Job 37:17
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You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind,

New Living Translation
When you are sweltering in your clothes and the south wind dies down and everything is still,

English Standard Version
you whose garments are hot when the earth is still because of the south wind?

Berean Study Bible
You whose clothes get hot when the land lies hushed under the south wind,

New American Standard Bible
You whose garments are hot, When the land is still because of the south wind?

King James Bible
How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

Christian Standard Bible
You whose clothes get hot when the south wind brings calm to the land,

Contemporary English Version
You almost melt in the heat of fierce desert winds when the sky is like brass.

Good News Translation
No, you can only suffer in the heat when the south wind oppresses the land.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You whose clothes get hot when the south wind brings calm to the land,

International Standard Version
you whose garments are hot, even though the land is cooled by a south wind?

NET Bible
You, whose garments are hot when the earth is still because of the south wind,

New Heart English Bible
You whose clothing is warm, when the earth is still by reason of the south wind?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
you whose clothes are hot and sweaty, when the earth is calm under a south wind?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou whose garments are warm, When the earth is still by reason of the south wind;

New American Standard 1977
You whose garments are hot, When the land is still because of the south wind?

Jubilee Bible 2000
How thy garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind?

King James 2000 Bible
How your garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind?

American King James Version
How your garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind?

American Standard Version
How thy garments are warm, When the earth is still by reason of the south wind ?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Are not thy garments hot, when the south wind blows upon the earth?

Darby Bible Translation
How thy garments become warm when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

English Revised Version
How thy garments are warm, when the earth is still by reason of the south wind?

Webster's Bible Translation
How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

World English Bible
You whose clothing is warm, when the earth is still by reason of the south wind?

Young's Literal Translation
How thy garments are warm, In the quieting of the earth from the south?
Study Bible
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
16Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge? 17You whose clothes get hot when the land lies hushed under the south wind, 18Can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?…
Cross References
Job 37:16
Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge?

Job 37:18
Can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?

Treasury of Scripture

How your garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind?

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Job 6:17 What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed …

Job 38:31 Can you bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Psalm 147:18 He sends out his word, and melts them: he causes his wind to blow, …

Luke 12:55 And when you see the south wind blow, you say, There will be heat; …







(17) When he quieteth the earth.--Or, When the earth is still.

Verse 17. - How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind? Dost thou even know how it is that, while the breeze from the north chills thee (vers. 9, 10), the breath from the south makes thee feel thy garments too warm? If thou canst not explain a physical matter, wherein thine own comfort is concerned, how much less canst thou comprehend the workings of God in his moral universe! How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind? One should think there is no great difficulty in accounting for this, that a man's clothes should be warm, and he so hot as not to be able to bear them, but obliged to put them off in the summer season, when only the south wind blows, which brings heat, a serene sky, and fine weather, Luke 12:55; and yet there is something in the concourse of divine Providence attending these natural causes, and his blessing with them, without which the garment of a man will not be warm, or at least not warming to him, Haggai 1:6; or

"how thy garments are warm when the land is still from the south,''

as Mr. Broughton renders the words; that is, how it is when the earth is still from the whirlwinds of the south; or when that wind does not blow which brings heat, but northerly winds in the winter time; that then a man's garments should be warm, and keep him warm. 17. thy garments, etc.—that is, dost thou know how thy body grows warm, so as to affect thy garments with heat?

south wind—literally, "region of the south." "When He maketh still (and sultry) the earth (that is, the atmosphere) by (during) the south wind" (So 4:16).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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