Job 9:12
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New International Version
If he snatches away, who can stop him? Who can say to him, 'What are you doing?'

King James Bible
Behold, he taketh away, who can hinder him? who will say unto him, What doest thou?

Darby Bible Translation
Behold, he taketh away: who will hinder him? Who will say unto him, What doest thou?

World English Bible
Behold, he snatches away. Who can hinder him? Who will ask him, 'What are you doing?'

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, He snatches away, who bringeth it back? Who saith unto Him, 'What dost Thou?'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He taketh away - He never gives, but he is ever lending: and while the gift is useful or is improved, he permits it to remain; but when it becomes useless or is misused, he recalls it.

Who can hinder him? - Literally, Who can cause him to restore it?

What doest thou? - He is supreme, and will give account of none of his matters. He is infinitely wise, and cannot mistake. He is infinitely kind, and can do nothing cruel. He is infinitely good, and can do nothing wrong. No one, therefore, should question either his motives or his operations.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

he taketh

Job 23:13 But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desires, even that he does.

Job 34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him?...

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven...

Ephesians 1:11 In whom also we have obtained an inheritance...

hinder him. Heb. turn him away

Job 11:10 If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?

What

Job 33:13 Why do you strive against him? for he gives not account of any of his matters.

Isaiah 45:9 Woe to him that strives with his Maker! Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth...

Jeremiah 18:6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? said the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter's hand...

Matthew 11:26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in your sight.

Matthew 20:15 Is it not lawful for me to do what I will with my own? Is your eye evil, because I am good?

Romans 9:18-20 Therefore has he mercy on whom he will have mercy, and whom he will he hardens...

Romans 11:34 For who has known the mind of the Lord? or who has been his counselor?

Library
March 16 Morning
What is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.--JAS. 4:14. My days are swifter than a post: they flee away, they see no good. They are passed away as the swift ships: as the eagle that hasteth to the prey.--Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep . . . in the morning they are like grass which groweth up. In the morning it flourisheth, and groweth up: in the evening it is cut down, and withereth.--Man that is born of a woman
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

A Blow at Self-Righteousness
The sermon of this morning is intended to be another blow against our self-righteousness. If it will not die, at least let us spare no arrows against it; let us draw the bow, and if the shaft cannot penetrate its heart, it may at least stick in its flesh and help to worry it to its grave. I. Endeavouring to keep close to my text, I shall start with this first point--that THE PLEA OF SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS CONTRADICTS ITSELF. "If I justify myself, mine own mouth shall condemn me." Come, friend, thou who
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 7: 1861

Whether Doubts Should be Interpreted for the Best?
Objection 1: It would seem that doubts should not be interpreted for the best. Because we should judge from what happens for the most part. But it happens for the most part that evil is done, since "the number of fools is infinite" (Eccles. 1:15), "for the imagination and thought of man's heart are prone to evil from his youth" (Gn. 8:21). Therefore doubts should be interpreted for the worst rather than for the best. Objection 2: Further, Augustine says (De Doctr. Christ. i, 27) that "he leads a
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Later English Reformers
While Luther was opening a closed Bible to the people of Germany, Tyndale was impelled by the Spirit of God to do the same for England. Wycliffe's Bible had been translated from the Latin text, which contained many errors. It had never been printed, and the cost of manuscript copies was so great that few but wealthy men or nobles could procure it; and, furthermore, being strictly proscribed by the church, it had had a comparatively narrow circulation. In 1516, a year before the appearance of Luther's
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Romans 9:19
One of you will say to me: "Then why does God still blame us? For who is able to resist his will?"

Job 10:7
though you know that I am not guilty and that no one can rescue me from your hand?

Job 11:10
"If he comes along and confines you in prison and convenes a court, who can oppose him?

Ecclesiastes 8:4
Since a king's word is supreme, who can say to him, "What are you doing?"

Isaiah 43:13
Yes, and from ancient days I am he. No one can deliver out of my hand. When I act, who can reverse it?"

Isaiah 45:9
"Woe to those who quarrel with their Maker, those who are nothing but potsherds among the potsherds on the ground. Does the clay say to the potter, 'What are you making?' Does your work say, 'The potter has no hands'?

Daniel 4:35
All the peoples of the earth are regarded as nothing. He does as he pleases with the powers of heaven and the peoples of the earth. No one can hold back his hand or say to him: "What have you done?"

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