Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
He that reproveth
If he be pleased to contend with him, He cannot answer him one of a thousand.
Why dost thou strive against him, For that he giveth not account of any of his matters?
Whatsoever hath been, the name thereof was given long ago; and it is know what man is; neither can he contend with him that is mightier than he.
Woe unto him that striveth with his Maker! a potsherd among the potsherds of the earth! Shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
He is near that justifieth me; who will content with me? let us stand up together: who is mine adversary? let him come near to me.
1 Corinthians 10:22
Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? are we stronger than he?
With whom took he counsel, and who instructed him, and taught him in the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and showed to him the way of understanding?
1 Corinthians 2:16
For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he should instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.
He that reproveth
Why died I not from the womb? Why did I not give up the ghost when my mother bare me?
Am I a sea, or a sea-monster, That thou settest a watch over me?
For he breaketh me with a tempest, And multiplieth my wounds without cause.
Is it good unto thee that thou shouldest oppress, That thou shouldest despise the work of thy hands, And shine upon the counsel of the wicked?
Withdraw thy hand far from me; And let not thy terror make me afraid.
But now thou numberest my steps: Dost thou not watch over my sin?
God delivereth me to the ungodly, And casteth me into the hands of the wicked.
Know now that God hath subverted me in my cause , And hath compassed me with his net.
As God liveth, who hath taken away my right, And the Almighty, who hath vexed my soul:
Thou art turned to be cruel to me; With the might of thy hand thou persecutest me.
What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge?
And when they received it, they murmured against the householder,
Thou wilt say then unto me, Why doth he still find fault? For who withstandeth his will?
For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?
But oh that God would speak, And open his lips against thee,