New International Version
Yet you say, 'What does God know? Does he judge through such darkness?
King James Bible
And thou sayest, How doth God know? can he judge through the dark cloud?
Darby Bible Translation
And thou sayest, What doth God know? will he judge through the dark cloud?
World English Bible
You say, 'What does God know? Can he judge through the thick darkness?
Young's Literal Translation
And thou hast said, 'What -- hath God known? Through thickness doth He judge?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Is not God in the height of heaven? - It appears, from this and the following verses, that Eliphaz was attributing infidel and blasphemous speeches or sentiments to Job. As if he had said: "Thou allowest that there is a God, but thou sayest that he is infinitely exalted above the heavens and the stars, and that there is so much dense ether and thick cloud between his throne and the earth, that he can neither see it nor its inhabitants." These were sentiments which Job never held, and never uttered; but if a man be dressed in a bear's skin, he may be hunted and worried by his own dogs. Job's friends attribute falsities to him, and then dilate upon them, and draw inferences from them injurious to his character. Polemic writers, both in theology and politics, often act in this way.
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How. or, What. doth God know
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Understanding what the will of the Lord is.--EPH. 5:17. This is the will of God, even your sanctification.--Acquaint now thyself with him, and be at peace: thereby good shall come unto thee.--This is life eternal, that they might know thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.--We know that the Son of God is come, and hath given us an understanding, that we may know him that is true, and we are in him that is true, even in his Son Jesus Christ. This is the true God, and eternal …
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Whether all Things are under Divine Providence
Covenanting Enforced by the Grant of Covenant Signs and Seals.
Epistle xxxix. To Eulogius, Patriarch of Alexandria.
He says to himself, "God will never notice; he covers his face and never sees."
See what they spew from their mouths-- the words from their lips are sharp as swords, and they think, "Who can hear us?"
They encourage each other in evil plans, they talk about hiding their snares; they say, "Who will see it?"
They say, "How would God know? Does the Most High know anything?"
They say, "The LORD does not see; the God of Jacob takes no notice."
If I say, "Surely the darkness will hide me and the light become night around me,"
Woe to those who go to great depths to hide their plans from the LORD, who do their work in darkness and think, "Who sees us? Who will know?"
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