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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CommentaryClarke'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.
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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?'
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.
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."
They are higher than the heavens above--what can you do? They are deeper than the depths below--what can you know?
"Is not God in the heights of heaven? And see how lofty are the highest stars!
"I would like to reply to you and to your friends with you.
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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