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Job 9:11

    Job 9:11 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    See, he goes by me, and I see him not: he passes on also, but I perceive him not.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: He passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    See, he goes past me and I see him not: he goes on before, but I have no knowledge of him.

    Webster's Revision

    Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: He passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

    World English Bible

    Behold, he goes by me, and I don't see him. He passes on also, but I don't perceive him.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not: he passeth on also, but I perceive him not.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 9:11

    Lo, he goeth by me, and I see him not - He is incomprehensible in all his ways, and in all his works; and he must be so it he be God, and work as God; for his own nature and his operations are past finding out.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 9:11

    Lo, he goeth by me - That is, he passes along - as in the silent movements of the heavenly bodies. "I see the evidence of his existence. I can see that God must be there - moving along by me in the orbs of night and in the march of the constellations, but I cannot see God himself. He passes by, or rather he passes over me (עלי ‛ālay), as in the majestic movement of the heavenly bodies over my head." This is, I think, the idea, and the image is exceedingly poetic and beautiful. The heavens are seen to move in silent grandeur. The northern constellation rolls around the pole. The others move on as a marshalled army. They go in silent and solemn order, and God must be there. But, says Job, I cannot see him. I can feel that he must be there, and I look out on the heavens to see him, but my eyes fail, and I cannot behold him. He passes on, and I see him not. Who has ever looked upon the heavens in the still night, and seen the silent grandeur of such movements of the heavenly host, without some such feeling - some emotion of inexpressible awe - as if he, if I may so express it, COULD ALMOST SEE GOD?

    Wesley's Notes on Job 9:11

    9:11 Goeth - He works by his providence in ways of mercy or judgment. Passeth - He goeth from place to place: from one action to another: he speaks of God after the manner of men.
    Book: Job