Job 38:22
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New International Version
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail,

New Living Translation
"Have you visited the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of hail?

English Standard Version
“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,

New American Standard Bible
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,

King James Bible
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have you entered the place where the snow is stored? Or have you seen the storehouses of hail,

International Standard Version
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen where the hail is stored,

NET Bible
Have you entered the storehouse of the snow, or seen the armory of the hail,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Have you been to the warehouses where snow is stored or seen the warehouses for hail

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow, and hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

King James 2000 Bible
Have you entered into the treasury of the snow? or have you seen the treasury of the hail,

American King James Version
Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail,

American Standard Version
Hast thou entered the treasuries of the snow, Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Hast thou entered into the storehouses of the snow, or has thou beheld the treasures of the hail :

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou entered into the storehouses of the snow, and hast thou seen the treasuries of the hail,

English Revised Version
Hast thou entered the treasuries of the snow, or hast thou seen the treasuries of the hail,

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

World English Bible
Have you entered the treasuries of the snow, or have you seen the treasures of the hail,

Young's Literal Translation
Hast thou come in unto the treasure of snow? Yea, the treasures of hail dost thou see?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

38:12-24 The Lord questions Job, to convince him of his ignorance, and shame him for his folly in prescribing to God. If we thus try ourselves, we shall soon be brought to own that what we know is nothing in comparison with what we know not. By the tender mercy of our God, the Day-spring from on high has visited us, to give light to those that sit in darkness, whose hearts are turned to it as clay to the seal, 2Co 4:6. God's way in the government of the world is said to be in the sea; this means, that it is hid from us. Let us make sure that the gates of heaven shall be opened to us on the other side of death, and then we need not fear the opening of the gates of death. It is presumptuous for us, who perceive not the breadth of the earth, to dive into the depth of God's counsels. We should neither in the brightest noon count upon perpetual day, nor in the darkest midnight despair of the return of the morning; and this applies to our inward as well as to our outward condition. What folly it is to strive against God! How much is it our interest to seek peace with him, and to keep in his love!

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 22. - Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? The "treasures of the snow" are the storehouses, wherein the snow is, poetically, supposed to be laid up. Vast accumulations of snow actually exist in various portions of the earth's surface, but the fresh snow that falls is not taken from these treasuries, but newly generated by the crystallization of floating vapours in the atmosphere. Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail! This expression is to be explained similarly, as poetical. Hail is nowhere kept in store. It is generated by the passage of rain-drops through a layer of freezing air.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail? The vapours raised, and clouds formed in the atmosphere, which is the storehouse of those meteors; and may be called treasures, because hidden in the clouds, and not seen by man until the fall of them; and because they are in the keeping, and at the command and direction of the Lord the proprietor of them; and because rich and enriching, especially snow, which falling keeps the earth warm, and makes it fruitful; and because of the abundance thereof which sometimes falls. Now we are not to imagine that the Lord has stores of these laid up in heaps, in times past for time to come; but that he can and does as easily and as soon produce them when he pleases, as one that has treasures laid up can bring them forth at once.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

22. treasures—storehouses, from which God draws forth snow and hail. Snow is vapor congealed in the air before it is collected in drops large enough to form hail. Its shape is that of a crystal in endless variety of beautiful figures. Hail is formed by rain falling through dry cold air.

Job 38:22 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Challenges Job
21"You know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great! 22"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, 23Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle?…
Cross References
Revelation 16:21
From the sky huge hailstones, each weighing about a hundred pounds, fell on people. And they cursed God on account of the plague of hail, because the plague was so terrible.

Exodus 9:18
Therefore, at this time tomorrow I will send the worst hailstorm that has ever fallen on Egypt, from the day it was founded till now.

Joshua 10:11
As they fled before Israel on the road down from Beth Horon to Azekah, the LORD hurled large hailstones down on them, and more of them died from the hail than were killed by the swords of the Israelites.

Job 37:6
He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'

Job 38:23
which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle?

Isaiah 30:30
The LORD will cause people to hear his majestic voice and will make them see his arm coming down with raging anger and consuming fire, with cloudburst, thunderstorm and hail.

Ezekiel 13:11
therefore tell those who cover it with whitewash that it is going to fall. Rain will come in torrents, and I will send hailstones hurtling down, and violent winds will burst forth.

Ezekiel 13:13
"'Therefore this is what the Sovereign LORD says: In my wrath I will unleash a violent wind, and in my anger hailstones and torrents of rain will fall with destructive fury.
Treasury of Scripture

Have you entered into the treasures of the snow? or have you seen the treasures of the hail,

Job 6:16 Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:

Job 37:6 For he said to the snow, Be you on the earth; likewise to the small …

Psalm 33:7 He gathers the waters of the sea together as an heap: he lays up …

Psalm 135:7 He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; he makes …

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