JOB 11:8

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?”

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Job 11:8 Translation & Meaning

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It is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
as high גָּבְהֵ֣י Elation, grandeur, arrogance high
as heaven; שָׁ֭מַיִם 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) heaven
what מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses what
canst thou do? תִּפְעָ֑ל To do or make (systematically and habitually), especially to practise canst do
deeper עֲמֻקָּ֥ה Deep (literally or figuratively) deeper
than hell; מִ֝שְּׁא֗וֹל Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates than hell
what מַה Properly, interrogative what? (including how? why? when?); but also exclamation, what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively, that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjunctive senses what
canst thou know? תֵּדָֽע׃ 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.) canst know

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  • 6  And that he would shew thee the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacteth of thee less than thine iniquity deserveth.

  • 7  Canst thou by searching find out God? canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?

  • 8  It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?

  • 9  The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea.

  • 10  If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him?




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