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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

Jubilee Bible 2000
How thy garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind?

King James 2000 Bible
How your garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind?

American King James Version
How your garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind?

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

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

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

Darby Bible Translation
How thy garments become warm when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

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

Webster's Bible Translation
How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by 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?
Study Bible
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.







Lexicon
You whose
אֲשֶׁר־ (’ă·šer-)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's Hebrew 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 Hebrew 899: A covering, clothing, treachery, pillage

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

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

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

under the south wind,
מִדָּרֽוֹם׃ (mid·dā·rō·wm)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1864: The south, poet, the south wind
(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! 37:14-20 Due thoughts of the works of God will help to reconcile us to all his providences. As God has a powerful, freezing north wind, so he has a thawing, composing south wind: the Spirit is compared to both, because he both convinces and comforts, So 4:16. The best of men are much in the dark concerning the glorious perfections of the Divine nature and the Divine government. Those who, through grace, know much of God, know nothing, in comparison with what is to be known, and of what will be known, when that which is perfect is come.
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