Job 37:17
New International Version
You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind,

New Living Translation
When you are sweltering in your clothes and the south wind dies down and everything is still,

English Standard Version
you whose garments are hot when the earth is still because of the south wind?

Berean Study Bible
You whose clothes get hot when the land lies hushed under the south wind,

King James Bible
How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

New King James Version
Why are your garments hot, When He quiets the earth by the south wind?

New American Standard Bible
You whose garments are hot When the land is still because of the south wind?

NASB 1995
You whose garments are hot, When the land is still because of the south wind?

NASB 1977
You whose garments are hot, When the land is still because of the south wind?

Amplified Bible
You whose garments are hot, When He quiets the earth [in sultry summer] with the [oppressive] south wind?

Christian Standard Bible
You whose clothes get hot when the south wind brings calm to the land,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You whose clothes get hot when the south wind brings calm to the land,

American Standard Version
How thy garments are warm, When the earth is still by reason of the south wind ?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Your garments will be warm and the Earth will move from the south

Brenton Septuagint Translation
But thy robe is warm, and there is quiet upon the land.

Contemporary English Version
You almost melt in the heat of fierce desert winds when the sky is like brass.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Are not thy garments hot, when the south wind blows upon the earth?

English Revised Version
How thy garments are warm, when the earth is still by reason of the south wind?

Good News Translation
No, you can only suffer in the heat when the south wind oppresses the land.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
you whose clothes are hot and sweaty, when the earth is calm under a south wind?

International Standard Version
you whose garments are hot, even though the land is cooled by a south wind?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Thou whose garments are warm, When the earth is still by reason of the south wind;

Literal Standard Version
How your garments [are] warm, In the quieting of the earth from the south?

NET Bible
You, whose garments are hot when the earth is still because of the south wind,

New Heart English Bible
You whose clothing is warm, when the earth is still by reason of the south wind?

World English Bible
You whose clothing is warm, when the earth is still by reason of the south wind?

Young's Literal Translation
How thy garments are warm, In the quieting of the earth from the south?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
16Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge? 17You whose clothes get hot when the land lies hushed under the south wind, 18can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?…

Cross References
Job 37:16
Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge?

Job 37:18
can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?


Treasury of Scripture

How your garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind?

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Job 6:17
What time they wax warm, they vanish: when it is hot, they are consumed out of their place.

Job 38:31
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

Psalm 147:18
He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, and the waters flow.









(17) When he quieteth the earth.--Or, When the earth is still.

Verse 17. - How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind? Dost thou even know how it is that, while the breeze from the north chills thee (vers. 9, 10), the breath from the south makes thee feel thy garments too warm? If thou canst not explain a physical matter, wherein thine own comfort is concerned, how much less canst thou comprehend the workings of God in his moral universe!

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
You whose
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

clothes
בְּגָדֶ֥יךָ (bə·ḡā·ḏe·ḵā)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage

get hot
חַמִּ֑ים (ḥam·mîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's 2525: Hot

when the land
אֶ֝֗רֶץ (’e·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 776: Earth, land

lies hushed
בְּהַשְׁקִ֥ט (bə·haš·qiṭ)
Preposition-b | Verb - Hifil - Infinitive construct
Strong's 8252: To be quiet or undisturbed

under the south wind,
מִדָּרֽוֹם׃ (mid·dā·rō·wm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 1864: The south, poet, the south wind


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