Job 36:33
New International Version
His thunder announces the coming storm; even the cattle make known its approach.

New Living Translation
The thunder announces his presence; the storm announces his indignant anger.

English Standard Version
Its crashing declares his presence; the cattle also declare that he rises.

Berean Study Bible
The thunder declares His presence; even the cattle regard the rising storm.

New American Standard Bible
"Its noise declares His presence; The cattle also, concerning what is coming up.

King James Bible
The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.

Christian Standard Bible
The thunder declares his presence; the cattle also, the approaching storm.

Contemporary English Version
and the thunder tells of his anger against sin.

Good News Translation
Thunder announces the approaching storm, and the cattle know it is coming.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The thunder declares His presence; the cattle also, the approaching storm.

International Standard Version
His thunder declares his presence; and tells the animals what is coming."

NET Bible
His thunder announces the coming storm, the cattle also, concerning the storm's approach.

New Heart English Bible
Its noise tells about him, and the livestock also concerning the storm that comes up.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The thunder announces his coming. The storm announces his angry wrath.

JPS Tanakh 1917
The noise thereof telleth concerning it, The cattle also concerning the storm that cometh up.

New American Standard 1977
“Its noise declares His presence; The cattle also, concerning what is coming up.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The one gives news of the other; the one acquires wrath against the one that comes.

King James 2000 Bible
The thunder thereof declares it, the cattle also, concerning the vapor.

American King James Version
The noise thereof shows concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapor.

American Standard Version
The noise thereof telleth concerning him, The cattle also concerning the storm that cometh up.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
The Lord will declare concerning this to his friend: but there is a portion also for unrighteousness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sheweth his friend concerning it, that it is his possession, and that he may come up to it.

Darby Bible Translation
His thundering declareth concerning him; the cattle even, concerning its coming.

English Revised Version
The noise thereof telleth concerning him, the cattle also concerning the storm that cometh up.

Webster's Bible Translation
The noise of it showeth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapor.

World English Bible
Its noise tells about him, and the livestock also concerning the storm that comes up.

Young's Literal Translation
He sheweth by it to his friend substance, Anger against perversity.
Study Bible
Elihu Declares God's Justice and Power
32He fills His hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark. 33The thunder declares His presence; even the cattle regard the rising storm.
Cross References
Job 37:1
At this My heart also pounds and leaps from its place.

Job 37:2
Listen closely to the thunder of His voice and the rumbling that comes from His mouth.

Treasury of Scripture

The noise thereof shows concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapor.

noise

Job 36:29
Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

Job 37:2
Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.

2 Samuel 22:14
The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice.

the cattle

Jeremiah 14:4-6
Because the ground is chapt, for there was no rain in the earth, the plowmen were ashamed, they covered their heads…

Joel 1:18
How do the beasts groan! the herds of cattle are perplexed, because they have no pasture; yea, the flocks of sheep are made desolate.

Joel 2:22
Be not afraid, ye beasts of the field: for the pastures of the wilderness do spring, for the tree beareth her fruit, the fig tree and the vine do yield their strength.

the vapour.

Job 36:27
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:







Lexicon
The thunder
רֵע֑וֹ (rê·‘ōw)
Noun - masculine singular construct | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7452: Perhaps shouting, roar

declares
יַגִּ֣יד (yag·gîḏ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5046: To be conspicuous

[His presence];
עָלָ֣יו (‘ā·lāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

even the cattle
מִ֝קְנֶ֗ה (miq·neh)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4735: Something bought, property, livestock, acquisition

regard
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the rising [storm].
עוֹלֶֽה׃ (‘ō·w·leh)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively
(33) The noise thereof sheweth concerning it.--This verse is extremely difficult, and the sense very uncertain. We may translate the first clause, "The noise thereof (i.e., the crash of the thunder) declareth concerning Him:" it is His voice, and speaks of Him; but the last clause is almost unintelligible. The words as they stand mean, or may mean, cattle even concerning a goer up; but what this means who shall say? Possibly, the thunder-crash telleth the cattle even concerning Him who goeth up: i.e., even the cattle show, by their terror, that the thunder speaketh to them of God, who goeth up on high. (See Psalm 29:9; Psalm 68:4; Psalm 68:18; Psalm 47:5.) Some render the last clause, "The cattle also concerning Him as He riseth up;" or, "The cattle also concerning the rising storm." There can be no doubt but that the general meaning is that all nature participateth in the terror caused by the thunder, which is regarded as the audible voice of God; but what the exact expression of this general thought may be it is very hard to say.

There should he no break between this chapter and the next.

Verse 33. - The noise thereof showeth concerning it; or, concerning him. The loud crash proclaims the fierceness of God's anger. The cattle also concerning the vapour; rather, it sheweth the cattle also concerning him that goeth up; i.e. the very cattle also feel that God is in the storm, rides upon it, and "goeth up" (comp. Psalm 47:5). The rendering of the Revised Version, "(it showeth) the cattle also concerning the storm that cometh up," is very weak, and unworthy of such an orator as Elihu.



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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