Job 37:9
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New International Version
The tempest comes out from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds.

New Living Translation
The stormy wind comes from its chamber, and the driving winds bring the cold.

English Standard Version
From its chamber comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds.

Berean Study Bible
The tempest comes from its chamber, and the cold from the driving north winds.

New American Standard Bible
"Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.

King James Bible
Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.

Christian Standard Bible
The windstorm comes from its chamber, and the cold from the driving north winds.

Contemporary English Version
The windstorms of winter strike,

Good News Translation
The storm winds come from the south, and the biting cold from the north.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The windstorm comes from its chamber, and the cold from the driving north winds.

International Standard Version
"From the south, a whirlwind proceeds, out of the icy north winds.

NET Bible
A tempest blows out from its chamber, icy cold from the driving winds.

New Heart English Bible
Out of its chamber comes the storm, and cold out of the north.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
A storm comes out of its chamber. It is cold because of the strong winds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Out of the Chamber cometh the storm; And cold out of the north.

New American Standard 1977
“Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Out of the south comes the whirlwind and cold out of the north wind.

King James 2000 Bible
Out of the south comes the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.

American King James Version
Out of the south comes the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.

American Standard Version
Out of the chamber of the south cometh the storm, And cold out of the north.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Out of the inner parts shall a tempest come, and cold out of the north.

Darby Bible Translation
From the chamber [of the south] cometh the whirlwind; and cold from the winds of the north.

English Revised Version
Out of the chamber of the south cometh the storm: and cold out of the north.

Webster's Bible Translation
From the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold from the north.

World English Bible
Out of its room comes the storm, and cold out of the north.

Young's Literal Translation
From the inner chamber cometh a hurricane, And from scatterings winds -- cold,
Study Bible
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
8The wild animals enter their lairs; they settle down in their dens. 9The tempest comes from its chamber, and the cold from the driving north winds. 10By the breath of God the ice is formed and the watery expanses are frozen.…
Cross References
Job 9:9
He is the Maker of the Bear and Orion, of the Pleiades and the constellations of the south.

Psalm 147:17
He casts forth His hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast?

Treasury of Scripture

Out of the south comes the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.

south. Heb. chamber

Job 9:9 Which makes Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.

Psalm 104:3 Who lays the beams of his chambers in the waters: who makes the clouds …

the whirlwind

Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Isaiah 21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass …

Zechariah 9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth …

north. Heb. scattering winds







(9) Out of the south.--Rather, out of its chamber (see Job 9:9) cometh the whirlwind, or typhoon: and cold from the northern constellations, from the quarter of the heavens where they shine.

Verse 9. - Out of the south cometh the whirlwind; rather, out of the secret chamber - the storehouse where God keeps his tempests. Nothing is said of "the south" here, though elsewhere, no doubt, whirlwinds are said to come especially from that quarter (see Isaiah 21:1 and Zechariah 9:14). And cold out of the north; rather, and cold from the scatterers. "The scatterers" seem to be the violent winds which clear the heavens of clouds, and bring in a clear frosty atmosphere. Or the word used may designate a constellation (comp. Job 38:32). Out of the south cometh the whirlwind,.... Or "from the chamber" (n); from the chamber of the cloud, as Ben Gersom, from the inside of it; or from the treasury of God, who bringeth the wind out of his treasures; alluding to chambers where treasures are kept; or from the heavens, shut up and veiled around with clouds like a pavilion: but because we read of the chambers of the south, Job 9:9; and the southern pole was like a secret chamber, shut up, unseen, and unknown very much to the ancients; hence we render it, and others interpret it, of the south; from whence in these countries came whirlwinds. Hence we read of the whirlwinds of the south, Isaiah 21:1;

and cold out of the north; cold freezing winds from thence; or "from the scatterers" (o): Aben Ezra interprets them of stars, the same with the "Mazzaroth", Job 38:32; stars scattered about the Arctic or northern pole, as some: or rather the northern winds are designed which scatter the clouds, drive away rain, Proverbs 25:23; and bring fair weather, Job 37:22. Wherefore Mr. Broughton renders the word,

"fair weather winds;''

and, in a marginal note,

"the scatterers of clouds (p).''

(n) "de penetali", Montanus; so Junius and Tremellius, Piscator, Cocceius, Schultens. (o) "a dispergentibus", Montanus, Vatablus, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator; "a sparsoribus", Schultens. (p) So David de Pomis, Lexic. fol. 7. 3.9. south—literally, "chambers"; connected with the south (Job 9:9). The whirlwinds are poetically regarded as pent up by God in His southern chambers, whence He sends them forth (so Job 38:22; Ps 135:7). As to the southern whirlwinds (see Isa 21:1; Zec 9:14), they drive before them burning sands; chiefly from February to May.

the north—literally, "scattering"; the north wind scatters the clouds.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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