Job 37:7
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New International Version
So that everyone he has made may know his work, he stops all people from their labor.

New Living Translation
Then everyone stops working so they can watch his power.

English Standard Version
He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he made may know it.

New American Standard Bible
"He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work.

King James Bible
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
serve as His sign to all mankind, so that all men may know His work.

International Standard Version
"He puts a limit to the skill of every person; to delineate all people from what they do.

NET Bible
He causes everyone to stop working, so that all people may know his work.

New Heart English Bible
He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he has made may know it.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He makes it impossible to do anything so that people will recognize his work.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He sealeth up the hand of every man, That all men whom He hath made may know it.

New American Standard 1977
“He seals the hand of every man,
            That all men may know His work.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He seals up the hand of every man that all men may know his work.

King James 2000 Bible
He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

American King James Version
He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

American Standard Version
He sealeth up the hand of every man, That all men whom he hath made may know it .

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sealeth up the hand of all men, that every one may know his works.

Darby Bible Translation
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

English Revised Version
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men whom he hath made may know it.

Webster's Bible Translation
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

World English Bible
He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he has made may know it.

Young's Literal Translation
Into the hand of every man he sealeth, For the knowledge by all men of His work.
Study Bible
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
6"For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' And to the downpour and the rain, 'Be strong.' 7"He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work. 8"Then the beast goes into its lair And remains in its den.…
Cross References
Job 12:14
"Behold, He tears down, and it cannot be rebuilt; He imprisons a man, and there can be no release.

Psalm 109:27
And let them know that this is Your hand; You, LORD, have done it.

Psalm 111:2
Great are the works of the LORD; They are studied by all who delight in them.
Treasury of Scripture

He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

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Job 5:12 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot …

Job 9:7 Which commands the sun, and it rises not; and seals up the stars.

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Job 36:24 Remember that you magnify his work, which men behold.

Psalm 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth.

Psalm 64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that …

Psalm 92:4 For you, LORD, have made me glad through your work: I will triumph …

Psalm 109:27 That they may know that this is your hand; that you, LORD, have done it.

Psalm 111:2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have …

Ecclesiastes 8:17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the …

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in …

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall …

Verse 7. - He sealeth up the hand of every man. In the winter season, when the snow falls, and the heavy rains pour down (ver. 6), God "seeleth up the hand of every man;" i.e. puts an end to ordinary out-of-doors labour, and establishes a time of pause or rest (comp. Homer, 'II.,' 17:549). He does this with the object that all men may know his work; i.e. that, during the time of their enforced idleness, men may have leisure for reflection, and may employ it in meditating upon him and his marvellous "work." He sealeth up the hand of every man,.... That is, by deep snows and heavy rains being on the earth; where, as travellers are stopped in their journeys, and cannot proceed, so various artificers are hindered from their work, and husbandmen especially from their employment in the fields; so that their hands are as it were shut up and sealed, that they cannot work with them. Sephorno interprets this of the fruits and increase of the earth being produced and brought to perfection by means of the snow and rain, and so gathered by and into the hands of men; whereby they are led to observe the work of God and his goodness herein, and so to love and fear him; which he takes to be the sense of the following clause,

that all men may know his work; either their own work; what they have to do at home when they cannot work abroad; or that they may have leisure to reflect upon their moral ways and works, and consider how deficient they are: or rather the work of God; that they may know and own the snow and rain are his work, and depend upon his will; or that they may have time and opportunity of considering and meditating on the works of God, in nature, providence, and grace. Some choose to read the words, "that all men of his work may know" (l); may know him the author of their beings, and the God of their mercies. For all men are the work of his hands; he has made them, and not they themselves; and the end of all God's dealings with them is, that they may know him, fear, serve, and glorify him.

(l) "omnes homines operis ipsius", Schmidt, Michaelis; so Schultens. 7. In winter God stops man's out-of-doors activity.

sealeth—closeth up (Job 9:7). Man's "hands" are then tied up.

his work—in antithesis to man's own work ("hand") which at other times engages men so as to make them liable to forget their dependence on God. Umbreit more literally translates, That all men whom He has made (literally, "of His making") may be brought to acknowledgment."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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