New American Standard Bible
Because he has stretched out his hand against God And conducts himself arrogantly against the Almighty.
King James Bible
For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.
Darby Bible Translation
For he hath stretched out his hand against �God, and strengthened himself against the Almighty:
World English Bible
Because he has stretched out his hand against God, and behaves himself proudly against the Almighty;
Young's Literal Translation
For he stretched out against God his hand, And against the Mighty he maketh himself mighty.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
For he stretcheth out his hand against God - The hand is stretched out for battle. It wields the spear or the sword against an enemy. The idea here is, that the wicked man makes God an adversary. He does not contend with his fellow-man, with fate, with the elements, with evil angels, but with God. His opponent is an Almighty Being, and he cannot prevail against him; compare the notes at Isaiah 27:4.
And strengtheneth himself - As an army does that throws up a rampart, or constructs a fortification. The whole image here is taken from the practice of war; and the sense is, that a wicked man is really making war on the Almighty, and that in that war he must be vanquished; compare Job 9:4.
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Thou sendest forth Thy judgments against me, O Lord, and shakest all my bones with fear and trembling, and my soul trembleth exceedingly. I stand astonished, and remember that the heavens are not clean in thy sight.(1) If Thou chargest Thine angels with folly, and didst spare them not, how shall it be unto me? Stars have fallen from heaven, and what shall I dare who am but dust? They whose works seemed to be praiseworthy, fell into the lowest depths, and they who did eat Angels' food, them have …
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Man's Inability to Keep the Moral Law
"Distress and anguish terrify him, They overpower him like a king ready for the attack,
"He rushes headlong at Him With his massive shield.
Then He declares to them their work And their transgressions, that they have magnified themselves.
"Woe to the one who quarrels with his Maker-- An earthenware vessel among the vessels of earth! Will the clay say to the potter, 'What are you doing?' Or the thing you are making say, 'He has no hands '?
"And concerning Jehoiakim king of Judah you shall say, 'Thus says the LORD, "You have burned this scroll, saying, 'Why have you written on it that the king of Babylon will certainly come and destroy this land, and will make man and beast to cease from it?'"
"But when his heart was lifted up and his spirit became so proud that he behaved arrogantly, he was deposed from his royal throne and his glory was taken away from him.
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