New Living Translation
For God is so wise and so mighty. Who has ever challenged him successfully?
King James Bible
He is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and hath prospered?
Darby Bible Translation
He is wise in heart and mighty in strength: who hath hardened himself against him, and had peace?
World English Bible
God who is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: who has hardened himself against him, and prospered?
Young's Literal Translation
Wise in heart and strong in power -- Who hath hardened toward Him and is at peace?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
9:4 He - He is infinitely wise, and searcheth all mens hearts and ways, and discovers a multitude of sins which mens short sighted - eyes cannot see; and therefore can charge them with innumerable evils, where they thought themselves innocent, and sees far more malignity than men could discern in their sins. Mighty - So that whether men contend with God by wisdom or by strength: God will be conqueror. Hardened himself - Obstinately contended with him. The devil promised himself that Job in the day of his affliction, would curse and speak ill of God. But instead of that, he sets himself to honour God, and speak highly of him. As ill pained as he is, and as much as he is taken up with his own miseries, when he has occasion to mention the wisdom and power of God, he forgets his complaints and expatiates with a flood of eloquence on that glorious subject.
LibraryThe Wisdom of God
The next attribute is God's wisdom, which is one of the brightest beams of the Godhead. He is wise in heart.' Job 9:9. The heart is the seat of wisdom. Cor in Hebraeo sumitur pro judicio. Pineda. Among the Hebrews, the heart is put for wisdom.' Let men of understanding tell me:' Job 34:44: in the Hebrew, Let men of heart tell me.' God is wise in heart, that is, he is most wise. God only is wise; he solely and wholly possesses all wisdom; therefore he is called, the only wise God.' I Tim 1:17. All …
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity
That the Self-Existent Being must be All-Powerful.
"We have no Might. " 2 Chron. xx. 12
Whether it is Lawful for a Man to Confess a Sin which He Has not Committed?
2 Chronicles 13:12
So you see, God is with us. He is our leader. His priests blow their trumpets and lead us into battle against you. O people of Israel, do not fight against the LORD, the God of your ancestors, for you will not succeed!"
If it's a question of strength, he's the strong one. If it's a matter of justice, who dares to summon him to court?
If only he would tell you the secrets of wisdom, for true wisdom is not a simple matter. Listen! God is doubtless punishing you far less than you deserve!
"But true wisdom and power are found in God; counsel and understanding are his.
Would he use his great power to argue with me? No, he would give me a fair hearing.
"God, in his power, drags away the rich. They may rise high, but they have no assurance of life.
"God is powerful and dreadful. He enforces peace in the heavens.
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