Job 35:5
New International Version
Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you.

New Living Translation
Look up into the sky, and see the clouds high above you.

English Standard Version
Look at the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds, which are higher than you.

Berean Study Bible
Look to the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds high above you.

King James Bible
Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

New King James Version
Look to the heavens and see; And behold the clouds— They are higher than you.

New American Standard Bible
“Look at the heavens and see; And look at the clouds—they are higher than you.

NASB 1995
“Look at the heavens and see; And behold the clouds— they are higher than you.

NASB 1977
“Look at the heavens and see; And behold the clouds—they are higher than you.

Amplified Bible
“Look to the heavens and see; And behold the skies which are [much] higher than you.

Christian Standard Bible
Look at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds high above you.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds high above you.

American Standard Version
Look unto the heavens, and see; And behold the skies, which are higher than thou.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Gaze into Heaven and search in the clouds that are higher than you

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If thou hast sinned, what wilt thou do?

Contemporary English Version
Look up to the heavens

Douay-Rheims Bible
Look up to heaven and see, and behold the sky, that it is higher than thee.

English Revised Version
Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the skies, which are higher than thou.

Good News Translation
Look at the sky! See how high the clouds are!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Look at the heavens and see. Observe the clouds high above you.

International Standard Version
"Observe the heavens! Take a look around! Look! The clouds are higher than you, aren't they?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Look unto the heavens, and see; And behold the skies, which are higher than thou.

Literal Standard Version
Behold attentively the heavens—and see, And behold the clouds, They have been higher than you.

NET Bible
Gaze at the heavens and see; consider the clouds, which are higher than you!

New Heart English Bible
Look to the heavens, and see. See the skies, which are higher than you.

World English Bible
Look to the heavens, and see. See the skies, which are higher than you.

Young's Literal Translation
Behold attentively the heavens -- and see, And behold the clouds, They have been higher than thou.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
4I will reply to you and to your friends as well. 5Look to the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds high above you. 6If you sin, what do you accomplish against Him? If you multiply your transgressions, what do you do to Him?…

Cross References
Genesis 15:5
And the LORD took him outside and said, "Now look to the heavens and count the stars, if you are able." Then He told him, "So shall your offspring be."

Job 11:8
They are higher than the heavens--what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol--what can you know?

Job 22:12
Is not God as high as the heavens? Look at the highest stars, how lofty they are!

Job 35:4
I will reply to you and to your friends as well.

Psalm 8:3
When I behold Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place--


Treasury of Scripture

Look to the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than you.

Look

Job 22:12
Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

Job 25:5,6
Behold even to the moon, and it shineth not; yea, the stars are not pure in his sight…

Job 36:26-33
Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out…

the clouds

Job 36:29
Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

Job 37:16
Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

Nahum 1:3
The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.









Verse 5. - Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou; i.e. "look to the material sky and heavens, so far above thee and so unapproachable, and judge from them how far the God who made them is above thy puny, feeble self - how incapable he is of being touched by any of thy doings."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Look
הַבֵּ֣ט (hab·bêṭ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 5027: To scan, look intently at, to regard

to the heavens
שָׁמַ֣יִם (šā·ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky

and see;
וּרְאֵ֑ה (ū·rə·’êh)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7200: To see

gaze
וְשׁ֥וּר (wə·šūr)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's 7789: To spy out, survey, lurk for, care for

at the clouds
שְׁ֝חָקִ֗ים (ḥā·qîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7834: A powder, a thin vapor, the firmament

high
גָּבְה֥וּ (gā·ḇə·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 1361: To soar, be lofty, to be haughty

above you.
מִמֶּֽךָּ׃ (mim·me·kā)
Preposition | second person masculine singular
Strong's 4480: A part of, from, out of


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