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.

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

New King James Version
For by these He judges the peoples; He gives food in abundance.

New American Standard Bible
“For by them He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance.

NASB 1995
“For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance.

NASB 1977
“For by these He judges peoples; He gives food in abundance.

Amplified Bible
“For by these [mighty acts] He judges the peoples; He gives food in abundance.

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

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

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Because by them he will judge the nations and he will give food to the many

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Literal Standard Version
For He judges peoples by them, He gives food in abundance.

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.

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.

Additional Translations ...
Context
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…









(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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
For
כִּי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's 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 1777: A straight course, sail direct

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

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

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

in abundance.
לְמַכְבִּֽיר׃ (lə·maḵ·bîr)
Preposition-l | Verb - Hifil - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 4342: Abundance


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