New American Standard Bible
"God understands its way, And He knows its place.
King James Bible
God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth the place thereof.
Darby Bible Translation
God understandeth the way thereof, and he knoweth its place:
World English Bible
"God understands its way, and he knows its place.
Young's Literal Translation
God hath understood its way, And He hath known its place.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
God understandeth the way thereof - These are doubtless the words of Job. The meaning is, that the reason of the divine dispensations could be known only to God himself. He had given no clew by which man could discover this. He might carry his investigations far into the regions of science; he could penetrate the earth, and look on the stars, but still all his investigations fell short of disclosing the reasons of the divine dispensations. The secret was lodged in his bosom, and he only could communicate it where and when he pleased. It may be added here, that this is as true now as it was in the time of Job. Man has carried the investigations of science almost infinitely further than he had then, but still by the investigations of science he has by no means superseded the necessity of revelation, or shed light on the great questions that have, in all ages, so much perplexed the race. It is only by direct communication, by his word and by his Spirit, that man can be made to understand the reason of the divine doings, and nothing is better established by the course of events than the truth on which Job here so much insists, that science cannot answer the questions of so much interest to man about the divine government.
LibraryDays of Conflict
As the condition of the people began to open to His mind, He saw that the requirements of society and the requirements of God were in constant collision. Men were departing from the word of God, and exalting theories of their own invention. They were observing traditional rites that possessed no virtue. Their service was a mere round of ceremonies; the sacred truths it was designed to teach were hidden from the worshipers. He saw that in their faithless services they found no peace. They did not …
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"Wise in heart and mighty in strength, Who has defied Him without harm?
"But where can wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?
"Where then does wisdom come from? And where is the place of understanding?
"The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His way, Before His works of old.
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