It is as high as heaven; what can you do? deeper than hell; what can you know?
Treasury of Scripture
It is as high as heaven. Heb. the heights of heaven
Job 22:12 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
Job 35:5 Look to the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than you.
2 Chronicles 6:18 But will God in very deed dwell with men on the earth? behold, heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain you...
Psalm 103:11 For as the heaven is high above the earth, so great is his mercy toward them that fear him.
Psalm 148:13 Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven.
Proverbs 25:2,3 It is the glory of God to conceal a thing: but the honor of kings is to search out a matter...
Isaiah 55:9 For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Job 26:6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction has no covering.
Psalm 139:6-8 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain to it...
Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, there shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, there will I bring them down:
Ephesians 3:18,19 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height...
ContextZophar Rebukes Job
1Then answered Zophar the Naamathite, and said, 2Should not the multitude of words be answered? and should a man full of talk be justified? 3Should your lies make men hold their peace? and when you mock, shall no man make you ashamed? 4For you have said, My doctrine is pure, and I am clean in your eyes. 5But oh that God would speak, and open his lips against you; 6And that he would show you the secrets of wisdom, that they are double to that which is! Know therefore that God exacts of you less than your iniquity deserves. 7Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection? 8It is as high as heaven; what can you do? deeper than hell; what can you know? 9The measure thereof is longer than the earth, and broader than the sea. 10If he cut off, and shut up, or gather together, then who can hinder him? 11For he knows vain men: he sees wickedness also; will he not then consider it? 12For vain men would be wise, though man be born like a wild ass's colt. 13If you prepare your heart, and stretch out your hands toward him; 14If iniquity be in your hand, put it far away, and let not wickedness dwell in your tabernacles. 15For then shall you lift up your face without spot; yes, you shall be steadfast, and shall not fear: 16Because you shall forget your misery, and remember it as waters that pass away: 17And your age shall be clearer than the noonday: you shall shine forth, you shall be as the morning. 18And you shall be secure, because there is hope; yes, you shall dig about you, and you shall take your rest in safety. 19Also you shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid; yes, many shall make suit to you. 20But the eyes of the wicked shall fail, and they shall not escape, and their hope shall be as the giving up of the ghost.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
It is high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know?
He is higher than heaven, and what wilt thou do ? he is deeper than hell, and how wilt thou know?
Darby Bible Translation
It is as the heights of heaven; what wilt thou do? deeper than Sheol; what canst thou know?
King James Bible
It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; what canst thou know?
Young's Literal Translation
Heights of the heavens! -- what dost thou? Deeper than Sheol! -- what knowest thou?