New American Standard Bible
He who chastens the nations, will He not rebuke, Even He who teaches man knowledge?
King James Bible
He that chastiseth the heathen, shall not he correct? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall not he know?
Darby Bible Translation
He that instructeth the nations, shall not he correct he that teacheth man knowledge?
World English Bible
He who disciplines the nations, won't he punish? He who teaches man knows.
Young's Literal Translation
He who is instructing nations, Doth He not reprove? He who is teaching man knowledge is Jehovah.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
He that chastiseth the heathen - More literally, "Shall not the Reprover of nations - shall he not chastise - he that teaches man knowledge?" The idea is, that God exercises a government over the nations of the earth; that he has them under his control; that he brings heavy judgments on them; that he thus conveys great lessons to man. And shall not such a Being, in individual cases, reprove and correct for sin? It is assumed here that God, in fact, brings judgments on nations; that he does this by fire, flood, famine, pestilence; that these things are proofs that he presides over the nations of the earth; and the question here is, whether he that does this on the large scale must not be expected to do it in individual cases, so that the offender will not escape.
Shall not he correct? - Shall he not chastise, or bring judgments on offenders?
He that teacheth man knowledge ... - The idea in our translation, that he who imparts knowledge to mankind must himself possess intelligence, is a true one, but it is probably not that which is in the original. The sense is probably merely that God is the great Teacher, and this is the impression which it is intended should be impressed on the mind, leaving the consequences of this to be supplied by the reader: "He that teaches man all the knowledge that he has!" - reflect on the consequences of this, or what must follow from this! Such a Being cannot be ignorant; he must understand all things; he must, therefore, see human conduct everywhere as it is. The consequence - the result - of this is staffed in the next verse, that he must see the thoughts of man, and understand his real character.
LibraryA Prayer for the Spirit of Devotion
6. O Lord my God, Thou art all my good, and who am I that I should dare to speak unto Thee? I am the very poorest of Thy servants, an abject worm, much poorer and more despicable than I know or dare to say. Nevertheless remember, O Lord, that I am nothing, I have nothing, and can do nothing. Thou only art good, just and holy; Thou canst do all things, art over all things, fillest all things, leaving empty only the sinner. Call to mind Thy tender mercies, and fill my heart with Thy grace, Thou …
Thomas A Kempis—Imitation of Christ
a survey of the third and closing discourse of the prophet
The Knowledge of God
The Chorus of Angels
Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth And makes us wiser than the birds of the heavens?'
You with Your own hand drove out the nations; Then You planted them; You afflicted the peoples, Then You spread them abroad.
For his God instructs and teaches him properly.
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