New International Version
I get my knowledge from afar; I will ascribe justice to my Maker.
King James Bible
I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
Darby Bible Translation
I will fetch my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Creator.
World English Bible
I will get my knowledge from afar, and will ascribe righteousness to my Maker.
Young's Literal Translation
I lift up my knowledge from afar, And to my Maker I ascribe righteousness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
I will fetch my knowledge from afar - למרחוק lemerachok, "from the distant place," meaning probably both remote antiquity and heaven; see below. I will show thee that all antiquity and experience are on my side. I can bring proofs from the remotest ages and from the most distant countries to demonstrate that God is infinitely Wise, and can do nothing foolish or erroneous; that he is infinitely Powerful, and can bring all the purposes of his wisdom to effect; that he is infinitely Good, and can will nothing, and can do nothing that is not good in itself, and well calculated to do good to his creatures. And I shall show that his operations in the heavens and on the earth prove and demonstrate the whole.
And will ascribe righteousness to my Maker - By proving the above points, the righteous conduct of God, and his gracious government of the world, will be fully established. That Elihu brings his knowledge from afar - from every part of the creation, as well as from the Divine nature - is evident from the end of the chapter.
1. The omnipotence of God; - God is great.
2. The eternity of God - We know him not, the number of his years cannot be found out, Job 36:26.
4. In the thunder and lightning, by which he performs such wonders in the atmosphere, and executes such judgments in the world; - Also who can understand the noise of his tabernacle? He spreadeth his light upon it. He judgeth the people, etc., Job 36:29-33.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether by his Passion Christ Merited to be Exalted?
Objection 1: It seems that Christ did not merit to be exalted on account of His Passion. For eminence of rank belongs to God alone, just as knowledge of truth, according to Ps. 112:4: "The Lord is high above all nations, and His glory above the heavens." But Christ as man had the knowledge of all truth, not on account of any preceding merit, but from the very union of God and man, according to Jn. 1:14: "We saw His glory . . . as it were of the only-Begotten of the Father, full of grace and of truth." …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
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Messiah's Easy Yoke
Can a mortal be more righteous than God? Can even a strong man be more pure than his Maker?
Does God pervert justice? Does the Almighty pervert what is right?
"Bear with me a little longer and I will show you that there is more to be said in God's behalf.
The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.
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