Job 37:15
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New International Version
Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?

New Living Translation
Do you know how God controls the storm and causes the lightning to flash from his clouds?

English Standard Version
Do you know how God lays his command upon them and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?

New American Standard Bible
"Do you know how God establishes them, And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine?

King James Bible
Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you know how God directs His clouds or makes their lightning flash?

International Standard Version
Do you know how God ordains them, and makes his lightning to flash throughout his clouds?

NET Bible
Do you know how God commands them, how he makes lightning flash in his storm cloud?

New Heart English Bible
Do you know how God controls them, and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do you know how God controls them and makes the lightning flash from his clouds?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Dost thou know how God enjoineth them, And causeth the lightning of His cloud to shine?

New American Standard 1977
“Do you know how God establishes them,
            And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Dost thou know when God disposed them and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

King James 2000 Bible
Do you know when God dispatched them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

American King James Version
Do you know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

American Standard Version
Dost thou know how God layeth his charge upon them, And causeth the lightning of his cloud to shine?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Dost thou know when God commanded the rains, to shew his light of his clouds?

Darby Bible Translation
Dost thou know how +God hath disposed them, and how he causeth the lightning of his cloud to flash?

English Revised Version
Dost thou know how God layeth his charge upon them, and causeth the lightning of his cloud to shine?

Webster's Bible Translation
Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

World English Bible
Do you know how God controls them, and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou know when God doth place them, And caused to shine the light of His cloud?
(15) Light of His cloud--i.e., lightning, as before. "Dost thou know all the secrets of God's thunderbolts, at whom and how He will use them?" Some understand this otherwise: "Dost thou know when God setteth the sun over them (the clouds), and causeth the light (i.e., the sun) to shine upon His cloud?" i.e., "Dost thou know how God useth the sun to disperse the clouds?"

Verse 15. - Dost thou know when God disposed them; rather, disposes them - gives them their orders, arranges for their course and sequence? Or dost thou know when he caused (or rather, causes) the light of his cloud (either the lightning, or perhaps the rainbow, as Schultens suggests) to shine Thou canst not pretend to any such knowledge. Dost thou know when God disposed them?.... The clouds, that part of the wondrous works of God he was speaking of; when he decreed concerning them that they should be, when he put into them and stored them with rain, hail, snow, &c. disposed of them here and there in the heavens, and gave them orders to fall on this and the other spot of ground; wast thou present at all this, and knew what God was doing secretly in the clouds, and before heard what would break out of them, or fall from them? and if thou art ignorant of these things, canst thou imagine that thou shouldest be made acquainted with the secret springs of God's providential dealings with the children of men?

and caused the light of his cloud to shine; either the lightning to break through the cloud, or rather the light of the sun to shine upon his cloud, prepared to receive the light reflected on it, and form the rainbow; which, as it is called his bow, the cloud in which it is may be called his cloud; which is one of the wondrous works of God, and is called by the Heathens the daughter of wonder (u); formed in a semicircle, with various colours, and as a token that God will drown the earth no more; an emblem of the covenant of peace, and of Jesus Christ, said to be clothed with a cloud, and with a rainbow about his head, Revelation 10:1.

(u) Apollodorus, l. 1. p. 5. 15. when—rather, "how."

disposed them—lays His charge on these "wonders" (Job 37:14) to arise.

light—lightning.

shine—flash. How is it that light arises from the dark thundercloud?37:14-20 Due thoughts of the works of God will help to reconcile us to all his providences. As God has a powerful, freezing north wind, so he has a thawing, composing south wind: the Spirit is compared to both, because he both convinces and comforts, So 4:16. The best of men are much in the dark concerning the glorious perfections of the Divine nature and the Divine government. Those who, through grace, know much of God, know nothing, in comparison with what is to be known, and of what will be known, when that which is perfect is come.
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