Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

"The Almighty--we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.

King James Version

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.

Holman Bible

The Almighty-we cannot reach Him- He is exalted in power! In His justice and righteousness, He will not oppress.

International Standard Version

We cannot find the Almighty he is majestic in power and justice, and overflowing with righteousness; he never oppresses.

A Conservative Version

[O] the Almighty, we cannot find him out. He is excellent in power. And in justice and abundant righteousness he will not afflict.

American Standard Version

Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out He is excellent in power; And in justice and plenteous righteousness he will not afflict.

Amplified

Touching the Almighty, we cannot find Him out; He is excellent in power; and to justice and plenteous righteousness He does no violence [He will disregard no right].

Bible in Basic English

There is no searching out of the Ruler of all: his strength and his judging are great; he is full of righteousness, doing no wrong.

Darby Translation

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

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out; he is excellent in power and in judgment, and in plenty of righteousness he will not afflict.

Julia Smith Translation

The Almighty we found not: great of power and judgment, and much justice, he will not afflict

King James 2000

As for the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundant justice: he will not afflict.

Lexham Expanded Bible

[As for] Shaddai, we cannot attain him; [he is] exalted [in] power, and he does not oppress justice and abundant righteousness.

Modern King James verseion

The Almighty, whom we cannot find out, is exalted in power; and to judgment and overflowing righteousness He does no violence.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

It is not we that can find out the Almighty: for in power, equity, and righteousness, he is higher than can be expressed.

NET Bible

As for the Almighty, we cannot attain to him! He is great in power, but justice and abundant righteousness he does not oppress.

New Heart English Bible

We can't reach Shaddai. He is exalted in power. In justice and great righteousness, he will not oppress.

The Emphasized Bible

The Almighty, whom we have not fully found out, is great in vigour, - Neither, justice nor abounding righteousness, will he weaken.

Webster

Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in abundance of justice: he will 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.

Youngs Literal Translation

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

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
שׁדּי 
Shadday 
Usage: 48

מצא 
Matsa' 
Usage: 455

he is excellent
שׂגּיא 
Saggiy' 
Usage: 2

in power
כּוח כּח 
Koach 
Usage: 126

and in judgment
משׁפּט 
Mishpat 
Usage: 421

צדקה 
Ts@daqah 
Usage: 157

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Elihu Extols God's Majesty

22 "Out of the north comes golden splendor; Around God is awesome majesty. 23 "The Almighty--we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness. 24 "Therefore men fear Him; He does not regard any who are wise of heart."


Cross References

1 Timothy 6:16

who alone possesses immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see To Him be honor and eternal dominion! Amen.

Job 9:4

"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?

Job 36:5

"Behold, God is mighty but does not despise any; He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Job 11:7

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

Psalm 99:4

The strength of the King loves justice; You have established equity; You have executed justice and righteousness in Jacob.

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!

Job 8:3

"Does God pervert justice? Or does the Almighty pervert what is right?

Job 9:19

"If it is a matter of power, behold, He is the strong one! And if it is a matter of justice, who can summon Him?

Job 12:13

"With Him are wisdom and might; To Him belong counsel and understanding.

Job 16:7-17

"But now He has exhausted me; You have laid waste all my company.

Job 26:14

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

Job 36:26

"Behold, God is exalted, and we do not know Him; The number of His years is unsearchable.

Job 37:19

"Teach us what we shall say to Him; We cannot arrange our case because of darkness.

Psalm 30:5

For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime; Weeping may last for the night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 36:5-7

Your lovingkindness, O LORD, extends to the heavens, Your faithfulness reaches to the skies.

Psalm 62:11

Once God has spoken; Twice I have heard this: That power belongs to God;

Psalm 65:6

Who establishes the mountains by His strength, Being girded with might;

Psalm 66:3

Say to God, "How awesome are Your works! Because of the greatness of Your power Your enemies will give feigned obedience to You.

Psalm 93:1

The LORD reigns, He is clothed with majesty; The LORD has clothed and girded Himself with strength; Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.

Psalm 146:6-7

Who made heaven and earth, The sea and all that is in them; Who keeps faith forever;

Proverbs 30:3-4

Neither have I learned wisdom, Nor do I have the knowledge of the Holy One.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made everything appropriate in its time He has also set eternity in their heart, yet so that man will not find out the work which God has done from the beginning even to the end.

Isaiah 45:21

"Declare and set forth your case; Indeed, let them consult together Who has announced this from of old? Who has long since declared it? Is it not I, the LORD? And there is no other God besides Me, A righteous God and a Savior; There is none except Me.

Isaiah 63:9

In all their affliction He was afflicted, And the angel of His presence saved them; In His love and in His mercy He redeemed them, And He lifted them and carried them all the days of old.

Lamentations 3:32-33

For if He causes grief, Then He will have compassion According to His abundant lovingkindness.

Ezekiel 18:23

"Do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked," declares the Lord GOD, "rather than that he should turn from his ways and live?

Ezekiel 18:32

"For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies," declares the Lord GOD. "Therefore, repent and live."

Matthew 6:13

'And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.]'

Luke 10:22

"All things have been handed over to Me by My Father, and no one knows who the Son is except the Father, and who the Father is except the Son, and anyone to whom the Son wills to reveal Him."

Hebrews 12:10

For they disciplined us for a short time as seemed best to them, but He disciplines us for our good, so that we may share His holiness.

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