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.

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.

New King James Version
As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him; He is excellent in power, In judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress.

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

NASB 1995
“The Almighty— we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.

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

Amplified Bible
“The Almighty—we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to [nor disregard] justice and abundant righteousness.

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

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

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.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Great power and judgment and great innocent ones he will not answer

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?

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Literal Standard Version
The Mighty! We have not found Him out, High in power and judgment, He does not answer! And abundant in righteousness,

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.

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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
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 are 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? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Job 9:4
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has resisted 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 God; He establishes harmony in the heights of heaven.


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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


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

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

our reach;
מְ֭צָאנֻהוּ (mə·ṣā·nu·hū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural | third person masculine singular
Strong's 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 7689: Mighty

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

In His justice
וּמִשְׁפָּ֥ט (ū·miš·pāṭ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 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 7230: Multitude, abundance, greatness

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

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

oppress.
יְעַנֶּֽה׃ (yə·‘an·neh)
Verb - Piel - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6031: To be bowed down or afflicted


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