Job 36:26
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English Standard Version
Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.

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

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

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold, God is great, exceeding our knowledge : the number of his years is inestimable.

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

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

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Elihu calls upon Job to consider the uselessness of his vehement contending with God, and then warns him against his dreadful provocation of divine judgment: ne anheles (Job 7:2) noctem illam (with the emphatic art.) sublaturam populos loco suo. לעלות is equivalent to futuram (ההוה or העתידה) ut tollat equals sublaturam (vid., on Job 5:11, לשׂוּם, collocaturus; Job 30:6, לשׁכּן, habitandum est), syncopated from להעלות, in the sense of Psalm 102:25; and תּחתּם signifies, as Job 40:12 (comp. on Habakkuk 3:16), nothing but that just where they are, firmly fixed without the possibility of escape, they are deprived of being. If whole peoples are overtaken by such a fate, how much less shall the individual be able to escape it! And yet Job presses forward on to the tribunal of the terrible Judge, instead of humbling himself under His mighty hand. Oh that in time he would shrink back from this absolute wickedness (און), for he has given it the preference before עני, quiet, resigned endurance. בּחר על signifies, 2 Samuel 19:39, to choose to lay anything on any one; here as בחר בּ, elsewhere to extend one's choice to something, to make something an object of choice; perhaps also under the influence of the phrase התענּג על, and similar phrases. The construction is remarkable, since one would sooner have expected על־עני זה בחרת, hanc elegisti prae toleratione.

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God

Job 37:5 God thunders marvelously with his voice; great things does he, which we cannot comprehend.

Psalm 145:3 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness is unsearchable.

we

Job 11:7-9 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection...

Job 26:14 See, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice...

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

neither

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever you had formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting...

Psalm 102:24-27 I said, O my God, take me not away in the middle of my days: your years are throughout all generations...

Hebrews 1:12 And as a clothing shall you fold them up, and they shall be changed: but you are the same, and your years shall not fail.

2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.

Cross References
1 Corinthians 13:12
For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

Hebrews 1:12
like a robe you will roll them up, like a garment they will be changed. But you are the same, and your years will have no end."

Job 10:5
Are your days as the days of man, or your years as a man's years,

Job 11:7
"Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?

Job 36:25
All mankind has looked on it; man beholds it from afar.

Job 36:27
For he draws up the drops of water; they distill his mist in rain,

Job 37:23
The Almighty--we cannot find him; he is great in power; justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.

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