New Living Translation
Who can command things to happen without the Lord's permission?
King James Bible
Who is he that saith, and it cometh to pass, when the Lord commandeth it not?
Darby Bible Translation
Who is he that saith, and there cometh to pass, what the Lord hath not commanded?
World English Bible
Who is he who says, and it comes to pass, when the Lord doesn't command it?
Young's Literal Translation
Who is this -- he hath said, and it is, And the Lord hath not commanded it?
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:37 Who - Nothing comes to pass in the world, but by the disposal of divine providence. This seems to be spoken in the name of the people of God, arguing themselves into a quiet submission, to their afflictions, from the consideration of the hand of God in them.
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