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.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any; 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, God is mighty and does not despise; he is mighty in virtue of heart.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, God is mighty, and despises no one: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

American King James Version
Behold, God is mighty, and despises not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
Lo, God is mighty, but despiseth not [any]; mighty in strength of understanding:

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

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

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.
Study Bible
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
4For truly my arguments 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 Him; 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.







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

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

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

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

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

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

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

of understanding.
לֵֽב׃ (lêḇ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3820: The heart, the feelings, the will, the intellect, centre
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. 36:5-14 Elihu here shows that God acts as righteous Governor. He is always ready to defend those that are injured. If our eye is ever toward God in duty, his eye will be ever upon us in mercy, and, when we are at the lowest, will not overlook us. God intends, when he afflicts us, to discover past sins to us, and to bring them to our remembrance. Also, to dispose our hearts to be taught: affliction makes people willing to learn, through the grace of God working with and by it. And further, to deter us from sinning for the future. It is a command, to have no more to do with sin. If we faithfully serve God, we have the promise of the life that now is, and the comforts of it, as far as is for God's glory and our good: and who would desire them any further? We have the possession of inward pleasures, the great peace which those have that love God's law. If the affliction fail in its work, let men expect the furnace to be heated till they are consumed. Those that die without knowledge, die without grace, and are undone for ever. See the nature of hypocrisy; it lies in the heart: that is for the world and the flesh, while perhaps the outside seems to be for God and religion. Whether sinners die in youth, or live long to heap up wrath, their case is dreadful. The souls of the wicked live after death, but it is in everlasting misery.
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