Job 36:30
New International Version
See how he scatters his lightning about him, bathing the depths of the sea.

New Living Translation
See how he spreads the lightning around him and how it lights up the depths of the sea.

English Standard Version
Behold, he scatters his lightning about him and covers the roots of the sea.

Berean Study Bible
See how He scatters His lightning around Him and covers the depths of the sea.

New American Standard Bible
"Behold, He spreads His lightning about Him, And He covers the depths of the sea.

King James Bible
Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

Christian Standard Bible
See how he spreads his lightning around him and covers the depths of the sea.

Contemporary English Version
And when God sends lightning, it can be seen at the bottom of the sea.

Good News Translation
He sends lightning through all the sky, but the depths of the sea remain dark.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
See how He spreads His lightning around Him and covers the depths of the sea.

International Standard Version
He scatters his lightning above it, and covers the bottom of the sea.

NET Bible
See how he scattered his lightning about him; he has covered the depths of the sea.

New Heart English Bible
Look, he spreads his light around him. He covers the bottom of the sea.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Look, he scatters his flashes of lightning around him and covers the depths of the sea.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Behold, He spreadeth His light upon it; And He covereth the depths of the sea.

New American Standard 1977
“Behold, He spreads His lightning about Him, And He covers the depths of the sea.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Behold, he spreads his light upon it and covers the roots of the sea.

King James 2000 Bible
Behold, he spreads his lightning upon it, and covers the depths of the sea.

American King James Version
Behold, he spreads his light on it, and covers the bottom of the sea.

American Standard Version
Behold, he spreadeth his light around him; And he covereth the bottom of the sea.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
behold he will stretch his bow against him, and he covers the bottom of the sea.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And lighten with his light from above, he shall cover also the ends of the sea.

Darby Bible Translation
Lo, he spreadeth his light around him, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

English Revised Version
Behold, he spreadeth his light around him; and he covereth the bottom of the sea.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.

World English Bible
Behold, he spreads his light around him. He covers the bottom of the sea.

Young's Literal Translation
Lo, He hath spread over it His light, And the roots of the sea He hath covered,
Study Bible
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
29Furthermore, who can understand how the clouds spread out, how the thunder roars from His pavilion? 30See how He scatters His lightning around Him and covers the depths of the sea. 31For by these He judges the nations and provides food in abundance.…
Cross References
Job 36:29
Furthermore, who can understand how the clouds spread out, how the thunder roars from His pavilion?

Job 36:31
For by these He judges the nations and provides food in abundance.

Treasury of Scripture

Behold, he spreads his light on it, and covers the bottom of the sea.

he

Job 38:25,34,35
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; …

Luke 17:24
For as the lightning, that lighteneth out of the one part under heaven, shineth unto the other part under heaven; so shall also the Son of man be in his day.

and

Job 38:8-11
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? …

Genesis 1:9
And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.

Exodus 14:22,28
And the children of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground: and the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their left…

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Lexicon
See how
הֵן־ (hên-)
Interjection
Strong's Hebrew 2005: Lo! behold!

He scatters
פָּרַ֣שׂ (pā·raś)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6566: To break apart, disperse

His lightning
אוֹר֑וֹ (’ō·w·rōw)
Noun - common singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

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

and covers
כִּסָּֽה׃ (kis·sāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3680: To plump, fill up hollows, to cover

the depths
וְשָׁרְשֵׁ֖י (wə·šā·rə·šê)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 8328: A root

of the sea.
הַיָּ֣ם (hay·yām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3220: A sea, the Mediterranean Sea, large river, an artifical basin
(30) His light appears to mean here the lightning which flashes forth from the cloud.

And covereth the bottom of the sea.--Literally, it hath covered the roots of the sea: i.e., it, the lightning, or He, God, hath covered those clouds which are composed of the roots of the sea, that is, the drops of water which are exhaled from the sea.

Verse 30. - Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it. God flashes the weird brilliance of his lightning over the heaven - not over himself, as some translate (Rosenmuller, Cook). He lights up the whole sky at once with the electric splendour, and even covereth with it the bottom (literally, the roots) of the see. This is, of course, hyperbole; but it seems to be Elihu's meaning. 36:24-33 Elihu endeavours to fill Job with high thought of God, and so to persuade him into cheerful submission to his providence. Man may see God's works, and is capable of discerning his hand in them, which the beasts are not, therefore they ought to give him the glory. But while the worker of iniquity ought to tremble, the true believer should rejoice. Children should hear with pleasure their Father's voice, even when he speaks in terror to his enemies. There is no light but there may be a cloud to intercept it. The light of the favour of God, the light of his countenance, the most blessed light of all, even that light has many a cloud. The clouds of our sins cause the Lord to his face, and hinder the light of his loving-kindness from shining on our souls.
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