Job 37:23
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New Living Translation
We cannot imagine the power of the Almighty; but even though he is just and righteous, he does not destroy us.

King James Bible
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

Darby Bible Translation
The Almighty, we cannot find him out: excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundance of justice, he doth not afflict.

World English Bible
We can't reach the Almighty. He is exalted in power. In justice and great righteousness, he will not oppress.

Young's Literal Translation
The Mighty! we have not found Him out, High in power and judgment, He doth not answer! And abundant in righteousness,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

37:23 Find - We cannot comprehend him: his power, wisdom, justice, and his counsels proceeding from them are past our finding out. Power - Therefore as he doth not need any unrighteous action to advance himself, so he cannot do it, because all such things are acts of weakness. Judgment - In the just administration of judgment, he never did, nor can exercise that power unjustly, as Job seemed to insinuate. Afflict - Without just cause.

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Library
A Treatise of the Fear of God;
SHOWING WHAT IT IS, AND HOW DISTINGUISHED FROM THAT WHICH IS NOT SO. ALSO, WHENCE IT COMES; WHO HAS IT; WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS; AND WHAT THE PRIVILEGES OF THOSE THAT HAVE IT IN THEIR HEARTS. London: Printed for N. Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, over against the Stocks market: 1679. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and "a fountain of life"--the foundation on which all wisdom rests, as well as the source from whence it emanates. Upon a principle
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Job
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Romans 11:33
Oh, how great are God's riches and wisdom and knowledge! How impossible it is for us to understand his decisions and his ways!

1 Timothy 6:16
He alone can never die, and he lives in light so brilliant that no human can approach him. No human eye has ever seen him, nor ever will. All honor and power to him forever! Amen.

Job 8:3
Does God twist justice? Does the Almighty twist what is right?

Job 9:4
For God is so wise and so mighty. Who has ever challenged him successfully?

Job 11:7
"Can you solve the mysteries of God? Can you discover everything about the Almighty?

Job 11:8
Such knowledge is higher than the heavens--and who are you? It is deeper than the underworld--what do you know?

Job 25:2
"God is powerful and dreadful. He enforces peace in the heavens.

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