Job 38:29
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New International Version
From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens

New Living Translation
Who is the mother of the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens?

English Standard Version
From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the frost of heaven?

New American Standard Bible
"From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?

King James Bible
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whose womb did the ice come from? Who gave birth to the frost of heaven

International Standard Version
Whose womb brings forth the ice? Who gives birth to frost out of an empty sky,

NET Bible
From whose womb does the ice emerge, and the frost from the sky, who gives birth to it,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From whose womb came the ice, and who has given birth to the frost in the air?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Out of whose womb came the ice, and the hoary frost of heaven, who has begotten it?

King James 2000 Bible
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the frost from heaven, who has given it birth?

American King James Version
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?

American Standard Version
Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Out of whose womb came the ice; and the frost from heaven who hath gendered it?

Darby Bible Translation
Out of whose womb cometh the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who bringeth it forth?

English Revised Version
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

Webster's Bible Translation
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

World English Bible
Out of whose womb came the ice? The gray frost of the sky, who has given birth to it?

Young's Literal Translation
From whose belly came forth the ice? And the hoar-frost of the heavens, Who hath begotten it?
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

38:25-41 Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 29. - Out of whose womb came the ice? Modern scientists admit that the process by which a liquid is metamorphosed into a solid transcends their utmost power of thought. They know nothing more than the fact that at the temperature of 32° Fahr. water, and at other temperatures other liquids, are solidified (see an article by Professor Tyndall on the generation of a snowflake in the Contemporary Review of 1880). It is thus not only creation itself, but the transformations of created things, that transcend the scientific intellect and are inexplicable. And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? This is the same question as that of the previous clause, expressed in different words

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Out of whose womb came the ice?.... The parent of the rain and dew is the parent of the ice also, and he only; it is therefore called "his ice", his child, his offspring, Psalm 147:17. Here the Lord is represented as a mother, and so he is by Orpheus (b) called "metropator", or "mother-father";

and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? this is of God, and by his breath; see Job 37:10.

(b) Apud Clement. Stromat. l. 5. p. 608.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

29. Job 37:10.

Job 38:29 Additional Commentaries
Context
God Challenges Job
28"Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? 29"From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth? 30"Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.…
Cross References
Job 37:10
The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.

Job 38:30
when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?

Psalm 147:16
He spreads the snow like wool and scatters the frost like ashes.

Psalm 147:17
He hurls down his hail like pebbles. Who can withstand his icy blast?
Treasury of Scripture

Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?

Job 38:8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, as if it …

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

Job 37:10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters …

Psalm 147:16,17 He gives snow like wool: he scatters the hoarfrost like ashes…

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