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Job 36:25

    Job 36:25 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    All men have looked thereon; Man beholdeth it afar off.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    All people are looking on it; man sees it from far.

    Webster's Revision

    All men have looked thereon; Man beholdeth it afar off.

    World English Bible

    All men have looked thereon. Man sees it afar off.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    All men have looked thereon; man beholdeth it afar off.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 36:25

    Every man may see it - He who says he can examine the earth with a philosophic eye, and the heavens with the eye of an astronomer, and yet says he cannot see in them a system of infinite skill and contrivance, must be ignorant of science, or lie against his conscience, and be utterly unworthy of confidence or respect.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 36:25

    Every man may see it - That is, every man may look on the visible creation, and see proofs there of the wisdom and greatness of God. All may look on the sun, the moon, the stars; all may behold the tempest and the storm; all may see the lightning and the rain, and may form some conception of the majesty of the Most High. The idea of Elihu here is, that every man might trace the evidences that God is great in his works.

    Man may behold it afar off - His works are so great and glorious that they make an impression even at a vast distance. Though we are separated from them by a space which surpasses the power of computation, yet they are so great that they fill the mind with vast conceptions of the majesty and glory of their Maker. This is true of the heavenly bodies; and the more we learn of their immense distances from us, the more is the mind impressed with the greatness and glory of the visible creation.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 36:25

    36:25 It - The power, and wisdom, and greatness of God are so manifest in all his works, that all who are not stupid, must see and acknowledge it. Afar off - The works of God are so great and conspicuous, that they may be seen at a great distance. Hence Elihu proceeds to give some instances, in the works of nature and common providence. His general aim is to shew, That God is the first cause and supreme director of all the creatures; whom therefore we ought with all humility and reverence to adore, That it is presumption in us to prescribe to him in his special providence toward men, when the operations even of common providence about the meteors, are so mysterious and unaccountable.
    Book: Job