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 choose to contend with him, he cannot answer him, one of a thousand:
Wherefore, against him, hast thou contended? For, with none of his reasons, will he respond.
Whatsoever one may be, long ago, was he called by his name, and it is known that it is - Son of Earth, - he cannot, therefore, contend with one stronger than he.
Alas for him who contendeth with his Fashioner, - A potsherd, should contend with the potsherds of the ground! Shall it be said by the clay, unto him that is fashioning it, What wouldst thou make? Or, thy work say, of thee, He hath no hands?
At hand, is one who can justify me. Who will contend with me? let, us stand forth together, - Who can accuse me? let him draw near to me!
1 Corinthians 10:22
Or are we to provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we mightier than he?
With whom hath he taken counsel - And he hath given him intelligence, And instructed him in the path of justice, - And taught him knowledge, And in the way of intelligence, hath been giving him understanding?
1 Corinthians 2:16
For who hath come to know the mind of the Lord, that shall instruct him? But, we, have, the mind of Christ.
He that reproveth
Wherefore, in the womb, did I not die? From the womb, come forth and cease to breathe?
Am, I, a sea, or a sea-monster, - That thou shouldst set over me a watch?
For, with a tempest, would he fall upon me, and would multiply my wounds without need;
Is it seemly in thee, that thou shouldst oppress? that thou shouldst despise the labour of thine own hand, when, upon the counsel of the lawless, thou hast shone?
Thy hand - from off me, take thou far away, and, thy terror, let it not startle me!
For, now, my steps, thou countest, Thou wilt not pass over my sin:
GOD doth abandon me to him that is perverse, and, into the hands of the lawless, he throweth me headlong.
Know, then, that, God, hath overthrown me, and, within his net, enclosed me.
As GOD liveth who hath taken away my right, even the Almighty, who hath embittered my soul;
Thou art turned to become a cruel one unto me, With the might of thy hand, thou assailest me;
What occasion have ye, to be using this proverb, concerning the so of Israel, saying, - Fathers eat sour grapes, And the children's teeth are blunted?
And, having received it, they began to murmur against the householder, saying -
Thou wilt say to me, then - Why longer findeth he fault? For, his purpose, who hath withstood?
For who hath come to know the mind of the Lord? Or who hath become his counselor?
But, in very deed, oh that GOD would speak, that he would open his lips with thee: