Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Wise in heart, and alert in vigour, What man hath hardened himself against him, and prospered!
Because he had stretched out - against GOD - his hand, and, against the Almighty, had been wont to behave himself proudly;
But if, an arm like GOD, thou hast, and, with a voice like his, thou canst thunder,
Shall the axe boast itself against him that heweth therewith? Or, the saw, magnify itself, against him that wieldeth it? As if a rod, could wield, them who lift it up! As if a staff, could raise, what is, not wood!
O Yahweh though thy hand be lifted up, - yet do they not see, Would they might see - and turn pale at a peoples zeal, - Surely, the fire of thine enemies, must consume them!
Whom, hast thou reproached and insulted? And, against whom, hast thou lifted high thy voice? Yea thou hast proudly raised thine eyes, against the Holy One of Israel.
Alas for him who contendeth with his Fashioner, - A potsherd, should contend with the potsherds of the ground! Shall it be said by the clay, unto him that is fashioning it, What wouldst thou make? Or, thy work say, of thee, He hath no hands?
And, instantly, there smote him, a messenger of the Lord, because he gave not the glory unto God; and, becoming worm-eaten, he expired.
1 Corinthians 10:22
Or are we to provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we mightier than he?