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Known unto God are all his works from the beginning of the world. Neither is there any creature that is not manifest in his sight: but all things are naked, and open to the eyes of him with whom we have to do. He that planted the ear, shall he not hear ? he that formed the eye, shall he not see ? he that teacheth man knowledge, shall he not know?
The Lord looketh from heaven, he beholdeth all the sons of men. From the place of his habitation, he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth. His eyes behold, his eyelids try the children of men. He knoweth the secrets of the heart. For the Lord searcheth all hearts, and understandeth all the imaginations of the thoughts.
The eyes of the Lord are in every place beholding the evil and the good. The ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and he pondereth all his goings. He seeth wickedness also; for his eyes are upon the ways of man, and he seeth all his goings. There is no darkness, nor shadow of death, where the workers of iniquity may hide themselves. Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down: and though they hide themselves in the top of Carmel, I will search and take them out thence; and though they be hid from my sight in the bottom of the sea, thence will I command the serpent, and he shall bite them. And though they go into captivity before their enemies, thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.
O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest my down sitting, and mine uprising :
thou understandest my thought afar off. Thou compassest my path, and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind, and before, and laid thine hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain unto it. If I say, surely the darkness shall cover me, even the night shall be light about me. Yea, the darkness hideth not from thee, but the night shineth as the day: the darkness and the light are both alike to thee.
To the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out! For who hath known the mind of the Lord, or who hath been his counsellor ? Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again? For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things, to whom be glory for ever. Amen.
I would seek unto God, and unto God would I commit my cause: which doeth great things and unsearchable: marvellous things without number. He disappointeth the devices of the crafty so that their hands cannot per
craftiness: and the counsel of the froward is carried headlong.
If our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things : declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times, the things that are not yet done. Hast thou not known ? hast thou not heard, that the everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth, fainteth not, neither is weary? there is no searching of his understanding.
Rom. 11 : 33–36. Job 5: 8-13. 1 John 3 : 20. Isaiah 46 : 10. Isaiah 40 : 28.
. GOD OMNIPRESENT.
Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in. Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these things, that bringeth out their host by number : he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that he is strong in power ; not one faileth. When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures. For, lo, he that formeth the mountains, and createth the wind, and declareth unto man what is his thought, that maketh the morning darkness, and treadeth upon the high places of the earth, The Lord, The God of hosts, is his name.
Dost thou know when God disposed them and caused the light of his cloud to shine ? Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge ? Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking-glass? Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea ? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth ? Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death ? Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? Declare if thou knowest it all. Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof?
Hell and destruction are before the Lord : how much more then the hearts of the children of men. Whither
Job 37 : 14. Isa. 47 : 22–26. Jer. 10:13. Amos 4:13. Job 37 : 15–19. Job 38: 16-19.
shall I go from thy spirit ? or whither shall I fly from thy presence? If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there; if I make my bed in hell, behold thou art there. If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea : even there shall thy hand lead me, and thy right hand shall hold me. The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
Am I a God at hand, saith the Lord, and not a God afar off ? Can any hide himself in secret places that I shall not see him, saith the Lord ? Do not I fill heaven and earth, saith the Lord ? Behold, the heaven and heaven of heavens cannot contain thee.
GOD. ET ER N AL. God said unto Moses, I Am That I Am. And he said, Thus shalt thou sáy unto the children of Israel: I Am hath sent me unto you. The Lord God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah, was I not known to them. I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. .
Thou O Lord, shalt endure for ever: of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth : and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure, yea all of them shall wax old like a garment: as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed. But thou art the same, and thy years shall have no end.
Thy name, O Lord, endureth forever: and thy me
Prov. 15: 3. Jer. 23: 23, 24. 1 Kings 8: 27. Exod. 3: 14, 15.
morial, O Lord, throughout all generations. Before the mountains were brought forth, or even thou hadst formed the earth and the world : even from everlasting to everlasting thou art God. For a thousand years in thy sight, are but as yesterday when it is past: and as a watch in the night.
I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Moses said, I beseech thee, show me thy glory. And he said, I will make all my goodness pass before thee, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee. And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth. Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and sin. .
The earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.
Thou makest the outgoings of the morning and evening to rejoice. Thou visitest the earth and waterest it: thou makest it soft with showers, thou blessest the springing thereof. Thou crownest the year with thy goodness. The Lord is good to all; and his tender mercies are over all his works.
The Lord upholdeth all that fall, and raisethup all those that be bowed down. The eyes of all wait upon thee: and thou givest them their meat in due season. Thou openest thine hand, and satisfiest the desire of every living thing. That thou givest them, they gather : thou openest thine hand they are filled with good.