Parallel Verses

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.

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.

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

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 Fair weather comes out of the north: with God is awesome majesty. 23 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. 24 Men do therefore fear him: he respects not any that are wise of heart.


Cross References

1 Timothy 6:16

Who only has immortality, dwelling in the light which no man can approach unto; whom no man has seen, nor can see: to whom be honor and power everlasting. Amen.

Job 9:4

He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and has prospered?

Job 36:5

Behold, God is mighty, and despises no one: he is mighty in strength and wisdom.

Job 11:7

Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the limits of the Almighty?

Psalm 99:4

The king's strength also loves justice; you do establish equity, you execute justice and righteousness in Jacob.

Romans 11:33

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

Job 8:3

Does God pervert judgment? or does the Almighty pervert justice?

Job 9:19

If I speak of strength, lo, he is strong: and if of justice, who shall set me a time to plead?

Job 12:13

With him is wisdom and strength, he has counsel and understanding.

Job 16:7-17

But now he has made me weary: you have made desolate all my company.

Job 26:14

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?

Job 36:26

Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

Job 37:19

Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech because of darkness.

Psalm 30:5

For his anger endures but for a moment; in his favor is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.

Psalm 36:5-7

Your mercy, O LORD, is in the heavens; and your faithfulness reaches unto the clouds.

Psalm 62:11

God has spoken once; twice have I heard this; that power belongs unto God.

Psalm 65:6

Who by his strength established the mountains; being girded with power:

Psalm 66:3

Say unto God, How awesome are you in your works! through the greatness of your power shall your enemies submit themselves unto you.

Psalm 93:1

The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, with which he has girded himself: the world also is established, that it cannot be moved.

Psalm 146:6-7

Who made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that is therein: who keeps truth forever:

Proverbs 30:3-4

I neither learned wisdom, nor have the knowledge of the holy.

Ecclesiastes 3:11

He has made every thing beautiful in its time: also he has put eternity in men's hearts, so that no man can find out the work that God does from the beginning to the end.

Isaiah 45:21

Tell and bring forth your case; yea, let them take counsel together: who has declared this from ancient time? who has told it from that time? have not I the LORD? and there is no other God besides me; a just God and a Savior; 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 bore them, and carried them all the days of old.

Lamentations 3:32-33

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

Ezekiel 18:23

Have I any pleasure at all that the wicked should die? says the Lord GOD: and not that he should turn from his ways, and live?

Ezekiel 18:32

For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dies, says the Lord GOD: therefore turn yourselves, and live.

Matthew 6:13

And lead us not 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 are delivered to me by my Father: and no man knows who the Son is, but the Father; and who the Father is, but the Son, and he to whom the Son will reveal him.

Hebrews 12:10

For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness.

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