Job 37:11
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New International Version
He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.

New Living Translation
He loads the clouds with moisture, and they flash with his lightning.

English Standard Version
He loads the thick cloud with moisture; the clouds scatter his lightning.

New American Standard Bible
"Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud; He disperses the cloud of His lightning.

King James Bible
Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He saturates clouds with moisture; He scatters His lightning through them.

International Standard Version
He also loads the clouds with moisture, scattering his lightning with the clouds.

NET Bible
He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through the clouds.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, he loads the thick cloud with moisture. He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yes, he loads the thick clouds with moisture and scatters his lightning from the clouds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, He ladeth the thick cloud with moister, He spreadeth abroad the cloud of His lightning;

New American Standard 1977
“Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud;
            He disperses the cloud of His lightning.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In addition to this, with clarity he wearies the thick clouds; and he scatters them with his light.

King James 2000 Bible
Also with moisture he loads the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud:

American King James Version
Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud:

American Standard Version
Yea, he ladeth the thick cloud with moisture; He spreadeth abroad the cloud of his lightning:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Corn desireth clouds, and the clouds spread their light :

Darby Bible Translation
Also with plentiful moisture he loadeth the thick clouds, his light dispels the cloud;

English Revised Version
Yea, he ladeth the thick cloud with moisture; he spreadeth abroad the cloud of his lightning:

Webster's Bible Translation
Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

World English Bible
Yes, he loads the thick cloud with moisture. He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning.

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, by filling He doth press out a cloud, Scatter a cloud doth His light.
Study Bible
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
10"From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen. 11"Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud; He disperses the cloud of His lightning. 12"It changes direction, turning around by His guidance, That it may do whatever He commands it On the face of the inhabited earth.…
Cross References
Job 26:8
"He wraps up the waters in His clouds, And the cloud does not burst under them.

Job 28:26
When He set a limit for the rain And a course for the thunderbolt,

Job 36:27
"For He draws up the drops of water, They distill rain from the mist,

Job 36:29
"Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, The thundering of His pavilion?

Job 36:32
"He covers His hands with the lightning, And commands it to strike the mark.

Job 37:3
"Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, And His lightning to the ends of the earth.

Job 37:15
"Do you know how God establishes them, And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine?
Treasury of Scripture

Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud:

he wearieth

Job 36:27,28 For he makes small the drops of water: they pour down rain according …

he scattereth

Job 36:30,32 Behold, he spreads his light on it, and covers the bottom of the sea…

Isaiah 18:4 For so the LORD said to me, I will take my rest, and I will consider …

Matthew 17:5 While he yet spoke, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and …

his bright cloud. Heb. the cloud of his light

(11) He wearieth the thick cloud.--Also He ladeth the thick cloud with moisture, maketh it to be charged with rain. "He scattereth the cloud of His lightning," that is, which containeth His lightning. Others render, "Yea, the bright sun weareth out (disperseth) the thick cloud; it scattereth the cloud that holds His lightning. And it (the cloud) is turned round about by His counsels, that they may do His purpose, even all which He commandeth them, upon the face of the habitable world." Whether for correction, or for His land generally, or whether He causeth the rain to come as a special mercy:--these are the various purposes for which God reserves His showers.

Verse 11. - Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud; rather, also with moisture he ladeth the thick cloud. Elihu returns from his description of the winter season to the more ordinary condition of things. Rain is the chief necessity of Eastern countries; and God is ever providing it, causing moisture to be drawn up from earth and sea, and safely lodged in the clouds, whence it descends, as needed, and as commanded by God, upon the fields and plains that man cultivates. He scattereth his bright cloud. Most commentators see a reference to lightning here; and it is possible, no doubt, that such a reference is intended. "His bright cloud" - literally, "the cloud of his light" - may mean "the cloud in which his lightning is stored." But perhaps no more is meant than that God spreads abroad over the earth the clouds on which his sunlight rests. The genial showers of spring fall generally from clouds that are, in part at any rate, steeped in the sun's rays. Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud,.... By filling it with a multitude of water, it is as it were loaded and made weary with it; and especially by sending it about thus loaded from place to place before discharged, when it becomes as a weary traveller; and then by letting down the water in it, whereby it spends itself like one that is weary; an emblem of ministers that spend and are spent for the good of men: some render it by serenity or fair weather, and so Mr. Broughton,

"by clearness he wearieth the thick vapours;''

by causing a clear sky he dispels them;

he scattereth his bright cloud; thin light clouds that have nothing in them, and are soon dispersed and come to nothing, and are seen no more; all emblem of such as are clouds without water, Jde 1:12; see Zechariah 11:17; or "he scatters the cloud by his light" (s); by the sun, which dispels clouds and makes a clear sky; an emblem of the blotting out and forgiveness of sins, and of restoring the manifestations of divine love, and the joys of salvation; see Isaiah 44:22.

(s) "dispellit nubem luce sua", Munster. 11-13. How the thunderclouds are dispersed, or else employed by God, either for correction or mercy.

by watering—by loading it with water.

wearieth—burdeneth it, so that it falls in rain; thus "wearieth" answers to the parallel "scattereth" (compare, see on [542]Job 37:9); a clear sky resulting alike from both.

bright cloud—literally, "cloud of his light," that is, of His lightning. Umbreit for "watering," etc., translates; "Brightness drives away the clouds, His light scattereth the thick clouds"; the parallelism is thus good, but the Hebrew hardly sanctions it.37:1-13 The changes of the weather are the subject of a great deal of our thoughts and common talk; but how seldom do we think and speak of these things, as Elihu, with a regard to God, the director of them! We must notice the glory of God, not only in the thunder and lightning, but in the more common and less awful changes of the weather; as the snow and rain. Nature directs all creatures to shelter themselves from a storm; and shall man only be unprovided with a refuge? Oh that men would listen to the voice of God, who in many ways warns them to flee from the wrath to come; and invites them to accept his salvation, and to be happy. The ill opinion which men entertain of the Divine direction, peculiarly appears in their murmurs about the weather, though the whole result of the year proves the folly of their complaints. Believers should avoid this; no days are bad as God makes them, though we make many bad by our sins.
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