New American Standard Bible
"With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding.
King James Bible
With him is wisdom and strength, he hath counsel and understanding.
Darby Bible Translation
With him is wisdom and might; he hath counsel and understanding.
World English Bible
"With God is wisdom and might. He has counsel and understanding.
Young's Literal Translation
With Him are wisdom and might, To him are counsel and understanding.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
With him is wisdom - Margin, correctly, "God." However much wisdom there may seem to be with aged men, yes the true wisdom - that which was supreme and worthy of the name - was to be found in God alone. The object of Job was to lead the thoughts up to God, and to bring his friends to a contemplation of the wisdom which he manifests in his works. Accordingly he goes on in the remainder of this chapter to state some of the illustrations of wisdom and power which God had exhibited, and particularly to show that he was a sovereign, and did his pleasure every where. He made all things; he sustains all things; he reverses the condition of people at his pleasure; he sets up whom he pleases, and when he chooses he casts them down. His works are contrary in many respects to what we should anticipate; and the sense of all is, that God was a holy and a righteous sovereign, and that such were the reverses under his administration that we could not argue that he treated all according to their character on earth.
LibraryWhether it is Necessary for Salvation to Believe Anything Above the Natural Reason?
Objection 1: It would seem unnecessary for salvation to believe anything above the natural reason. For the salvation and perfection of a thing seem to be sufficiently insured by its natural endowments. Now matters of faith, surpass man's natural reason, since they are things unseen as stated above (Q, A). Therefore to believe seems unnecessary for salvation. Objection 2: Further, it is dangerous for man to assent to matters, wherein he cannot judge whether that which is proposed to him …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
Whether Derision Can be a Mortal Sin?
"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?
And show you the secrets of wisdom! For sound wisdom has two sides. Know then that God forgets a part of your iniquity.
"He quieted the sea with His power, And by His understanding He shattered Rahab.
"But it is a spirit in man, And the breath of the Almighty gives them understanding.
"Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.
"Who has put wisdom in the innermost being Or given understanding to the mind?
Daniel said, "Let the name of God be blessed forever and ever, For wisdom and power belong to Him.
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