New Living Translation
"Have any of these prophets been in the LORD's presence to hear what he is really saying? Has even one of them cared enough to listen?
King James Bible
For who hath stood in the counsel of the LORD, and hath perceived and heard his word? who hath marked his word, and heard it?
Darby Bible Translation
For who hath stood in the council of Jehovah, so that he hath perceived and heard his word? who hath hearkened to his word and listened?
World English Bible
For who has stood in the council of Yahweh, that he should perceive and hear his word? who has marked my word, and heard it?
Young's Literal Translation
For who hath stood in the counsel of Jehovah, And seeth and heareth His word? Who hath regarded My word, and hearkeneth?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
23:18 For who - Which of those prophets, that prophesy such terrible things against this city is a privy - counsellor to God? The words seem to be the words of the false prophets.
Q-6. HOW MANY PERSONS ARE THERE IN THE GODHEAD? A: Three persons, yet but one God. 'There are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost, and these three are one.' I John 5:5. God is but one, yet are there three distinct persons subsisting in one Godhead. This is a sacred mystery, which the light within man could never have discovered. As the two natures in Christ, yet but one person, is a wonder; so three persons, yet but one Godhead. Here is a great deep, the Father …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
The Nature of Spiritual Hunger
A vision of the King.
1 Corinthians 2:16
For, "Who can know the LORD's thoughts? Who knows enough to teach him?" But we understand these things, for we have the mind of Christ.
Were you listening at God's secret council? Do you have a monopoly on wisdom?
What do you know that we don't? What do you understand that we do not?
Mark this well, Job. Listen to me, for I have more to say.
If they had stood before me and listened to me, they would have spoken my words, and they would have turned my people from their evil ways and deeds.
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