Job 9:12
New International Version
If he snatches away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, 'What are you doing?'

New Living Translation
If he snatches someone in death, who can stop him? Who dares to ask, ‘What are you doing?’

English Standard Version
Behold, he snatches away; who can turn him back? Who will say to him, ‘What are you doing?’

Berean Study Bible
If He snatches away, who can stop Him? Who dares to ask Him, ‘What are You doing?’

New American Standard Bible
"Were He to snatch away, who could restrain Him? Who could say to Him, 'What are You doing?'

King James Bible
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

Christian Standard Bible
If he snatches something, who can stop him? Who can ask him, "What are you doing?"

Contemporary English Version
And if he grabs something, who can stop him or raise a question?

Good News Translation
He takes what he wants, and no one can stop him; no one dares ask him, "What are you doing?"

Holman Christian Standard Bible
If He snatches something, who can stop Him? Who can ask Him, "What are You doing?"

International Standard Version
Indeed, if he snatches someone away, who could restrain him? Who can say to him, 'What are you doing?'

NET Bible
If he snatches away, who can turn him back? Who dares to say to him, 'What are you doing?'

New Heart English Bible
Look, he snatches away. Who can hinder him? Who will ask him, 'What are you doing?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He takes something away, [but] who can stop him? Who is going to ask him, 'What are you doing?'

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, He snatcheth away, who can hinder Him? Who will say unto Him: 'What doest Thou?'

New American Standard 1977
“Were He to snatch away, who could restrain Him? Who could say to Him, ‘What art Thou doing?’

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, he shall take away, who can cause him to restore? Who shall say unto him, What doest thou?

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, he takes away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What do you?

American King James Version
Behold, he takes away, who can hinder him? who will say to him, What do you?

American Standard Version
Behold, he seizeth the prey , who can hinder him? Who will say unto him, What doest thou?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
If he would take away, who shall turn him back? or who shall say to him, What hast thou done?

Douay-Rheims Bible
If he examine on a sudden, who shall answer him? or who can say: Why dost thou so?

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, he taketh away: who will hinder him? Who will say unto him, What doest thou?

English Revised Version
Behold, he seizeth the prey, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say to him, What doest thou?

World English Bible
Behold, he snatches away. Who can hinder him? Who will ask him, 'What are you doing?'

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, He snatches away, who bringeth it back? Who saith unto Him, 'What dost Thou?'
Study Bible
Job: How Can I Argue with God?
11Were He to pass by me, I would not see Him; were He to move, I would not recognize Him. 12If He snatches away, who can hinder Him? Who can say to Him, ‘What are You doing?’ 13God does not restrain His anger; the helpers of Rahab cower beneath Him.…
Cross References
Romans 9:19
One of you will say to me, "Then why does God still find fault? For who can resist His will?"

Job 10:7
though You know that I am not guilty, and there is no deliverance from Your hand?

Job 11:10
If He comes along to imprison you, or convenes a court, who can hinder Him?

Ecclesiastes 8:4
For the king's word is supreme, and who can say to him, "What are you doing?"

Isaiah 43:13
Even from eternity I am He, and none can deliver out of My hand. When I act, who can reverse it?"

Isaiah 45:9
Woe to him who quarrels with his Maker--one clay pot among many. Does the clay ask the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'He has no hands'?

Daniel 4:35
All the peoples of the earth are counted as nothing, and He does as He pleases with the army of heaven and the peoples of the earth. There is no one who can restrain His hand or say to Him, 'What have You done?'"

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, he takes away, who can hinder him? who will say to him, What do you?

he taketh

Job 23:13
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

Job 34:29
When he giveth quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hideth his face, who then can behold him? whether it be done against a nation, or against a man only:

Daniel 4:35
And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou?

hinder him.

Job 11:10
If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?

What

Job 33:13
Why dost thou strive against him? for he giveth not account of any of his matters.

Isaiah 45:9
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?

Jeremiah 18:6
O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.







Lexicon
If
הֵ֣ן (hên)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

He snatches away,
יַ֭חְתֹּף (yaḥ·tōp̄)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2862: To seize, snatch away

who
מִ֣י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

can hinder Him?
יְשִׁיבֶ֑נּוּ (yə·šî·ḇen·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7725: To turn back, in, to retreat, again

Who
מִֽי־ (mî-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

can say
יֹאמַ֥ר (yō·mar)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

to Him,
אֵ֝לָ֗יו (’ê·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

‘What
מַֽה־ (mah-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 4100: What?, what!, indefinitely what

are You doing?’
תַּעֲשֶֽׂה׃ (ta·‘ă·śeh)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make
(12) What doest thou?--Putting the case even that God were, so to say, in the wrong, and the assailant, yet even then He would maintain His cause from sheer might, and crush His adversary.

Verse 12. - Behold, he taketh away; rather, he seizeth the prey (see the Revised Version). The expression is much stronger than that used in Job 1:21. Job seems to be smarting under the recollection of all that he has lost, and takes an aggrieved tone. Who can hinder him? (comp. Isaiah 45:9; Jeremiah 18:6; Romans 19:20). Who will say unto him, What doest thou? To have to do with such an irresistible Being, alone in his might, would indeed be terrible if, while absolutely powerful, unchecked and uncontrolled from without, he were not also absolutely good, and therefore controlled and checked by a law from within. This, however, Job, in his present mood, does not seem clearly to see. 9:1-13 In this answer Job declared that he did not doubt the justice of God, when he denied himself to be a hypocrite; for how should man be just with God? Before him he pleaded guilty of sins more than could be counted; and if God should contend with him in judgment, he could not justify one out of a thousand, of all the thoughts, words, and actions of his life; therefore he deserved worse than all his present sufferings. When Job mentions the wisdom and power of God, he forgets his complaints. We are unfit to judge of God's proceedings, because we know not what he does, or what he designs. God acts with power which no creature can resist. Those who think they have strength enough to help others, will not be able to help themselves against it.
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