New International Version
who teaches us more than he teaches the beasts of the earth and makes us wiser than the birds in the sky?'
King James Bible
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?
Darby Bible Translation
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowl of the heavens?
World English Bible
who teaches us more than the animals of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'
Young's Literal Translation
Teaching us more than the beasts of the earth, Yea, than the fowl of the heavens He maketh us wiser.'
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who teacheth us more than the beasts - "The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his master's crib; but Israel doth not know me, my people do not consider;" Isaiah 1:3. Beasts, bards, fowls, and in many cases pond-fishes, know and seem thankful to the hand that feeds them; while man, made much more noble than they, gifted with the greatest powers, privileged with the most important benefits, considers not the Lord, nor discerns the operation of his hand. Quadrupeds, reptiles, and fowls, have more gratitude to their masters than man has to his God.
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ELIHU PERCEIVED the great ones of the earth oppressing the needy, and he traced their domineering tyranny to their forgetfulness of God: "None saith, Where is God my Maker?" Surely, had they thought of God they could not have acted so unjustly. Worse still, if I understand Elihu aright, he complained that even among the oppressed there was the same departure in heart from the Lord: they cried out by reason of the arm of the mighty, but unhappily they did not cry unto God their Maker, though he waits …
Charles Haddon Spurgeon—Spurgeon's Sermons Volume 26: 1880
'Why Should I?'
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The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?
"Can anyone teach knowledge to God, since he judges even the highest?
"God is exalted in his power. Who is a teacher like him?
Does he who disciplines nations not punish? Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?
Blessed is the one you discipline, LORD, the one you teach from your law;
They turned their backs to me and not their faces; though I taught them again and again, they would not listen or respond to discipline.
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