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Job 36:26

    Job 36:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Behold, God is great, and we know him not; The number of his years is unsearchable.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Truly, God is great, greater than all our knowledge; the number of his years may not be searched out.

    Webster's Revision

    Behold, God is great, and we know him not; The number of his years is unsearchable.

    World English Bible

    Behold, God is great, and we don't know him. The number of his years is unsearchable.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 36:26

    God is great - He is omnipotent.

    We know him not - He is unsearchable.

    Neither can the number of his years be searched out - He is eternal.

    These three propositions are an ample foundation for endless disquisition. As to paraphrase and comment, they need none in this place; they are too profound, comprehensive, and sublime.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 36:26

    Behold, God is great, and we know him not - That is, we cannot fully comprehend him; see the notes at Job 11:7-9.

    Neither can the number of his years be searched out - That is, he is eternal. The object of what is said here is to impress the mind with a sense of the greatness of God, and with the folly of attempting fully to comprehend the reason of what he does. Man is of a few days, and it is presumption in him to sit in judgment on the doings of one who is from eternity. We may here remark that the doctrine that there is an Eternal Being presiding over the universe, was a doctrine fully held by the speakers in this book - a doctrine far in advance of all that philosophy ever taught, and which was unknown for ages in the lands on which the light of revelation never shone.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 36:26

    36:26 Neither - He is eternal, as in his being, so in all his counsels; which therefore must be infinitely above the comprehension of short - lived men.
    Book: Job