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Job 15:25

    Job 15:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    For he stretcheth out his hand against God, and strengtheneth himself against the Almighty.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    For he stretches out his hand against God, and strengthens himself against the Almighty.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Because he hath stretched out his hand against God, And behaveth himself proudly against the Almighty;

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Because his hand is stretched out against God, and his heart is lifted up against the Ruler of all,

    Webster's Revision

    Because he hath stretched out his hand against God, And behaveth himself proudly against the Almighty;

    World English Bible

    Because he has stretched out his hand against God, and behaves himself proudly against the Almighty;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Because he hath stretched out his hand against God, and behaveth himself proudly against the Almighty;

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 15:25

    He stretcheth out his hand against God - While in power he thought himself supreme. He not only did not acknowledge God, by whom kings reign, but stretched out his hand - used his power, not to protect, but to oppress those over whom he had supreme rule; and thus strengthened himself against the Almighty.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 15:25

    For he stretcheth out his hand against God - The hand is stretched out for battle. It wields the spear or the sword against an enemy. The idea here is, that the wicked man makes God an adversary. He does not contend with his fellow-man, with fate, with the elements, with evil angels, but with God. His opponent is an Almighty Being, and he cannot prevail against him; compare the notes at Isaiah 27:4.

    And strengtheneth himself - As an army does that throws up a rampart, or constructs a fortification. The whole image here is taken from the practice of war; and the sense is, that a wicked man is really making war on the Almighty, and that in that war he must be vanquished; compare Job 9:4.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 15:25

    15:25 For - Now he gives the reason of all the fore - mentioned calamities, which was his great wickedness. Against God - He sinned against God with an high hand. The Almighty - Which aggravates the madness of this poor worm that durst fight against the omnipotent God.
    Book: Job