New International Version
Though the pride of the godless person reaches to the heavens and his head touches the clouds,
King James Bible
Though his excellency mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds;
Darby Bible Translation
Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach unto the clouds,
World English Bible
Though his height mount up to the heavens, and his head reach to the clouds,
Young's Literal Translation
Though his excellency go up to the heavens, And his head against a cloud he strike --
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Though his excellency mount up to the heavens - Probably referring to the original state of Adam, of whose fall he appears to have spoken, Job 20:4. He was created in the image of God; but by his sin against his Maker he fell into wretchedness, misery, death, and destruction.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
clouds. Heb. cloud
LibraryJune 9 Evening
The triumphing of the wicked is short.--JOB 20:5. Thou shalt bruise his heel.--This is your hour, and the power of darkness.--As the children are partakers of flesh and blood he also himself likewise took part of the same; that through death he might destroy him that had the power of death, that is, the devil.--Having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it. Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
You said in your heart, "I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon.
I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High."
Even if Babylon ascends to the heavens and fortifies her lofty stronghold, I will send destroyers against her," declares the LORD.
The pride of your heart has deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks and make your home on the heights, you who say to yourself, 'Who can bring me down to the ground?'
Though you soar like the eagle and make your nest among the stars, from there I will bring you down," declares the LORD.
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