25 Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.

Other Translations of Job 36:25

New International Version

25 All humanity has seen it; mortals gaze on it from afar.

English Standard Version

25 All mankind has looked on it; man beholds it from afar.

The Message

25 Everybody sees it; nobody is too far away to see it. No One Can Escape from God

New King James Version

25 Everyone has seen it; Man looks on it from afar.

New Living Translation

25 Everyone has seen these things, though only from a distance.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 36:25

Commentary on Job 36:24-33

(Read Job 36:24-33)

Elihu endeavours to fill Job with high thought of God, and so to persuade him into cheerful submission to his providence. Man may see God's works, and is capable of discerning his hand in them, which the beasts are not, therefore they ought to give him the glory. But while the worker of iniquity ought to tremble, the true believer should rejoice. Children should hear with pleasure their Father's voice, even when he speaks in terror to his enemies. There is no light but there may be a cloud to intercept it. The light of the favour of God, the light of his countenance, the most blessed light of all, even that light has many a cloud. The clouds of our sins cause the Lord to his face, and hinder the light of his loving-kindness from shining on our souls.