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 His cloud over it.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
He holds back the face of his throne and spreads his cloud upon it.

King James 2000 Bible
He holds back the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud upon it.

American King James Version
He holds back the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud on it.

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
He covereth the face of his throne, he spreadeth his cloud upon it.

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

Webster's Bible Translation
He holdeth back the face of his throne, and spreadeth his cloud upon 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.
Study Bible
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 His cloud over it. 10He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.…
Cross References
Job 22:14
Clouds veil Him so that He cannot see, as He traverses heaven's horizon.'

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.







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

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

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

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

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

over it.
עָלָ֣יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against
(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). 26:5-14 Many striking instances are here given of the wisdom and power of God, in the creation and preservation of the world. If we look about us, to the earth and waters here below, we see his almighty power. If we consider hell beneath, though out of our sight, yet we may conceive the discoveries of God's power there. If we look up to heaven above, we see displays of God's almighty power. By his Spirit, the eternal Spirit that moved upon the face of the waters, the breath of his mouth, Ps 33:6, he has not only made the heavens, but beautified them. By redemption, all the other wonderful works of the Lord are eclipsed; and we may draw near, and taste his grace, learn to love him, and walk with delight in his ways. The ground of the controversy between Job and the other disputants was, that they unjustly thought from his afflictions that he must have been guilty of heinous crimes. They appear not to have duly considered the evil and just desert of original sin; nor did they take into account the gracious designs of God in purifying his people. Job also darkened counsel by words without knowledge. But his views were more distinct. He does not appear to have alleged his personal righteousness as the ground of his hope towards God. Yet what he admitted in a general view of his case, he in effect denied, while he complained of his sufferings as unmerited and severe; that very complaint proving the necessity for their being sent, in order to his being further humbled in the sight of God.
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