Job 26:9
New International Version
He covers the face of the full moon, spreading his clouds over it.

New Living Translation
He covers the face of the moon, shrouding it with his clouds.

English Standard Version
He covers the face of the full moon and spreads over it his cloud.

Berean Study Bible
He covers the face of the full moon, spreading over it His cloud.

King James Bible
He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.

New King James Version
He covers the face of His throne, And spreads His cloud over it.

New American Standard Bible
“He obscures the face of the full moon And spreads His cloud over it.

NASB 1995
"He obscures the face of the full moon And spreads His cloud over it.

NASB 1977
“He obscures the face of the full moon, And spreads His cloud over it.

Amplified Bible
“He covers the face of the full moon And spreads His cloud over it.

Christian Standard Bible
He obscures the view of his throne, spreading his cloud over it.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He obscures the view of His throne, spreading His cloud over it.

American Standard Version
He incloseth the face of his throne, And spreadeth his cloud upon it.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
He has seized on the face of the covering and spread a cloud over it

Brenton Septuagint Translation
He keeps back the face of his throne, stretching out his cloud upon it.

Contemporary English Version
and he wraps them around the face of the moon.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He withholdeth the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud over it.

English Revised Version
He closeth in the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon it.

Good News Translation
He hides the full moon behind a cloud.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He covers his throne by spreading his cloud over it.

International Standard Version
He has enclosed the face of the full moon and spread his clouds over it.

JPS Tanakh 1917
He closeth in the face of His throne, And spreadeth His cloud upon it.

Literal Standard Version
Taking hold of the face of the throne, "" Spreading His cloud over it.

NET Bible
He conceals the face of the full moon, shrouding it with his clouds.

New Heart English Bible
He encloses the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud on it.

World English Bible
He encloses the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud on it.

Young's Literal Translation
Taking hold of the face of the throne, Spreading over it His cloud.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Job: Who Can Understand God's Majesty?
8He wraps up the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their own weight. 9He covers the face of the full moon, spreading over it His cloud. 10He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.…

Cross References
Job 22:14
Thick clouds veil Him so He does not see us as He traverses the vault of heaven.'

Psalm 97:2
Clouds and darkness surround Him; righteousness and justice are His throne's foundation.

Psalm 105:39
He spread a cloud as a covering and a fire to light up the night.


Treasury of Scripture

He holds back the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud on it.

Exodus 20:21
And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

Exodus 33:20-23
And he said, Thou canst not see my face: for there shall no man see me, and live…

Exodus 34:3
And no man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen throughout all the mount; neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that mount.









(9) He holdeth back the face.--Or, covereth the face of his throne in the heavens, spreading his rack of cloud upon it.

Verse 9. - He holdeth back the face of his throne; rather, he covereth up. He makes the clouds to gather in the vault of heaven, above which is his throne, and in this way conceals it and covers it up. And spreadeth his cloud upon it; or, over it, so blotting it out from sight. Behind the more obvious meaning lies one which is deeper and more spiritual. God withdraws himself from sight, gathers clouds and darkness around him to be the habitation of his seat, hides from men the principles of his government and administration, makes himself unapproachable and inscrutable, is a mystery and an enigma which man cannot hope to understand or solve (comp. 1 Kings 8:12; Psalm 18:11; Psalm 97:2).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
He covers
מְאַחֵ֥ז (mə·’a·ḥêz)
Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 270: To grasp, take hold, take possession

the face
פְּנֵי־ (pə·nê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the full moon,
כִסֵּ֑ה (ḵis·sêh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 3678: Seat of honor, throne

spreading
פַּרְשֵׁ֖ז (par·šêz)
Verb - Piel - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 6576: To expand

His cloud
עֲנָנֽוֹ׃ (‘ă·nā·nōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's 6051: A cloud, the nimbus, thunder-cloud

over it.
עָלָ֣יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against


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