Job 37:10
New International Version
The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.

New Living Translation
God’s breath sends the ice, freezing wide expanses of water.

English Standard Version
By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen fast.

Berean Study Bible
By the breath of God the ice is formed and the watery expanses are frozen.

King James Bible
By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

New King James Version
By the breath of God ice is given, And the broad waters are frozen.

New American Standard Bible
“From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.

NASB 1995
“From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.

NASB 1977
“From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.

Amplified Bible
“Ice is made by the breath of God, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.

Christian Standard Bible
Ice is formed by the breath of God, and watery expanses are frozen.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Ice is formed by the breath of God, and watery expanses are frozen.

American Standard Version
By the breath of God ice is given; And the breadth of the waters is straitened.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And from the breath of God will be given ice crystal, and a multitude of waters going down

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And from the breath of the Mighty One he will send frost; and he guides the water in whatever way he pleases.

Contemporary English Version
and the breath of God freezes streams and rivers.

Douay-Rheims Bible
When God bloweth there cometh frost, and again the waters are poured out abundantly.

English Revised Version
By the breath of God ice is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

Good News Translation
The breath of God freezes the waters, and turns them to solid ice.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God's breath produces ice, and the seas freeze over.

International Standard Version
From the breath of God ice is produced, and a wide body of water is frozen.

JPS Tanakh 1917
By the breath of God ice is given, And the breadth of the waters is straitened.

Literal Standard Version
From the breath of God is frost given, And the breadth of waters is constricted,

NET Bible
The breath of God produces ice, and the breadth of the waters freeze solid.

New Heart English Bible
By the breath of God, ice is given, and the breadth of the waters is frozen.

World English Bible
By the breath of God, ice is given, and the breadth of the waters is frozen.

Young's Literal Translation
From the breath of God is frost given, And the breadth of waters is straitened,

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
9The tempest comes from its chamber, and the cold from the driving north winds. 10By the breath of God the ice is formed and the watery expanses are frozen. 11He loads the clouds with moisture; He scatters His lightning through them.…

Cross References
Job 38:29
From whose womb does the ice emerge? Who gives birth to the frost from heaven,

Psalm 147:17
He casts forth His hail like pebbles. Who can withstand His icy blast?


Treasury of Scripture

By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

Job 38:29,30
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? …

Psalm 78:47
He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.

Psalm 147:16-18
He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes…









(10) The breadth of the waters is straitened.--Firm, like a molten mass.

Verse 10. - By the breath of God frost is given (comp. Psalm 147:16-18). "The breath of God," which is a metaphor for the will of God, causes alike both frost and thaw. And the breadth of the waters is straitened; or, congealed. A broad expanse of water is suddenly turned by frost into a stiff and solid mass.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
By the breath
מִנִּשְׁמַת־ (min·niš·maṯ-)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 5397: A puff, wind, angry, vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect, an animal

of God
אֵ֥ל (’êl)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 410: Strength -- as adjective, mighty, the Almighty

the ice
קָ֑רַח (qā·raḥ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7140: Ice, hail, rock crystal

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

and the watery
מַ֣יִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 4325: Water, juice, urine, semen

expanses
וְרֹ֖חַב (wə·rō·ḥaḇ)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7341: Breadth, width

are frozen.
בְּמוּצָֽק׃ (bə·mū·ṣāq)
Preposition-b | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 4164: Narrowness, distress


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