New International Version
or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.
King James Bible
Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee: and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach thee; and the fishes of the sea shall declare unto thee.
World English Bible
Or speak to the earth, and it shall teach you. The fish of the sea shall declare to you.
Young's Literal Translation
Or talk to the earth, and it sheweth thee, And fishes of the sea recount to thee:
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But ask now the beasts, and they shall teach thee - Mr. Good's paraphrase here is very just: "Why tell ye me that the Almighty hath brought this calamity upon me? Every thing in nature, the beasts of the field, the fowls of the heaven, every inhabitant of earth and sea, and every thing that befalls them, are the work of his hands; and every thing feels and acknowledges him to be the universal Creator and Controller. It is the common doctrine of all nature; but to apply it as ye would apply it to me, and to assert that I am suffering from being guilty of hypocrisy, is equally impertinent. He ordains every thing in wisdom as well as in power; but why events happen as they happen, why good and evil are promiscuously scattered throughout nature or human life, ye are as ignorant of as myself."
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether, for Salvation, it is Necessary to Believe Anything which is Beyond Natural Reason
Whether, for Salvation, it is Necessary to Believe Anything which is Beyond Natural Reason We proceed to the third article thus: 1. It seems that for salvation it is not necessary to believe anything which is beyond natural reason. For it seems that what naturally belongs to a thing is sufficient for its salvation and perfection. Now the things of faith are beyond natural reason, since they are unseen, as was said in Q. 1, Art. 4. To believe in them is therefore unnecessary for salvation. 2. Again, …
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"But ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you;
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