Job 37:23
New International Version
The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.

New Living Translation
We cannot imagine the power of the Almighty; but even though he is just and righteous, he does not destroy us.

English Standard Version
The Almighty—we cannot find him; he is great in power; justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.

Berean Study Bible
The Almighty is beyond our reach; He is exalted in power! In His justice and great righteousness, He does not oppress.

New American Standard Bible
"The Almighty-- we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.

King James Bible
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

Christian Standard Bible
The Almighty--we cannot reach him--he is exalted in power! He will not violate justice and abundant righteousness,

Contemporary English Version
God cannot be seen--but his power is great, and he is always fair.

Good News Translation
God's power is so great that we cannot come near him; he is righteous and just in his dealings with us.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Almighty--we cannot reach Him-- He is exalted in power! He will not oppress justice and abundant righteousness,

International Standard Version
We cannot find the Almighty— he is majestic in power and justice, and overflowing with righteousness; he never oppresses.

NET Bible
As for the Almighty, we cannot attain to him! He is great in power, but justice and abundant righteousness he does not oppress.

New Heart English Bible
We can't reach Shaddai. He is exalted in power. In justice and great righteousness, he will not oppress.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The Almighty, whom we can't reach, is great in power and judgment, has more than enough righteousness, and does not oppress.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The Almighty, whom we cannot find out, is excellent in power, Yet to judgment and plenteous justice He doeth no violence.

New American Standard 1977
“The Almighty—we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power; And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out; he is excellent in power and in judgment, and in plenty of righteousness he will not afflict.

King James 2000 Bible
As for the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundant justice: he will not afflict.

American King James Version
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

American Standard Version
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out He is excellent in power; And in justice and plenteous righteousness he will not afflict.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
and we do not find another his equal in strength: as for him that judges justly, dost thou not think that he listens?

Douay-Rheims Bible
We cannot find him worthily : he is great in strength, and in judgment, and in justice, and he is ineffable.

Darby Bible Translation
The Almighty, we cannot find him out: excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundance of justice, he doth not afflict.

English Revised Version
Touching the Almighty, we can not find him out; he is excellent in power: and in judgment and plenteous justice he will not afflict.

Webster's Bible Translation
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundance of justice: he will not afflict.

World English Bible
We can't reach the Almighty. He is exalted in power. In justice and great righteousness, he will not oppress.

Young's Literal Translation
The Mighty! we have not found Him out, High in power and judgment, He doth not answer! And abundant in righteousness,
Study Bible
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
22Out of the north He comes in golden splendor; awesome majesty surrounds Him. 23The Almighty is beyond our reach; He is exalted in power! In His justice and great righteousness, He does not oppress. 24Therefore, men fear Him, for He is not partial to the wise in heart.”…
Cross References
Romans 11:33
O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

1 Timothy 6:16
He alone is immortal and dwells in unapproachable light. No one has ever seen Him, nor can anyone see Him. To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.

Job 8:3
Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Job 9:4
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered?

Job 11:7
Can you fathom the deep things of God or discover the limits of the Almighty?

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

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

Job 36:3
I get my knowledge from afar, and I will ascribe justice to my Maker.

Job 36:5
Indeed God is mighty, but He despises no one; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Job 36:26
Indeed, God is great--beyond our knowledge; the number of His years is unsearchable.

Job 37:22
Out of the north He comes in golden splendor; awesome majesty surrounds Him.

Ecclesiastes 7:24
What exists is out of reach and very deep. Who can fathom it?

Isaiah 63:9
In all their distress, He too was afflicted, and the Angel of His Presence saved them. In His love and compassion He redeemed them; He lifted them up and carried them all the days of old.

Lamentations 3:33
For He does not willingly afflict or grieve the sons of men.

Ezekiel 18:23
Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Lord GOD. would I not prefer he turn from his ways and live?

Ezekiel 18:32
For I take no pleasure in anyone's death, declares the Lord GOD. So repent and live!

Ezekiel 33:11
Say to them: 'As surely as I live, declares the Lord GOD, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that the wicked should turn from their ways and live. Turn! Turn from your evil ways! For why should you die, O house of Israel?'

Treasury of Scripture

Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

we

Job 37:19
Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.

Job 11:7
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

Job 26:14
Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

excellent

Job 9:4,19
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered? …

Job 12:13
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.

Job 36:5
Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

in judgment

Psalm 36:5-7
Thy mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and thy faithfulness reacheth unto the clouds…

he will

Job 16:7-17
But now he hath made me weary: thou hast made desolate all my company…

Psalm 30:5
For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

Lamentations 3:32,33
But though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his mercies…







Lexicon
The Almighty
שַׁדַּ֣י (šad·day)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7706: The Almighty

is beyond
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

our reach;
מְ֭צָאנֻהוּ (mə·ṣā·nu·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

He is exalted
שַׂגִּיא־ (śag·gî-)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7689: Mighty

in power!
כֹ֑חַ (ḵō·aḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3581: A small reptile (of unknown species)

In His justice
וּמִשְׁפָּ֥ט (ū·miš·pāṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4941: A verdict, a sentence, formal decree, divine law, penalty, justice, privilege, style

and great
וְרֹב־ (wə·rōḇ-)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

righteousness,
צְ֝דָקָ֗ה (ṣə·ḏā·qāh)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6666: Rightness, subjectively, objectively

He does not
לֹ֣א (lō)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

oppress.
יְעַנֶּֽה׃ (yə·‘an·neh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted
(23) Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out.--He is excellent, or mighty, in power and justice, &c.

Verse 23. - Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out. This is the "conclusion of the whole matter." God is inscrutable, and man must hide his face before him and not presume to judge him. He is also excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice. His moral perfection is on a par with his might and majesty. He will not afflict; rather, he will not answer; i.e. he will not account to men for his doings, or condescend to justify himself in their eyes. His acts cannot but be righteous. 37:21-24 Elihu concludes his discourse with some great sayings concerning the glory of God. Light always is, but is not always to be seen. When clouds come between, the sun is darkened in the clear day. The light of God's favour shines ever towards his faithful servants, though it be not always seen. Sins are clouds, and often hinder us from seeing that bright light which is in the face of God. Also, as to those thick clouds of sorrow which often darken our minds, the Lord hath a wind which passes and clears them away. What is that wind? It is his Holy Spirit. As the wind dispels and sweeps away the clouds which are gathered in the air, so the Spirit of God clears our souls from the clouds and fogs of ignorance and unbelief, of sin and lust. From all these clouds the Holy Spirit of God frees us in the work of regeneration. And from all the clouds which trouble our consciences, the Holy Spirit sets us free in the work of consolation. Now that God is about to speak, Elihu delivers a few words, as the sum of all his discourse. With God is terrible majesty. Sooner or later all men shall fear him.
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