Job 35:5
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English Standard Version
Look at the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds, which are higher than you.

King James Bible
Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

American Standard Version
Look unto the heavens, and see; And behold the skies, which are higher than thou.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Look up to heaven and see, and behold the sky, that it is higher than thee.

English Revised Version
Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the skies, which are higher than thou.

Webster's Bible Translation
Look to the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

Job 35:5 Parallel
Commentary
Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

33 Shall He recompense it as thou wilt? For thou hast found fault,

So that thou hast to determine, not I,

And what thou knowest speak out!

34 Men of understanding will say to me,

And a wise man who listeneth to me:

35 "Job speaketh without knowledge,

"And his words are without intelligence."

36 O would that Job were proved to the extreme

On account of his answers after the manner of evil men;

37 For he addeth transgression to his sin,

Among us he clappeth

And multiplieth his speeches against God.

The question put to Job, whether then from him or according to his idea (עם in מעמּך as Job 23:10; Job 27:11, which see) shall God recompense it (viz., as this "it" is to be understood according to Job 34:32: man's evil-doing and actions in general), Elihu proves from this, that Job has despised (shown himself discontented with it) the divine mode of recompense, so that therefore (this second כּי signifies also nam, but is, because extending further on account of the first, according to the sense equivalent to ita ut) he has to choose (seek out) another mode of recompense, not Elihu (who is perfectly satisfied with the mode with which history furnishes us); which is then followed by the challenge (דּבּר not infin., but as Job 33:32): what (more corresponding to just retribution) thou knowest, speak out then! Elihu on his part knows that he does not stand alone against Job, the censurer of the divine government of the world, but that men of heart (understanding) and (every) wise man who listens to him will coincide with him in the opinion that Job's talk is devoid of knowledge and intelligence (on the form of writing השׂכּיל as Jeremiah 3:15, vid., Ges. 53, rem. 2).

In Job 34:36 we will for the present leave the meaning of אבי undecided; יבּחן is certainly intended as optative: let Job be tried to the extreme or last, i.e., let his trial by affliction continue until the matter is decided (comp. Habakkuk 1:4), on account of the opposition among men of iniquity, i.e., after the manner of such (on this Beth of association comp. בּקּשׁשׁים, Job 36:14), for to חטּאת, by which the purpose of his affliction is to be cleared up, he adds פּשׁע, viz., the wickedness of blasphemous speeches: among us (therefore without fear) he claps (viz., his hands scornfully together, יספּוק only here thus absolute instead of ישׂפּק כּפּיו fo dae, Job 27:23, comp. בשׂפק Job 36:18 with ספקו Job 20:22)

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Job 35:5 Parallel Commentaries

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Job 22:12 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

Job 25:5,6 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, the stars are not pure in his sight...

Job 36:26-33 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out...

Job 37:1-5,22,23 At this also my heart trembles, and is moved out of his place...

1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain you...

Psalm 8:3,4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained...

Isaiah 40:22,23 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers...

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

the clouds

Job 36:29 Also can any understand the spreading of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

Job 37:16 Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...

Cross References
Genesis 15:5
And he brought him outside and said, "Look toward heaven, and number the stars, if you are able to number them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."

Job 11:8
It is higher than heaven--what can you do? Deeper than Sheol--what can you know?

Job 22:12
"Is not God high in the heavens? See the highest stars, how lofty they are!

Job 35:4
I will answer you and your friends with you.

Psalm 8:3
When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

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