New American Standard Bible
"But no one says, 'Where is God my Maker, Who gives songs in the night,
King James Bible
But none saith, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night;
Darby Bible Translation
But none saith, Where is +God my Maker, who giveth songs in the night,
World English Bible
But none says, 'Where is God my Maker, who gives songs in the night,
Young's Literal Translation
And none said, 'Where is God my maker? Giving songs in the night,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
But none saith - That is, none of the oppressed and down-trodden say. This is the solution which Elihu gives of what appeared so mysterious to Job, and of what Elihu regarded as the source of the bitter complaints of Job. The solution is, that when people are oppressed they do not apply to God with a proper spirit, and look to him that they may find relief. It was a principle with Elihu, that if when a man was afflicted he would apply to God with a humble and penitent heart, he would hear him, and would withdraw his hand; see this principle fully stated in Job 33:19-26. This Elihu now says, was not done by the oppressed, and this, according to him, is the reason why the hand of God is still upon them.
Where is God my Maker - That is, they do not appeal to God for relief. They do not inquire for him who alone can help them. This is the reason why they are not relieved.
Who giveth songs in the night - Night, in the Scriptures, is an emblem of sin, ignorance, and calamity. Here "calamity" is particularly referred to; and the idea is, that God can give joy, or impart consolation, in the darkest season of trial. He can impart such views of himself and his government as to cause the afflicted even to rejoice in his dealings; he can raise the song of praise even when all external things are gloomy and sad; compare Acts 16:25. There is great beauty in this expression. It has been verified in thousands of instances where the afflicted have looked up through tears to God, and their mourning has been turned into joy. Especially is it true under the gospel, that in the day of darkness and calamity, God puts into the mouth the language of praise, and fills the heart with thanksgiving. No one who has sought comfort in affliction with a right spirit has found it withheld, and all the sad and sorrowful may come to God with the assurance that he can put songs of praise into their lips in the night of calamity; compare Psalm 126:1-2.
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Charles Haddon Spurgeon was born at Kelvedon, Essex, England, in 1834. He was one of the most powerful and popular preachers of his time, and his extraordinary force of character and wonderful enthusiasm attracted vast audiences. His voice was unusually powerful, clear and melodious, and he used it with consummate skill. In the preparation of his sermons he meditated much but wrote not a word, so that he was in the truest sense a purely extemporaneous speaker. Sincerity, intensity, imagination and …
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But about midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns of praise to God, and the prisoners were listening to them;
'Can mankind be just before God? Can a man be pure before his Maker?
"He will yet fill your mouth with laughter And your lips with shouting.
"They say to God, 'Depart from us! We do not even desire the knowledge of Your ways.
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"But the godless in heart lay up anger; They do not cry for help when He binds them.
The LORD will command His lovingkindness in the daytime; And His song will be with me in the night, A prayer to the God of my life.
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