Job 35:11
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New Living Translation
Where is the one who makes us smarter than the animals and wiser than the birds of the sky?'

King James Bible
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowls of heaven?

Darby Bible Translation
Who teacheth us more than the beasts of the earth, and maketh us wiser than the fowl of the heavens?

World English Bible
who teaches us more than the animals of the earth, and makes us wiser than the birds of the sky?'

Young's Literal Translation
Teaching us more than the beasts of the earth, Yea, than the fowl of the heavens He maketh us wiser.'

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

35:11 Who - This is an aggravation of mens neglect of God in their misery. God hath given men, what he hath denied to beasts, wisdom to know God and themselves. Therefore they are inexcusable, for not using that wisdom, by calling on God in the time of trouble.

Job 35:11 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether the Motive of Anger is Always Something done against the one who is Angry?
Objection 1: It would seem that the motive of anger is not always something done against the one who is angry. Because man, by sinning, can do nothing against God; since it is written (Job 35:6): "If thy iniquities be multiplied, what shalt thou do against Him?" And yet God is spoken of as being angry with man on account of sin, according to Ps. 105:40: "The Lord was exceedingly angry with His people." Therefore it is not always on account of something done against him, that a man is angry. Objection
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether a Man May Merit Anything from God?
Objection 1: It would seem that a man can merit nothing from God. For no one, it would seem, merits by giving another his due. But by all the good we do, we cannot make sufficient return to God, since yet more is His due, as also the Philosopher says (Ethic. viii, 14). Hence it is written (Lk. 17:10): "When you have done all these things that are commanded you, say: We are unprofitable servants; we have done that which we ought to do." Therefore a man can merit nothing from God. Objection 2: Further,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Beneficence is an Act of Charity?
Objection 1: It would seem that beneficence is not an act of charity. For charity is chiefly directed to God. Now we cannot benefit God, according to Job 35:7: "What shalt thou give Him? or what shall He receive of thy hand?" Therefore beneficence is not an act of charity. Objection 2: Further, beneficence consists chiefly in making gifts. But this belongs to liberality. Therefore beneficence is an act of liberality and not of charity. Objection 3: Further, what a man gives, he gives either as being
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether a Human Action is Meritorious or Demeritorious Before God, According as it is Good or Evil?
Objection 1: It would seem that man's actions, good or evil, are not meritorious or demeritorious in the sight of God. Because, as stated above [1202](A[3]), merit and demerit imply relation to retribution for good or harm done to another. But a man's action, good or evil, does no good or harm to God; for it is written (Job 35:6,7): "If thou sin, what shalt thou hurt Him? . . . And if thou do justly, what shalt thou give Him?" Therefore a human action, good or evil, is not meritorious or demeritorious
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Matthew 6:26
Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are?

Job 21:22
"But who can teach a lesson to God, since he judges even the most powerful?

Job 36:22
"Look, God is all-powerful. Who is a teacher like him?

Psalm 94:10
He punishes the nations--won't he also punish you? He knows everything--doesn't he also know what you are doing?

Psalm 94:12
Joyful are those you discipline, LORD, those you teach with your instructions.

Jeremiah 32:33
My people have turned their backs on me and have refused to return. Even though I diligently taught them, they would not receive instruction or obey.

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