Job 28:26
New International Version
when he made a decree for the rain and a path for the thunderstorm,

New Living Translation
He made the laws for the rain and laid out a path for the lightning.

English Standard Version
when he made a decree for the rain and a way for the lightning of the thunder,

Berean Study Bible
when He set a limit for the rain and a path for the thunderbolt,

New American Standard Bible
When He set a limit for the rain And a course for the thunderbolt,

King James Bible
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

Christian Standard Bible
when he established a limit for the rain and a path for the lightning,

Contemporary English Version
and when he decided the path for rain and lightning,

Good News Translation
When God decided where the rain would fall, And the path that the thunderclouds travel;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
when He established a limit for the rain and a path for the lightning,

International Standard Version
He set in place ordinances for the rain; and determined the pathway for thunder that accompanies lightning.

NET Bible
When he imposed a limit for the rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,

New Heart English Bible
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder;

GOD'S WORD® Translation
when he made rules for the rain and set paths for the thunderstorms,

JPS Tanakh 1917
When He made a decree for the rain, And a way for the storm of thunders;

New American Standard 1977
When He set a limit for the rain, And a course for the thunderbolt,

Jubilee Bible 2000
when he made a law for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunders.

King James 2000 Bible
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

American King James Version
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

American Standard Version
When he made a decree for the rain, And a way for the lightning of the thunder;

Brenton Septuagint Translation
When he made them, thus he saw and numbered them, and made a way for the pealing of the thunder.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When he gave a law for the rain, and a way for the sounding storms.

Darby Bible Translation
In appointing a statute for the rain, and a way for the thunder's flash:

English Revised Version
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

Webster's Bible Translation
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

World English Bible
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder;

Young's Literal Translation
In His making for the rain a limit, And a way for the brightness of the voices,
Study Bible
Where Can Wisdom Be Found?
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, 27then He looked at wisdom and appraised it; He established it and searched it out.…
Cross References
Job 28:27
then He looked at wisdom and appraised it; He established it and searched it out.

Job 37:3
He unleashes His lightning beneath the whole sky and sends it to the ends of the earth.

Job 37:6
For He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the gentle rain, 'Pour out a mighty downpour.'

Job 37:11
He loads the clouds with moisture; He scatters His lightning through them.

Job 38:25
Who cuts a channel for the flood or clears a path for the thunderbolt,

Job 38:26
to bring rain on a barren land, on a desert where no man lives,

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

Proverbs 8:22
The LORD possessed me at the beginning of His work, before His deeds of old.

Treasury of Scripture

When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

he made

Job 36:26,32
Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out…

Job 38:25
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

Psalm 148:8
Fire, and hail; snow, and vapour; stormy wind fulfilling his word:

a way

Job 37:3
He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.

Psalm 29:3-10
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters…







Lexicon
when He set
בַּעֲשֹׂת֣וֹ‪‬ (ba·‘ă·ś·ṯōw)
Preposition-b | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6213: To do, make

a limit
חֹ֑ק (ḥōq)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2706: Something prescribed or owed, a statute

for the rain
לַמָּטָ֣ר (lam·mā·ṭār)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4306: Rain

and a path
וְ֝דֶ֗רֶךְ (wə·ḏe·reḵ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

for the thunderbolt,
לַחֲזִ֥יז (la·ḥă·zîz)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 2385: A thunderbolt, lightning flash
Verse 26. - When he made a decree for the rain. God "made a decree for the rain" when be placed the fall of rain under fixed and unalterable laws. In some countries rainy seasons begin almost regularly on a fixed day in the calendar, while for several months in the year it is almost certain that rain will not fall. Even where there is no such exact regularity as this, the rainfall has its laws, since there are maxima and minima which are never exceeded. And a way for the lightning of the thunder. God gave laws to the electric current, and prescribed the "way" that it should take in its passage from heaven to earth, or from cloud to cloud, or from earth to heaven. Everything was ruled beforehand by Infinite Wisdom. 28:20-28 There is a two-fold wisdom; one hid in God, which is secret, and belongs not to us; the other made known by him, and revealed to man. One day's events, and one man's affairs, have such reference to, and so hang one upon another, that He only, to whom all is open, and who sees the whole at one view, can rightly judge of every part. But the knowledge of God's revealed will is within our reach, and will do us good. Let man look upon this as his wisdom, To fear the Lord, and to depart from evil. Let him learn that, and he is learned enough. Where is this wisdom to be found? The treasures of it are hid in Christ, revealed by the word, received by faith, through the Holy Ghost. It will not feed pride or vanity, or amuse our vain curiosity. It teaches and encourages sinners to fear the Lord, and to depart from evil, in the exercise of repentance and faith, without desiring to solve all difficulties about the events of this life.
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