Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"Behold, these are the fringes of His ways; And how faint a word we hear of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?"

King James Version

Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Holman Bible

These are but the fringes of His ways;
how faint is the word we hear of Him!
Who can understand His mighty thunder?

International Standard Version

Indeed, these are the fringes of his ways, and how faint is the whisper we've heard of it! But who can comprehend the thunder of his might?"

A Conservative Version

Lo, these are but the periphery of his ways. And how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?

American Standard Version

Lo, these are but the outskirts of his ways: And how small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?

Amplified

Yet these are but [a small part of His doings] the outskirts of His ways or the mere fringes of His force, the faintest whisper of His voice! Who dares contemplate or who can understand the thunders of His full, magnificent power?

Bible in Basic English

See, these are only the outskirts of his ways; and how small is that which comes to our ears about him! But the thunder of his acts of power is outside all knowledge.

Darby Translation

Lo, these are the borders of his ways; but what a whisper of a word do we hear of him! And the thunder of his power, who can understand?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Behold, these are parts of his ways; but how little a portion have we heard of him? For the thunder of his power, who shall understand?

Julia Smith Translation

Behold these the ends of his ways; how transient a sound of the word was heard in him! and the thunder of his might who shall understand?

King James 2000

Lo, these are only parts of his ways: and how little a whisper is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Lexham Expanded Bible

Look, these [are] the outer fringes of his ways, and {how faint is the word} [that] we hear of him! But who can understand the thunder of his power?"

Modern King James verseion

Lo, these are the edges of His ways; but what a whisper of a word we hear of Him! And the thunder of His power who can understand?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

This is now a short sum of his doings. But who is able sufficiently to rehearse his works? Who can perceive and understand the thunder of his power?"

NET Bible

Indeed, these are but the outer fringes of his ways! How faint is the whisper we hear of him! But who can understand the thunder of his power?"

New Heart English Bible

Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways. How small a whisper do we hear of him. But the thunder of his power who can understand?"

The Emphasized Bible

Lo! these, are the fringes of his way, and what a whisper of a word hath been heard of him! But, the thunder of his might, who could understand?

Webster

Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

World English Bible

Behold, these are but the outskirts of his ways. How small a whisper do we hear of him! But the thunder of his power who can understand?"

Youngs Literal Translation

Lo, these are the borders of His way, And how little a matter is heard of Him, And the thunder of His might Who doth understand?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
קצה 
Qatsah 
Usage: 36

of his ways
דּרך 
Derek 
Usage: 704

but how little
שׁמץ 
Shemets 
Usage: 2

דּבר 
Dabar 
Usage: 1438

of him but the thunder
רעם 
Ra`am 
Usage: 6

of his power
גּבוּרה 
G@buwrah 
Usage: 61

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

God's Power Over Creation

13 "By His breath the heavens are cleared; His hand has pierced the fleeing serpent. 14 "Behold, these are the fringes of His ways; And how faint a word we hear of Him! But His mighty thunder, who can understand?"



Cross References

1 Samuel 2:10

"Those who contend with the LORD will be shattered; Against them He will thunder in the heavens, The LORD will judge the ends of the earth; And He will give strength to His king, And will exalt the horn of His anointed."

Job 4:12

"Now a word was brought to me stealthily, And my ear received a whisper of it.

Job 11:7-9

"Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?

Job 36:29

"Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, The thundering of His pavilion?

Job 40:9

"Or do you have an arm like God, And can you thunder with a voice like His?

Psalm 29:3

The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders, The LORD is over many waters.

Psalm 139:6

Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

Psalm 145:3

Great is the LORD, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable.

Isaiah 40:26-29

Lift up your eyes on high And see who has created these stars, The One who leads forth their host by number, He calls them all by name; Because of the greatness of His might and the strength of His power, Not one of them is missing.

Romans 11:33

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!

1 Corinthians 13:9-12

For we know in part and we prophesy in part;

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