Job 38:9
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New International Version
when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,

New Living Translation
and as I clothed it with clouds and wrapped it in thick darkness?

English Standard Version
when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band,

New American Standard Bible
When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band,

King James Bible
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when I made the clouds its garment and thick darkness its blanket,

International Standard Version
when I made clouds to be its clothes and thick darkness its swaddling blanket,

NET Bible
when I made the storm clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band,

New Heart English Bible
when I made clouds its garment, and wrapped it in thick darkness,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
when I clothed it with clouds and wrapped it up in dark clouds,

JPS Tanakh 1917
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, And thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

New American Standard 1977
When I made a cloud its garment,
            And thick darkness its swaddling band,

Jubilee Bible 2000
When I made the clouds its garment and thick darkness a swaddling band for it,

King James 2000 Bible
When I made the clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band,

American King James Version
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling cloth for it,

American Standard Version
When I made clouds the garment thereof, And thick darkness a swaddling-band for it,

Douay-Rheims Bible
when I made a cloud the garment thereof, and wrapped it in a mist as in swaddling bands?

Darby Bible Translation
When I made the cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it;

English Revised Version
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

Webster's Bible Translation
When I made a cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it,

World English Bible
when I made clouds its garment, and wrapped it in thick darkness,

Young's Literal Translation
In My making a cloud its clothing, And thick darkness its swaddling band,
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
8"Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb; 9When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band, 10And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors,…
Cross References
Genesis 1:2
The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters.

Job 38:8
"Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;

Job 38:10
And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors,

Proverbs 30:4
Who has ascended into heaven and descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has wrapped the waters in His garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name or His son's name? Surely you know!
Treasury of Scripture

When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddling cloth for it,

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Genesis 1:2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was on the …

Verse 9. - When I made the cloud the garment thereof. The account of creation here given is certainly not drawn wholly from Genesis It is to be viewed as a second, independent, account of the occurrences, in fuller detail, but vaguer, by reason of the poetical phraseology. And thick darkness a swaddllng-band for it. The infant sea, just come from the womb (ver. 8), is represented as clothed with a cloud, and swaddled in thick darkness, to mark its complete subjection to its Creator from the first. When I made the cloud the garment thereof,.... For this newborn babe, the sea;

and thick darkness a swaddling band for it; which was the case of the sea when it burst out of the bowels of the earth and covered it, for then darkness was upon the face of the deep, a dark, foggy, misty air, Genesis 1:2; and this was before its separation from the land, and in this order it stands in this account; though since, clouds, fogs, and mists, which rise out of the sea, are as garments to it, and cover it at times, and the surrounding atmosphere, as it presses the whole terraqueous globe, and keeps the parts of the earth together, so the waters of the sea from spilling out; and these are the garments and the swaddling bands with which the hands and arms of this big and boisterous creature are wreathed; it is said of the infant in Ezekiel 16:4 that it was neither "salted nor swaddled at all"; but both may be said of the sea; that it is salted is sufficiently known, and that it is swaddled is here affirmed; but who except the Lord Almighty could do this? and who has managed, and still does and can manage, this unruly creature, as easily as a nurse can turn about and swaddle a newborn babe upon her lap. 38:4-11 For the humbling of Job, God here shows him his ignorance, even concerning the earth and the sea. As we cannot find fault with God's work, so we need not fear concerning it. The works of his providence, as well as the work of creation, never can be broken; and the work of redemption is no less firm, of which Christ himself is both the Foundation and the Corner-stone. The church stands as firm as the earth.
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