New American Standard Bible
"Who has appointed Him His way, And who has said, 'You have done wrong '?
King James Bible
Who hath enjoined him his way? or who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity?
Darby Bible Translation
Who hath appointed him his way? or who hath said, Thou hast wrought unrighteousness?
World English Bible
Who has prescribed his way for him? Or who can say, 'You have committed unrighteousness?'
Young's Literal Translation
Who hath appointed unto Him his way? And who said, 'Thou hast done iniquity?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Who hath enjoined him his way? - Who hath prescribed to him what he ought to do? Who is superior to him, and has marked out for him the plan which he ought to pursue? The idea is, that God is supreme and independent; no one has advised him, and no one has a right to counsel him. Perhaps, also, Elihu designs this as a reproof to Job for having complained so much of the government of God, and for being disposed, as he thought, to "prescribe" to God what he should do.
Who can say, Thou hast wrought iniquity? - Thou hast done wrong. The object of Elihu is here to show that no one has a right to say this; no one could, in fact, say it. It was to be regarded as an indisputable point that God is always right, and that however dark his dealings with people may seem, the "reason" why they are mysterious "never is, that God is wrong."
LibraryWhether Christ Will Judge under the Form of his Humanity?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ will not judge under the form of His humanity. For judgment requires authority in the judge. Now Christ has authority over the quick and the dead as God, for thus is He the Lord and Creator of all. Therefore He will judge under the form of His Godhead. Objection 2: Further, invincible power is requisite in a judge; wherefore it is written (Eccles. 7:6): "Seek not to be made a judge, unless thou have strength enough to extirpate iniquities." Now invincible power …
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