New International Version
Is it not from the mouth of the Most High that both calamities and good things come?
King James Bible
Out of the mouth of the most High proceedeth not evil and good?
Darby Bible Translation
Out of the mouth of the Most High doth not there proceed evil and good?
World English Bible
Doesn't evil and good come out of the mouth of the Most High?
Young's Literal Translation
From the mouth of the Most High Go not forth the evils and the good.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To subvert a man in his cause - To prevent his having justice done him in a lawsuit, etc., by undue interference, as by suborning false witnesses, or exerting any kind of influence in opposition to truth and right. - Blayney.
The Lord approved not - Instead of אדני Adonai, seventeen MSS., of Kennicott's, and one ancient of my own, have יהוה Yehovah. Approveth not, לא ראה lo raah, doth not see, turns away his face from it, abhors it.
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He replied, "You are talking like a foolish woman. Shall we accept good from God, and not trouble?" In all this, Job did not sin in what he said.
I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the LORD, do all these things.
"This is what the LORD says: As I have brought all this great calamity on this people, so I will give them all the prosperity I have promised them.
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