Look to the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than you.
Treasury of Scripture
Job 22:12 Is not God in the height of heaven? and behold the height of the stars, how high they are!
Job 25:5,6 Behold even to the moon, and it shines not; yes, the stars are not pure in his sight...
Job 36:26-33 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out...
Job 37:1-5,22,23 At this also my heart trembles, and is moved out of his place...
1 Kings 8:27 But will God indeed dwell on the earth? behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain you...
Psalm 8:3,4 When I consider your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have ordained...
Isaiah 40:22,23 It is he that sits on the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers...
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 36:29 Also can any understand the spreading of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
Job 37:16 Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...
ContextElihu Reminds Job of God's Justice
1Elihu spoke moreover, and said, 2Think you this to be right, that you said, My righteousness is more than God's? 3For you said, What advantage will it be to you? and, What profit shall I have, if I be cleansed from my sin? 4I will answer you, and your companions with you. 5Look to the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than you. 6If you sin, what do you against him? or if your transgressions be multiplied, what do you to him? 7If you be righteous, what give you him? or what receives he of your hand? 8Your wickedness may hurt a man as you are; and your righteousness may profit the son of man. 9By reason of the multitude of oppressions they make the oppressed to cry: they cry out by reason of the arm of the mighty. 10But none said, Where is God my maker, who gives songs in the night; 11Who teaches us more than the beasts of the earth, and makes us wiser than the fowls of heaven? 12There they cry, but none gives answer, because of the pride of evil men. 13Surely God will not hear vanity, neither will the Almighty regard it. 14Although you say you shall not see him, yet judgment is before him; therefore trust you in him. 15But now, because it is not so, he has visited in his anger; yet he knows it not in great extremity: 16Therefore does Job open his mouth in vain; he multiplies words without knowledge.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
Look unto the heavens, and see; And behold the skies, which are higher than thou.
Look up to heaven and see, and behold the sky, that it is higher than thee.
Darby Bible Translation
Look unto the heavens and see; and survey the skies: they are higher than thou.
King James Bible
Look unto the heavens, and see; and behold the clouds which are higher than thou.
Young's Literal Translation
Behold attentively the heavens -- and see, And behold the clouds, They have been higher than thou.