Job 28:25
New International Version
When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,

New Living Translation
He decided how hard the winds should blow and how much rain should fall.

English Standard Version
When he gave to the wind its weight and apportioned the waters by measure,

Berean Study Bible
When God fixed the weight of the wind and measured out the waters,

King James Bible
To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

New King James Version
To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure.

New American Standard Bible
“When He imparted weight to the wind, And assessed the waters by measure,

NASB 1995
“When He imparted weight to the wind And meted out the waters by measure,

NASB 1977
“When He imparted weight to the wind, And meted out the waters by measure,

Amplified Bible
“When He gave weight and pressure to the wind And allotted the waters by measure,

Christian Standard Bible
When God fixed the weight of the wind and distributed the water by measure,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
When God fixed the weight of the wind and limited the water by measure,

American Standard Version
To make a weight for the wind: Yea, he meteth out the waters by measure.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because he made a scale for the wind and has prepared a weight with a measure

Brenton Septuagint Translation
all that he has made; the weight of the winds, the measures of the water.

Contemporary English Version
When God divided out the wind and the water,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Who made a weight for the winds and weighed the waters by measure.

English Revised Version
To make a weight for the wind; yea, he meteth out the waters by measure.

Good News Translation
When God gave the wind its power And determined the size of the sea;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
When he gave the wind its force and measured the water [in the sea],

International Standard Version
"He imparted weight to the wind; he regulated water by his measurement.

JPS Tanakh 1917
When He maketh a weight for the wind, And meteth out the waters by measure.

Literal Standard Version
To make a weight for the wind, And He meted out the waters in measure.

NET Bible
When he made the force of the wind and measured the waters with a gauge.

New Heart English Bible
He establishes the force of the wind. Yes, he measures out the waters by measure.

World English Bible
He establishes the force of the wind. Yes, he measures out the waters by measure.

Young's Literal Translation
To make for the wind a weight, And the waters He meted out in measure.

Additional Translations ...
Context
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
24For He looks to the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens. 25When God fixed the weight of the wind and measured out the waters, 26when He set a limit for the rain and a path for the thunderbolt,…

Cross References
Job 12:15
If He holds back the waters, they dry up, and if He releases them, they overwhelm the land.

Job 38:8
Who enclosed the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,

Psalm 135:7
He causes the clouds to rise from the ends of the earth. He generates the lightning with the rain and brings forth the wind from His storehouses.


Treasury of Scripture

To make the weight for the winds; and he weighs the waters by measure.

To make the weight, etc.

Psalm 135:7
He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.

Isaiah 40:12
Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?









Verse 25. - To make the weight for the winds. God by his wisdom gives to winds their exactly fitting degree of force and violence, so that they perform the work in the world which they were intended to perform, and which would not be performed, were they either of a less or of a greater intensity. And he weigheth the waters by measure (comp. Isaiah 40:12, "Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with a span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?"). Everything in creation is duly proportioned to every other thing. All is ordered "by weight and with care."

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
When God fixed
לַעֲשׂ֣וֹת (la·‘ă·śō·wṯ)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's 6213: To do, make

the weight
מִשְׁקָ֑ל (miš·qāl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4948: Weight, weighing

of the wind
לָר֣וּחַ (lā·rū·aḥ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 7307: Wind, breath, exhalation, life, anger, unsubstantiality, a region of the sky, spirit

and measured out
בְּמִדָּֽה׃ (bə·mid·dāh)
Preposition-b | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4060: Extension, height, breadth, a measure, a portion, a vestment, tribute

the waters,
וּ֝מַ֗יִם (ū·ma·yim)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen


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