Job 36:31
New International Version
This is the way he governs the nations and provides food in abundance.

New Living Translation
By these mighty acts he nourishes the people, giving them food in abundance.

English Standard Version
For by these he judges peoples; he gives food in abundance.

Berean Study Bible
For by these He judges the nations and provides food in abundance.

New American Standard Bible
"For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance.

King James Bible
For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.

Christian Standard Bible
For he judges the nations with these; he gives food in abundance.

Contemporary English Version
By producing such rainstorms, God rules the world and provides us with food.

Good News Translation
This is how he feeds the people and provides an abundance of food.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
For He judges the nations with these; He gives food in abundance.

International Standard Version
He uses them to judge some people and give food to many.

NET Bible
It is by these that he judges the nations and supplies food in abundance.

New Heart English Bible
For by these he judges the people. He gives food in abundance.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
This is how he uses the rains to provide for people and to give them more than enough food.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For by these He judgeth the peoples; He giveth food in abundance.

New American Standard 1977
“For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For by them he judges the peoples; he gives food to the multitude.

King James 2000 Bible
For by them judges he the people; he gives food in abundance.

American King James Version
For by them judges he the people; he gives meat in abundance.

American Standard Version
For by these he judgeth the peoples; He giveth food in abundance.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
For by them he will judge the nations: he will give food to him that has strength.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For by these he judgeth people, and giveth food to many mortals.

Darby Bible Translation
For with them he judgeth the peoples; he giveth food in abundance.

English Revised Version
For by these he judgeth the peoples; he giveth meat in abundance.

Webster's Bible Translation
For by them he judgeth the people; he giveth food in abundance.

World English Bible
For by these he judges the people. He gives food in abundance.

Young's Literal Translation
For by them He doth judge peoples, He giveth food in abundance.
Study Bible
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
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. 32He fills His hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark.…
Cross References
Acts 14:17
Yet He has not left Himself without testimony to His goodness: He gives you rain from heaven and fruitful seasons, filling your hearts with food and gladness."

Job 36:30
See how He scatters His lightning around Him and covers the depths of the sea.

Job 37:13
Whether for punishment or for His land, He accomplishes this in His loving devotion.

Psalm 104:27
All creatures look to You to give them their food in due season.

Psalm 136:25
He gives food to every creature. His loving devotion endures forever.

Treasury of Scripture

For by them judges he the people; he gives meat in abundance.

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Job 37:13
He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Job 38:22,23
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, …

Genesis 6:17
And, behold, I, even I, do bring a flood of waters upon the earth, to destroy all flesh, wherein is the breath of life, from under heaven; and every thing that is in the earth shall die.

he giveth

Job 38:26,27
To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; …

Psalm 65:9-13
Thou visitest the earth, and waterest it: thou greatly enrichest it with the river of God, which is full of water: thou preparest them corn, when thou hast so provided for it…

Psalm 104:13-15,27,28
He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works…







Lexicon
For
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

by these
בָ֭ם (ḇām)
Preposition | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew

He judges
יָדִ֣ין (yā·ḏîn)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1777: A straight course, sail direct

the nations
עַמִּ֑ים (‘am·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

and provides
יִֽתֶּן־ (yit·ten-)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

food
אֹ֥כֶל (’ō·ḵel)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 400: Food

in abundance.
לְמַכְבִּֽיר׃ (lə·maḵ·bîr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4342: Abundance
(31) For by them--i.e., these roots of the sea, these drops of water, these rain-clouds. "He judgeth peoples" by withholding them, or "giveth meat in abundance" by sending rain on the earth; or He may use them in excess, to chastise nations by inundations and the like. The change from roots of the sea to bottom of the sea in the Authorised Version has obscured the meaning of "them" in the next verse, unless, indeed, we understand it generally, by these things.

Verse 31. - For by them judgeth he the people. By his clouds God works two opposite effects. On the one hand, he executes judgment upon the peoples, destroying their crops, causing widespread ruin by inundations, smiting and slaying numbers with his thunderbolts; on the other, he giveth meat in abundance, restoring to the parched earth its fertility by means of copious and refreshing showers, stimulating vegetation, and so furthering the harvest. 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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