Job 35:5
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New International Version
Look up at the heavens and see; gaze at the clouds so high above you.

King James Bible
Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.

Darby Bible Translation
Look unto the heavens and see; and survey the skies: they are higher than thou.

World English Bible
Look to the heavens, and see. See the skies, which are higher than you.

Young's Literal Translation
Behold attentively the heavens -- and see, And behold the clouds, They have been higher than thou.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Look unto the heavens - These heavens, and their host, God has created: the bare sight of them is sufficient to show thee that God is infinitely beyond thee in wisdom and excellence.

Behold the clouds - שחקים shechakim, the ethers, (Vulgate, aethera), from שחק shachak, to contend, fight together: the agitated or conflicting air and light; the strong agitation of these producing both light and heat. Look upon these, consider them deeply, and see and acknowledge the perfections of the Maker.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 22:12 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

Job 25:5,6 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, the stars are not pure in his sight...

Job 36:26-33 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out...

Job 37:1-5,22,23 At this also my heart trembles, and is moved out of his place...

1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain you...

Psalm 8:3,4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained...

Isaiah 40:22,23 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers...

Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.

the clouds

Job 36:29 Also can any understand the spreading of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

Job 37:16 Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...

Questions which Ought to be Asked
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?'
Thou saidst, What advantage will it be? What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin? I will answer thee, and thy companions with thee.' (Job xxxv. 3, 4.) In reading these words I have no wish to enter into the controversy between Job and his friends as to the relationship of physical suffering to sin, but to emphasize a certain mental attitude which they indicate, and which often expresses itself in relation to other things. The human mind is so constituted that men will not commit
T. H. Howard—Standards of Life and Service

An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man
THERE are not a few difficulties in the account, which Moses has given of the creation of the world, and of the formation, and temptation, and fall of our first parents. Some by the six days of the creation have understood as many years. Whilst others have thought the creation of the world instantaneous: and that the number of days mentioned by Moses is only intended to assist our conception, who are best able to think of things in order of succession. No one part of this account is fuller of difficulties,
Nathaniel Lardner—An Essay on the Mosaic Account of the Creation and Fall of Man

The Advanced Christian Reminded of the Mercies of God, and Exhorted to the Exercise of Habitual Love to Him, and Joy in Him.
1. A holy joy in God, our privilege as well as our duty.--2. The Christian invited to the exercise of it.--3. By the consideration of temporal mercies.--4. And of spiritual favors.--5. By the views of eternal happiness.--6. And of the mercies of God to others, the living and the dead.--7. The chapter closes with an exhortation to this heavenly exercise. And with an example of the genuine workings of this grateful joy in God. 1. I WOULD now suppose my reader to find, on an examination of his spiritual
Philip Doddridge—The Rise and Progress of Religion in the Soul

Cross References
Genesis 15:5
He took him outside and said, "Look up at the sky and count the stars--if indeed you can count them." Then he said to him, "So shall your offspring be."

Job 11:8
They are higher than the heavens above--what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below--what can you know?

Job 22:12
"Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars!

Job 35:4
"I would like to reply to you and to your friends with you.

Psalm 8:3
When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,

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