Job 26:9
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New International Version
He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it.

King James Bible
He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.

Darby Bible Translation
He covereth the face of his throne, he spreadeth his cloud upon it.

World English Bible
He encloses the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud on it.

Young's Literal Translation
Taking hold of the face of the throne, Spreading over it His cloud.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He holdeth back the face of his throne - Though all these are most elegant effects of an omniscient and almighty power, yet the great Agent is not personally discoverable; he dwelleth in light unapproachable, and in mercy hides himself from the view of his creatures. The words, however may refer to those obscurations of the face of heaven, and the hiding of the body of the sun, when the atmosphere is laden with dense vapours, and the rain begins to be poured down on the earth.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Exodus 20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God was.

Exodus 33:20-23 And he said, You can not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live...

Exodus 34:3 And no man shall come up with you, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount...

1 Kings 8:12 Then spoke Solomon, The LORD said that he would dwell in the thick darkness.

Psalm 97:2 Clouds and darkness are round about him: righteousness and judgment are the habitation of his throne.

Habakkuk 3:3-5 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise...

1 Timothy 6:16 Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach to; whom no man has seen, nor can see...

Mosaic Cosmogony.
ON the revival of science in the 16th century, some of the earliest conclusions at which philosophers arrived were found to be at variance with popular and long-established belief. The Ptolemaic system of astronomy, which had then full possession of the minds of men, contemplated the whole visible universe from the earth as the immovable centre of things. Copernicus changed the point of view, and placing the beholder in the sun, at once reduced the earth to an inconspicuous globule, a merely subordinate
Frederick Temple—Essays and Reviews: The Education of the World

Whether the virtues of Heaven Will be Moved when Our Lord Shall Come?
Objection 1: It would seem that the virtues of heaven will not be moved when our Lord shall come. For the virtues of heaven can de. note only the blessed angels. Now immobility is essential to blessedness. Therefore it will be impossible for them to be moved. Objection 2: Further, ignorance is the cause of wonder (Metaph. i, 2). Now ignorance, like fear, is far from the angels, for as Gregory says (Dial. iv, 33; Moral. ii, 3), "what do they not see, who see Him Who sees all." Therefore it will be
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Christian Perfection
"Not as though I had already attained, either were already perfect." Phil. 3:12. 1. There is scarce any expression in Holy Writ which has given more offence than this. The word perfect is what many cannot bear. The very sound of it is an abomination to them. And whosoever preaches perfection (as the phrase is,) that is, asserts that it is attainable in this life, runs great hazard of being accounted by them worse than a heathen man or a publican. 2. And hence some have advised, wholly to lay aside
John Wesley—Sermons on Several Occasions

Of Creation
Heb. xi. 3.--"Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear."--Gen. i. 1. "In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth." We are come down from the Lord's purposes and decrees to the execution of them, which is partly in the works of creation and partly in the works of providence. The Lord having resolved upon it to manifest his own glory did in that due and predeterminate time apply his
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Cross References
Job 22:14
Thick clouds veil him, so he does not see us as he goes about in the vaulted heavens.'

Psalm 97:2
Clouds and thick darkness surround him; righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.

Psalm 105:39
He spread out a cloud as a covering, and a fire to give light at night.

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