Job 23:13
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New International Version
"But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? He does whatever he pleases.

King James Bible
But he is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth.

Darby Bible Translation
But he is in one [mind], and who can turn him? And what his soul desireth, that will he do.

World English Bible
But he stands alone, and who can oppose him? What his soul desires, even that he does.

Young's Literal Translation
And He is in one mind, And who doth turn Him back? And His soul hath desired -- and He doth it.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

But he is in one mind - The original is והוא באחד vehu beechad, and is literally, But he is in one: properly rendered by the Vulgate, Ipse enim solus est. But he is alone. And not badly rendered by Coverdale - It is he himself alone. He has no partner; his designs are his own, they are formed in his infinite wisdom, and none can turn his determinations aside. It is vain, therefore, for man to contend with his Maker. He designs my happiness, and you cannot prevent its accomplishment.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

who can

Job 9:12,13 Behold, he takes away, who can hinder him? who will say to him, What do you...

Job 11:10 If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?

Job 12:14 Behold, he breaks down, and it cannot be built again: he shuts up a man, and there can be no opening.

Job 34:29 When he gives quietness, who then can make trouble? and when he hides his face, who then can behold him?...

Numbers 23:19,20 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and shall he not do it...

Ecclesiastes 1:15 That which is crooked cannot be made straight: and that which is wanting cannot be numbered.

Ecclesiastes 3:14 I know that, whatever God does, it shall be for ever: nothing can be put to it, nor any thing taken from it: and God does it...

Romans 9:19 You will say then to me, Why does he yet find fault? For who has resisted his will?

James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no ficklenss...

and what

Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased.

Psalm 135:6 Whatever the LORD pleased, that did he in heaven, and in earth, in the seas, and all deep places.

Proverbs 19:21 There are many devices in a man's heart; nevertheless the counsel of the LORD, that shall stand.

Isaiah 14:24-27 The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely as I have thought, so shall it come to pass; and as I have purposed, so shall it stand...

Isaiah 46:10 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand...

Daniel 4:35 And all the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he does according to his will in the army of heaven...

Ephesians 1:9-11 Having made known to us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he has purposed in himself...

Library
April 4 Evening
Lead me to the rock that is higher than I.--PSA. 61:2. Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. When my spirit was overwhelmed within me, then thou knewest my path.--He knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.--Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations.--Thou
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

November 24 Evening
What doest thou here, Elijah?--I KGS. 19:9. He knoweth the way that I take.--O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my downsitting, and mine uprising; thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. Whither shall I go from thy spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence? If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea; even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

Of the Decrees of God.
Eph. i. 11.--"Who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will."--Job xxiii. 13. "He is in one mind, and who can turn him? and what his soul desireth, even that he doeth." Having spoken something before of God, in his nature and being and properties, we come, in the next place, to consider his glorious majesty, as he stands in some nearer relation to his creatures, the work of his hands. For we must conceive the first rise of all things in the world to be in this self-being, the first conception
Hugh Binning—The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning

Some Scriptures for Daily Practise.
If we seek God earnestly in the prayer of faith to help us in our daily practise of the following Scriptural texts and then put forth our best efforts, we shall find life daily growing more holy and beautiful. The beauty and enjoyment of a holy life is that it can always be improved upon. We can live in all the light that shines upon us from these texts today, but tomorrow we find them shining a little brighter and fuller light, so that we shall have to live a little more holy than we are living
C. E. Orr—How to Live a Holy Life

Cross References
Job 10:7
though you know that I am not guilty and that no one can rescue me from your hand?

Job 10:13
"But this is what you concealed in your heart, and I know that this was in your mind:

Job 23:12
I have not departed from the commands of his lips; I have treasured the words of his mouth more than my daily bread.

Job 23:14
He carries out his decree against me, and many such plans he still has in store.

Isaiah 14:24
The LORD Almighty has sworn, "Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.

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