Parallel Verses

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.

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!
He will not oppress justice and abundant righteousness,

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.

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

of justice
צדקה 
Ts@daqah 
Usage: 157

References

Hastings

Context Readings

Elihu Extols God's Majesty

22 Out of the north cometh golden splendor: God hath upon him terrible majesty. 23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out He is excellent in power; And in justice and plenteous righteousness he will not afflict. 24 Men do therefore fear him: He regardeth not any that are wise of heart.


Cross References

1 Timothy 6:16

who only hath immortality, dwelling in light unapproachable; whom no man hath seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power eternal. Amen.

Job 9:4

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: Who hath hardened himself against him, and prospered?-

Job 36:5

Behold, God is mighty, and despiseth not any: He is mighty in strength of understanding.

Job 11:7

Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

Psalm 99:4

The king's strength also loveth justice; Thou dost establish equity; Thou executest justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Romans 11:33

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and the knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past tracing out!

Job 8:3

Doth God pervert justice? Or doth the Almighty pervert righteousness?

Job 9:19

If we speak of strength, lo, he is mighty! And if of justice, Who,'saith he , will summon me?

Job 12:13

With God is wisdom and might; He hath counsel and understanding.

Job 16:7-17

But now he hath made me weary: Thou hast made desolate all my company.

Job 26:14

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?

Job 36:26

Behold, God is great, and we know him not; The number of his years is unsearchable.

Job 37:19

Teach us what we shall say unto him; For we cannot set our speech in order by reason of darkness.

Psalm 30:5

For his anger is but for a moment; His favor is for a life-time: Weeping may tarry for the night, But joy cometh in the morning.

Psalm 36:5-7

Thy lovingkindness, O Jehovah, is in the heavens; Thy faithfulness reacheth unto the skies.

Psalm 62:11

God hath spoken once, Twice have I heard this, That power belongeth unto God.

Psalm 65:6

Who by his strength setteth fast the mountains, Being girded about with might;

Psalm 66:3

Say unto God, How terrible are thy works! Through the greatness of thy power shall thine enemies submit themselves unto thee.

Psalm 93:1

Jehovah reigneth; he is clothed with majesty; Jehovah is clothed with strength; he hath girded himself therewith: The world also is established, that it cannot be moved.

Psalm 146:6-7

Who made heaven and earth, The sea, and all that in them is; Who keepeth truth for ever;

Proverbs 30:3-4

And I have not learned wisdom, Neither have I the knowledge of the Holy One.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He hath made everything beautiful in its time: also he hath set eternity in their heart, yet so that man cannot find out the work that God hath done from the beginning even to the end.

Isaiah 45:21

Declare ye, and bring it forth; yea, let them take counsel together: who hath showed this from ancient time? who hath declared it of old? have not I, Jehovah? and there is no God else besides me, a just God and a Saviour; there is none besides 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 pity he redeemed them; and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.

Lamentations 3:32-33

For though he cause grief, yet will he have compassion according to the multitude of his lovingkindnesses.

Ezekiel 18:23

Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked? saith the Lord Jehovah; and not rather that he should return from his way, and live?

Ezekiel 18:32

For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord Jehovah: wherefore turn yourselves, and live.

Matthew 6:13

And bring us not into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one.

Luke 10:22

All things have been delivered unto me of my Father: and no one knoweth who the Son is, save the Father; and who the Father is, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son willeth to reveal him .

Hebrews 12:10

For they indeed for a few days chastened us as seemed good to them; but he for our profit, that we may be partakers of his holiness.

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