Job 37:11
New International Version
He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.

New Living Translation
He loads the clouds with moisture, and they flash with his lightning.

English Standard Version
He loads the thick cloud with moisture; the clouds scatter his lightning.

Berean Study Bible
He loads the clouds with moisture; He scatters His lightning through them.

New American Standard Bible
"Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud; He disperses the cloud of His lightning.

King James Bible
Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

Christian Standard Bible
He saturates clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.

Contemporary English Version
Rain clouds filled with lightning appear at God's command,

Good News Translation
Lightning flashes from the clouds,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He saturates clouds with moisture; He scatters His lightning through them.

International Standard Version
He also loads the clouds with moisture, scattering his lightning with the clouds.

NET Bible
He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through the clouds.

New Heart English Bible
Yes, he loads the thick cloud with moisture. He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Yes, he loads the thick clouds with moisture and scatters his lightning from the clouds.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Yea, He ladeth the thick cloud with moister, He spreadeth abroad the cloud of His lightning;

New American Standard 1977
“Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud; He disperses the cloud of His lightning.

Jubilee Bible 2000
In addition to this, with clarity he wearies the thick clouds; and he scatters them with his light.

King James 2000 Bible
Also with moisture he loads the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud:

American King James Version
Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud:

American Standard Version
Yea, he ladeth the thick cloud with moisture; He spreadeth abroad the cloud of his lightning:

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And if a cloud obscures what is precious to him, his light will disperse the cloud.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Corn desireth clouds, and the clouds spread their light :

Darby Bible Translation
Also with plentiful moisture he loadeth the thick clouds, his light dispels the cloud;

English Revised Version
Yea, he ladeth the thick cloud with moisture; he spreadeth abroad the cloud of his lightning:

Webster's Bible Translation
Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

World English Bible
Yes, he loads the thick cloud with moisture. He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning.

Young's Literal Translation
Yea, by filling He doth press out a cloud, Scatter a cloud doth His light.
Study Bible
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
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. 12They swirl about, turning round and round at His direction, accomplishing all that He commands over the face of all the earth.…
Cross References
Job 26:8
He wraps up the waters in His clouds, yet the clouds do not burst under their own weight.

Job 28:26
when He set a limit for the rain and a path for the thunderbolt,

Job 36:27
For He draws up drops of water which distill the rain from the mist,

Job 36:29
Furthermore, who can understand how the clouds spread out, how the thunder roars from His pavilion?

Job 36:32
He fills His hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark.

Job 37:3
He unleashes His lightning beneath the whole sky and sends it to the ends of the earth.

Job 37:15
Do you know how God dispatches the clouds or makes the lightning flash?

Treasury of Scripture

Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud:

he wearieth

Job 36:27,28
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: …

he scattereth

Job 36:30,32
Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea…

Isaiah 18:4
For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, and like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.

Matthew 17:5
While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

his bright cloud.







Lexicon
He loads
יַטְרִ֣יחַ (yaṭ·rî·aḥ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2959: To toil, be burdened

the clouds
עָ֑ב (‘āḇ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 5645: An envelope, darkness, a, cloud, a copse

with moisture;
בְּ֭רִי (bə·rî)
Preposition | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7377: Irrigation, a shower

He scatters
יָ֝פִ֗יץ (yā·p̄îṣ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6327: To be dispersed or scattered

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

through them.
עֲנַ֣ן (‘ă·nan)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6051: A cloud, the nimbus, thunder-cloud
(11) He wearieth the thick cloud.--Also He ladeth the thick cloud with moisture, maketh it to be charged with rain. "He scattereth the cloud of His lightning," that is, which containeth His lightning. Others render, "Yea, the bright sun weareth out (disperseth) the thick cloud; it scattereth the cloud that holds His lightning. And it (the cloud) is turned round about by His counsels, that they may do His purpose, even all which He commandeth them, upon the face of the habitable world." Whether for correction, or for His land generally, or whether He causeth the rain to come as a special mercy:--these are the various purposes for which God reserves His showers.

Verse 11. - Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud; rather, also with moisture he ladeth the thick cloud. Elihu returns from his description of the winter season to the more ordinary condition of things. Rain is the chief necessity of Eastern countries; and God is ever providing it, causing moisture to be drawn up from earth and sea, and safely lodged in the clouds, whence it descends, as needed, and as commanded by God, upon the fields and plains that man cultivates. He scattereth his bright cloud. Most commentators see a reference to lightning here; and it is possible, no doubt, that such a reference is intended. "His bright cloud" - literally, "the cloud of his light" - may mean "the cloud in which his lightning is stored." But perhaps no more is meant than that God spreads abroad over the earth the clouds on which his sunlight rests. The genial showers of spring fall generally from clouds that are, in part at any rate, steeped in the sun's rays. 37:1-13 The changes of the weather are the subject of a great deal of our thoughts and common talk; but how seldom do we think and speak of these things, as Elihu, with a regard to God, the director of them! We must notice the glory of God, not only in the thunder and lightning, but in the more common and less awful changes of the weather; as the snow and rain. Nature directs all creatures to shelter themselves from a storm; and shall man only be unprovided with a refuge? Oh that men would listen to the voice of God, who in many ways warns them to flee from the wrath to come; and invites them to accept his salvation, and to be happy. The ill opinion which men entertain of the Divine direction, peculiarly appears in their murmurs about the weather, though the whole result of the year proves the folly of their complaints. Believers should avoid this; no days are bad as God makes them, though we make many bad by our sins.
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