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Job 22:12 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Is not God in the height of heaven? And behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— [Is] not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Is not God [in] the height of heaven? Look also at the distant stars, how high they are!
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— [Is] not God in the hight of heaven? and behold the hight of the stars, how high they are!
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Is not +God in the height of the heavens? And behold the summit of the stars: how exalted are they!
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Is not, GOD, [in] the height of the heavens? Behold, then, the head of the stars, that they are high.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Is not God high [in] heaven? And see the summit of the stars, That they are high.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Dost not thou think that God is higher than heaven, and is elevated above the height of the stars?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— [Is] not God in the height of heauen? and behold the height of the starres how high they are.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Does not he that dwells in the high places observe? and has he not brought down the proud?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— [Is] not Eloah in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
[Is] not x3808
(3808) Complement
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
lh אֱלוֹהַ 433
{0433} Prime
(The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H0410; a deity or the deity.
in the height 1363
{1363} Prime
From H1361; elation, grandeur, arrogance.
of heaven? 8064
{8064} Prime
The second form being dual of an unused singular; from an unused root meaning to be lofty; the sky (as aloft; the dual perhaps alluding to the visible arch in which the clouds move, as well as to the higher ether where the celestial bodies revolve).
and behold 7200
{7200} Prime
A primitive root; to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitively, intransitively and causatively).
<8798> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperative (See H8810)
Count - 2847
the height 7218
{7218} Prime
From an unused root apparently meaning to shake; the head (as most easily shaken), whether literally or figuratively (in many applications, of place, time, rank, etc.).
of the stars, 3556
{3556} Prime
Probably from the same as H3522 (in the sense of rolling) or H3554 (in the sense of blazing); a star (as round or as shining); figuratively a prince.
how x3588
(3588) Complement
A primitive particle (the full form of the prepositional prefix) indicating causal relations of all kinds, antecedent or consequent; (by implication) very widely used as a relative conjugation or adverb; often largely modified by other particles annexed.
high y7311
[7311] Standard
A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively).
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
they are! x7311
(7311) Complement
A primitive root; to be high actively to rise or raise (in various applications, literally or figuratively).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 22:12

_ _ Eliphaz says this to prove that God can from His height behold all things; gratuitously inferring that Job denied it, because he denied that the wicked are punished here.

_ _ heightHebrew, “head of the stars”; that is, “elevation” (Job 11:8).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 22:5-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 22:12

Heaven — And from that high tower looketh down upon men, to behold, and govern, and recompense all their actions, whether good or bad. How high — Yet God is far higher than they, and from thence can easily see all things.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 22:12

[Is] not God in the (g) height of heaven? and behold the height of the (h) stars, how high they are!

(g) He accuses Job of impiety and contempt of God, as thought he would say, If you pass not for men, yet consider the height of God's majesty.

(h) That so much the more by that excellent work you may fear God, and reverence him.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
not God:

Psalms 115:3 But our God [is] in the heavens: he hath done whatsoever he hath pleased.
Psalms 115:16 The heaven, [even] the heavens, [are] the LORD'S: but the earth hath he given to the children of men.
Ecclesiastes 5:2 Be not rash with thy mouth, and let not thine heart be hasty to utter [any] thing before God: for God [is] in heaven, and thou upon earth: therefore let thy words be few.
Isaiah 57:15 For thus saith the high and lofty One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name [is] Holy; I dwell in the high and holy [place], with him also [that is] of a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones.
Isaiah 66:1 Thus saith the LORD, The heaven [is] my throne, and the earth [is] my footstool: where [is] the house that ye build unto me? and where [is] the place of my rest?

Heb. head

the stars:

Psalms 8:3-4 When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained; ... What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?
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Ps 8:3; 115:3, 16. Ec 5:2. Is 57:15; 66:1.

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