Job 11:7
New International Version
“Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?

New Living Translation
“Can you solve the mysteries of God? Can you discover everything about the Almighty?

English Standard Version
“Can you find out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limit of the Almighty?

Berean Study Bible
Can you fathom the deep things of God or discover the limits of the Almighty?

King James Bible
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

New King James Version
“Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty?

New American Standard Bible
“Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?

NASB 1995
“Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?

NASB 1977
“Can you discover the depths of God? Can you discover the limits of the Almighty?

Amplified Bible
“Can you discover the depths of God? Can you [by searching] discover the limits of the Almighty [ascend to His heights, extend to His widths, and comprehend His infinite perfection]?

Christian Standard Bible
Can you fathom the depths of God or discover the limits of the Almighty?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can you fathom the depths of God or discover the limits of the Almighty?

American Standard Version
Canst thou by searching find out God? Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Can you know the declaration of God, or can you stand at the uttermost limit of The Almighty?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wilt thou find out the traces of the Lord? or hast thou come to the end of that which the Almighty has made?

Contemporary English Version
Can you understand the mysteries surrounding God All-Powerful?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Peradventure thou wilt comprehend the steps of God, and wilt find out the Almighty perfectly?

English Revised Version
Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

Good News Translation
Can you discover the limits and bounds of the greatness and power of God?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Can you discover God's hidden secrets, or are you able to find the Almighty's limits?

International Standard Version
"Can you search through God's complex things? Can you uncover the limits of the Almighty?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Canst thou find out the deep things of God? Canst thou attain unto the purpose of the Almighty?

Literal Standard Version
Do you find out God by searching? To perfection find out the Mighty One?

NET Bible
"Can you discover the essence of God? Can you find out the perfection of the Almighty?

New Heart English Bible
"Can you fathom the mystery of God? Or can you probe the limits of Shaddai?

World English Bible
"Can you fathom the mystery of God? Or can you probe the limits of the Almighty?

Young's Literal Translation
By searching dost thou find out God? Unto perfection find out the Mighty One?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Zophar Rebukes Job
6and disclose to you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom has two sides. Know then that God exacts from you less than your iniquity deserves. 7Can you fathom the deep things of God or discover the limits of the Almighty? 8They are higher than the heavens—what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol—what can you know?…

Cross References
Romans 11:33
O, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments, and untraceable His ways!

Job 22:12
Is not God as high as the heavens? Look at the highest stars, how lofty they are!

Job 33:12
Behold, you are not right in this matter. I will answer you, for God is greater than man.

Job 33:13
Why do you complain to Him that He answers nothing a man asks?

Job 36:26
Indeed, God is great--beyond our knowledge; the number of His years is unsearchable.

Job 37:5
God thunders wondrously with His voice; He does great things we cannot comprehend.

Job 37:23
The Almighty is beyond our reach; He is exalted in power! In His justice and great righteousness He does not oppress.


Treasury of Scripture

Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection?

Canst

Job 5:9
Which doeth great things and unsearchable; marvellous things without number:

Job 26:14
Lo, 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: he will not afflict.









(7) Canst thou by searching find out God? Literally, Canst thou attain to the searching out of God?

Verse 7. - Canst thou by searching find out God? literally, Canst thou attain to the searching out of God? Canst thou suppose, that is, that, whatever thy wisdom, learning, subtlety, sagacity, power of insight, thou wilt be able to search out and fully know the character, attributes, modes of thought and action, of the Most High? No. In one sense, all men do well to profess them. selves "Agnostics" - not that they can know nothing of God, but that they can never know him fully, never exhaust the knowledge of him. As the apostle says, "O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God l how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord? or who hath been his counsellor?" (Romans 11:33, 34). Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? rather. Canst thou attain to the perfection of the Almighty? understand, i.e., his inconceivable perfectness.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Can you fathom
תִּמְצָ֑א (tim·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

the deep things
הַחֵ֣קֶר (ha·ḥê·qer)
Article | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 2714: A searching, a thing (to be) searched out

of God
אֱל֣וֹהַ (’ĕ·lō·w·ha)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 433: God -- a deity, the Deity

or
אִ֤ם (’im)
Conjunction
Strong's 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

discover
תִּמְצָֽא׃ (tim·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

the limits
תַּכְלִ֖ית (taḵ·lîṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 8503: Completion, an extremity

of the Almighty?
שַׁדַּ֣י (šad·day)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 7706: The Almighty


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