New International Version
Do you listen in on God's council? Do you have a monopoly on wisdom?
King James Bible
Hast thou heard the secret of God? and dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself?
Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou listened in the secret council of +God? And hast thou absorbed wisdom for thyself?
World English Bible
Have you heard the secret counsel of God? Do you limit wisdom to yourself?
Young's Literal Translation
Of the secret counsel of God dost thou hear? And withdrawest thou unto thee wisdom?
Job 15:8 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hast thou heard the secret of God? - "Hast thou hearkened in God's council?" Wert thou one of the celestial cabinet, when God said, Let Us make man in Our image, and in Our likeness?
Dost thou restrain wisdom to thyself? - Dost thou wish us to understand that God's counsels were revealed to none but thyself? And dost thou desire that we should give implicit credence to whatsoever thou art pleased to speak? These are all strong sarcastic questions, and apparently uttered with great contempt.
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Give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.--PSA. 97:12. The heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?--Yea, the stars are not pure in his sight. How much less man, that is a worm? Who is like unto thee, O Lord, among the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness?--Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts. As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; because it is written, Be ye holy; …
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All are Sinners.
The Character of Its Teachings Evidences the Divine Authorship of the Bible
Necessity of Contemplating the Judgment-Seat of God, in Order to be Seriously Convinced of the Doctrine of Gratuitous Justification.
Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable his judgments, and his paths beyond tracing out!
"Who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been his counselor?"
1 Corinthians 2:11
For who knows a person's thoughts except their own spirit within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.
Oh, for the days when I was in my prime, when God's intimate friendship blessed my house,
But which of them has stood in the council of the LORD to see or to hear his word? Who has listened and heard his word?
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