New International Version
As the heavens are high and the earth is deep, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
King James Bible
The heaven for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
Darby Bible Translation
The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, and the heart of kings is unsearchable.
World English Bible
As the heavens for height, and the earth for depth, so the hearts of kings are unsearchable.
Young's Literal Translation
The heavens for height, and the earth for depth, And the heart of kings -- are unsearchable.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The heaven for height - The simple meaning of this is, the reasons of state, in reference to many acts of the executive government, can no more be fathomed by the common people, than the height of the heavens and the depth of the earth.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryAn Unwalled City
'He that hath no rule over his own spirit is like a city that is broken down, and without walls.'--PROVERBS xxv. 28. The text gives us a picture of a state of society when an unwalled city is no place for men to dwell in. In the Europe of today there are still fortified places, but for the most part, battlements are turned into promenades; the gateways are gateless; the sweet flowers blooming where armed feet used to tread; and men live securely without bolts and bars. But their spirits cannot yet …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
That a Man Should not be a Curious Searcher of the Sacrament, but a Humble Imitator of Christ, Submitting his Sense to Holy Faith
God's Glory the Chief End of Man's Being
It is the glory of God to conceal a matter; to search out a matter is the glory of kings.
Remove the dross from the silver, and a silversmith can produce a vessel;
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