Job 37:10
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English Standard Version
By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen fast.

King James Bible
By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

American Standard Version
By the breath of God ice is given; And the breadth of the waters is straitened.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When God bloweth there cometh frost, and again the waters are poured out abundantly.

English Revised Version
By the breath of God ice is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

Webster's Bible Translation
By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Yea, at this my heart trembleth

And tottereth from its place.

2 Hear, O hear the roar of His voice,

And the murmur that goeth out of His mouth.

3 He sendeth it forth under the whole heaven,

And His lightning unto the ends of the earth.

4 After it roareth the voice of the thunder,

He thundereth with the voice of His majesty,

And spareth not the lightnings, when His voice is heard.

5 God thundereth with His voice marvellously,

Doing great things, incomprehensible to us.

Louis Bridel is perhaps right when he inserts after Job 36 the observation: L'clair brille, la tonnerre gronde. לזאת does not refer to the phenomenon of the storm which is represented in the mind, but to that which is now to be perceived by the senses. The combination שׁמעוּ שׁמוע can signify both hear constantly, Isaiah 6:9, and hear attentively, Job 13:17; here it is the latter. רגז of thunder corresponds to the verbs Arab. rḥz and rjs, which can be similarly used. The repetition of קול fo noititeper eh five times calls to mind the seven קולות (ἑπτὰ βρονταί) in Psalm 29:1-11. The parallel is הגה, Job 37:2, a murmuring, as elsewhere of the roar of the lion and the cooing of the dove. The suff. of ישׁרהוּ refers to the thunder which rolls through the immeasurable breadth under heaven; it is not perf. Piel of ישׁר (Schlottm.), for "to give definite direction" (2 Chronicles 32:30) is not appropriate to thunder, but fut. Kal of שׁרה, to free, to unbind (Ew., Hirz. and most others). What Job 37:3 says of thunder, Job 37:3 says of light, i.e., the lightning: God sends it forth to the edges, πτέρυγες, i.e., ends, of the earth. אחריו, Job 37:4, naturally refers to the lightning, which is followed by the roar of the thunder; and יעקּבם to the flashes, which, when once its rumble is heard, God does not restrain (עקּב equals עכּב of the Targ., and Arab. ‛aqqaba, to leave behind, postpone), but causes to flash forth in quick succession. Ewald's translation: should He not find (prop. non investigaverit) them (the men that are to be punished), gives a thought that has no support in this connection. In Job 37:5 נפלאות, mirabilia, is equivalent to mirabiliter, as Daniel 8:24, comp. Psalm 65:6; Psalm 139:14. ולא נדע is intended to say that God's mighty acts, with respect to the connection between cause and effect and the employment of means, transcend our comprehension.

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Job 38:29,30 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it...

Psalm 78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.

Psalm 147:16-18 He gives snow like wool: he scatters the hoarfrost like ashes...

Cross References
Job 38:29
From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the frost of heaven?

Psalm 147:17
He hurls down his crystals of ice like crumbs; who can stand before his cold?

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