New International Version
"Tell us what we should say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of our darkness.
King James Bible
Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
Darby Bible Translation
Teach us what we shall say unto him! We cannot order [our words] by reason of darkness.
World English Bible
Teach us what we shall tell him, for we can't make our case by reason of darkness.
Young's Literal Translation
Let us know what we say to Him, We set not in array because of darkness.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Teach us what we shall say unto him? - Thou pretendest to be so very wise, and to know every thing about God, pray make us as wise as thyself, that we may be able to approach with thy boldness the Sovereign of the world; and maintain our cause with thy confidence before him. As for our parts, we are ignorant; and, on all these subjects, are enveloped with darkness. Mr. Good translates: -
"Teach us how we may address him,
When arrayed in robes of darkness."
It is a strong and biting irony, however we take it.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether the Heavens Should have Been Opened unto Christ at his Baptism?
Objection 1: It would seem that the heavens should not have been opened unto Christ at His baptism. For the heavens should be opened unto one who needs to enter heaven, by reason of his being out of heaven. But Christ was always in heaven, according to Jn. 3:13: "The Son of Man who is in heaven." Therefore it seems that the heavens should not have been opened unto Him. Objection 2: Further, the opening of the heavens is understood either in a corporal or in a spiritual sense. But it cannot be understood …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Justice of God
In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans.
"How then can I dispute with him? How can I find words to argue with him?
Should he be told that I want to speak? Would anyone ask to be swallowed up?
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