Job 36:5
New International Version
“God is mighty, but despises no one; he is mighty, and firm in his purpose.

New Living Translation
“God is mighty, but he does not despise anyone! He is mighty in both power and understanding.

English Standard Version
“Behold, God is mighty, and does not despise any; he is mighty in strength of understanding.

Berean Study Bible
Indeed, God is mighty, but He despises no one; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

King James Bible
Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

New King James Version
“Behold, God is mighty, but despises no one; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

New American Standard Bible
“Behold, God is mighty but does not reject anyone; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

NASB 1995
“Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

NASB 1977
“Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Amplified Bible
“Behold, God is mighty, and yet does not despise anyone [nor regard any as trivial]; He is mighty in the strength and power of understanding.

Christian Standard Bible
Yes, God is mighty, but he despises no one; he understands all things.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Yes, God is mighty, but He despises no one; He understands all things.

American Standard Version
Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Behold, God is mighty; he does not despise him that is pure as milk

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But know that the Lord will not cast off an innocent man: being mighty in strength of wisdom,

Contemporary English Version
Although God is mighty, he cares about everyone and makes fair decisions.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God doth not cast away the mighty, whereas he himself also is mighty.

English Revised Version
Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength of understanding.

Good News Translation
How strong God is! He despises no one; there is nothing he doesn't understand.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Certainly, God is mighty. He doesn't despise anyone. He is mighty and brave.

International Standard Version
"Indeed God is mighty and he doesn't show disrespect; he is mighty and strong of heart.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, God is mighty, yet He despiseth not any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Literal Standard Version
Behold, God [is] mighty, and does not despise, Mighty [in] power [and] heart.

NET Bible
Indeed, God is mighty; and he does not despise people, he is mighty, and firm in his intent.

New Heart English Bible
"Look, God is mighty, and doesn't despise anyone. He is mighty in strength of understanding.

World English Bible
"Behold, God is mighty, and doesn't despise anyone. He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, God is mighty, and despiseth not, Mighty in power and heart.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
4For truly my words are free of falsehood; one perfect in knowledge is with you. 5Indeed, God is mighty, but He despises no one; He is mighty in strength of understanding. 6He does not keep the wicked alive, but He grants justice to the afflicted.…

Cross References
Job 12:13
Wisdom and strength belong to God; counsel and understanding are His.

Job 25:2
"Dominion and awe belong to God; He establishes harmony in the heights of heaven.

Job 37:23
The Almighty is beyond our reach; He is exalted in power! In His justice and great righteousness He does not oppress.

Psalm 22:24
For He has not despised or detested the torment of the afflicted. He has not hidden His face from him, but has attended to his cry for help.

Psalm 69:33
For the LORD listens to the needy and does not despise His captive people.

Psalm 102:17
He will turn toward the prayer of the destitute; He will not despise their prayer.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

despiseth

Job 10:3
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, that thou shouldest despise the work of thine hands, and shine upon the counsel of the wicked?

Job 31:13
If I did despise the cause of my manservant or of my maidservant, when they contended with me;

Psalm 22:24
For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.

mighty

Job 9:14,19
How much less shall I answer him, and choose out my words to reason with him? …

Job 12:13-16
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding…

Job 26:12-14
He divideth the sea with his power, and by his understanding he smiteth through the proud…

wisdom.









Verse 5. - Behold, God is mighty. The preface over, the argument to prove God's justice begins. First, he "is mighty." How unlikely that any one who is mighty - nay, almighty - should be unjust! Next, he despiseth not any. Job has wrongly charged him with "despising the work of his own hands." In truth, he despises nothing that he has made. "Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall to the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered" (Matthew 10:29, 30). Much less, then, is any man despised. Moreover, God is mighty in strength and wisdom; or rather, in strength of undertaking and therefore above the weakness of being unjust.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Indeed
הֶן־ (hen-)
Interjection
Strong's 2005: Lo! behold!

God [is]
אֵ֣ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

mighty,
כַּ֭בִּיר (kab·bîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3524: Great, mighty, much

but He despises
יִמְאָ֑ס (yim·’ās)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3988: To spurn, to disappear

no one;
וְלֹ֣א (wə·lō)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's 3808: Not, no

[He is] mighty
כַּ֝בִּ֗יר (kab·bîr)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 3524: Great, mighty, much

in strength
כֹּ֣חַֽ (kō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

of understanding.
לֵֽב׃ (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre


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