark cloud?

New American Standard 1977
“And you say, ‘What does God know? Can He judge through the thick darkness?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And thou shalt say, What does God know? How can he judge through the darkness?

King James 2000 Bible
And you say, How does God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?

American King James Version
And you say, How does God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?

American Standard Version
And thou sayest, What doth God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And thou has said, What does the Mighty One know? does he judge in the dark?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And thou sayst: What doth God know? and he judgeth as it were through a mist.

Darby Bible Translation
And thou sayest, What doth God know? will he judge through the dark cloud?

English Revised Version
And thou sayest, What doth God know? can he judge through the thick darkness?

Webster's Bible Translation
And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?

World English Bible
You say, 'What does God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?

Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast said, 'What -- hath God known? Through thickness doth He judge?
Study Bible
Eliphaz Exhorts Job
12Is not God as high as the heavens? Look at the highest stars, how lofty they are! 13Yet you say: ‘What does God know? Does He judge through thick darkness? 14Clouds veil Him so that He cannot see, as He traverses heaven's horizon.’…
Cross References
Psalm 10:11
He says to himself, "God has forgotten; He hides His face and never sees."

Psalm 59:7
See what they spew from their mouths--sharp words from their lips: "For who can hear us?"

Psalm 64:5
They hold fast to their evil purpose; they speak of hiding their snares. "Who will see them?" they say.

Psalm 73:11
The wicked say, "How can God know? Does the Most High have knowledge?"

Psalm 94:7
They say, "The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob pays no heed."

Psalm 139:11
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me, and the light become night around me"--

Isaiah 29:15
Woe to those who dig deep to hide their plans from the LORD. In darkness they do their works and say, "Who sees us, and who will know?"

Jeremiah 23:24
"Can a man hide in secret places where I cannot see him?" declares the LORD. "Do I not fill the heavens and earth?" declares the LORD.

Ezekiel 8:12
"Son of man," He said to me, "do you see what the elders of the house of Israel are doing in the darkness, each at the shrine of his own idol? For they are saying, 'The LORD does not see us; the LORD has forsaken the land.'"

Ezekiel 9:9
And He said to me, "The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of bloodshed, and the city full of perversity. For they say, 'The LORD has forsaken the land; the LORD does not see.'

Treasury of Scripture

And you say, How does God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?

How.

Psalm 10:11
He hath said in his heart, God hath forgotten: he hideth his face; he will never see it.

Psalm 59:7
Behold, they belch out with their mouth: swords are in their lips: for who, say they, doth hear?

Psalm 73:11
And they say, How doth God know? and is there knowledge in the most High?







Lexicon
Yet you say:
וְֽ֭אָמַרְתָּ (wə·’ā·mar·tā)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

‘What
מַה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

does God
אֵ֑ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

know?
יָּ֣דַֽע (yā·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3045: To know

Does He judge
יִשְׁפּֽוֹט׃ (yiš·pō·wṭ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8199: To judge, pronounce sentence, to vindicate, punish, to govern, to litigate

through
הַבְעַ֖ד (haḇ·‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 1157: In up to, over against, at, beside, among, behind, for

thick darkness?
עֲרָפֶ֣ל (‘ă·rā·p̄el)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6205: Cloud, heavy cloud
Verse 13. - And thou sayest, How doth God know? Job had not said this in so many words, but, by equalizing the godly and the wicked (Job 9:22; Job 21:23-26), he might be supposed to mean that God took no note of men's conduct, and therefore had not a perfect knowledge of all things. The psalmist implies that many men so thought (Psalm 10:11; Psalm 73:11; Psalm 94:7). Can he judge through the dark cloud? rather, through the thick darkness. God was supposed to dwell remote from man, in the highest heaven, and, according to many, "clouds and darkness were round about him" (Psalm 97:2) - he "dwelt in the thick darkness" (1 Kings 8:12) - he "made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him was waters, and thick clouds of the skies" (Psalm 18:11). The imagery was, no doubt, at first used in reference to man's inability to see and know God; but when men became familiar with it, they turned the metaphor round, and questioned God's ability to see and know anything about man. Job had not really ever shared in these doubts; but it suits Eliphaz's purpose to malign and misrepresent him. 22:5-14 Eliphaz brought heavy charges against Job, without reason for his accusations, except that Job was visited as he supposed God always visited every wicked man. He charges him with oppression, and that he did harm with his wealth and power in the time of his prosperity.
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