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Job 36:26 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Behold, God is great, and we know him not; The number of his years is unsearchable.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Behold, God is exalted, and we do not know [Him]; The number of His years is unsearchable.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Lo, *God is great, and we comprehend [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Lo, GOD, is greater than we can know, The number of his years, even past finding out!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Lo, God [is] high, And we know not the number of His years, Yea, there [is] no searching.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Behold, God is great, exceeding our knowledge: the number of his years is inestimable.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Behold, God [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his yeeres be searched out.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Behold, the Mighty One is great, and we shall not know [him]: the number of his years is even infinite.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Behold, El [is] great, and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Behold, x2005
(2005) Complement
הֵן
hen
{hane}
A primitive particle; lo! also (as expressing surprise) if.
“Ėl אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
[is] great, 7689
{7689} Prime
שַׂגִּיא
saggiy'
{sag-ghee'}
From H7679; (superlatively) mighty.
and we know 3045
{3045} Prime
ידע
yada`
{yaw-dah'}
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
[him] not, x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
neither x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
can the number 4557
{4557} Prime
מִסְפָּר
micpar
{mis-pawr'}
From H5608; a number, definitely (arithmetical) or indefinitely (large, innumerable; small, a few); also (abstractly) narration.
of his years 8141
{8141} Prime
שָׁנֵה
shaneh
{shaw-neh'}
(The first form being in plural only, the second form being feminine); from H8138; a year (as a revolution of time).
be searched out. 2714
{2714} Prime
חֵקֶר
cheqer
{khay'-ker}
From H2713; examination, enumeration, deliberation.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 36:26

_ _ (Job 37:13). God’s greatness in heaven and earth: a reason why Job should bow under His afflicting hand.

_ _ know him not — only in part (Job 36:25; 1 Corinthians 13:12).

_ _ his years — (Psalms 90:2; Psalms 102:24, Psalms 102:27); applied to Jesus Christ (Hebrews 1:12).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 36:24-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 36:26

Neither — He is eternal, as in his being, so in all his counsels; which therefore must be infinitely above the comprehension of short — lived men.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 36:26

Behold, God [is] great, (r) and we know [him] not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

(r) Our infirmity hinders us so that we cannot attain the perfect knowledge of God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
God:

Job 37:5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
Psalms 145:3 Great [is] the LORD, and greatly to be praised; and his greatness [is] unsearchable.

we:

Job 11:7-9 Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection? ... The measure thereof [is] longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.
Job 26:14 Lo, these [are] parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?
Job 37:23 [Touching] the Almighty, we cannot find him out: [he is] excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee; how much less this house that I have builded?

neither:

Psalms 90:2 Before the mountains were brought forth, or ever thou hadst formed the earth and the world, even from everlasting to everlasting, thou [art] God.
Psalms 102:24-27 I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: thy years [are] throughout all generations. ... But thou [art] the same, and thy years shall have no end.
Hebrews 1:12 And as a vesture shalt thou fold them up, and they shall be changed: but thou art the same, and thy years shall not fail.
2 Peter 3:8 But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day [is] with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
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1K 8:27. Jb 11:7; 26:14; 37:5, 23. Ps 90:2; 102:24; 145:3. He 1:12. 2P 3:8.

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