Job 38:1
New International Version
Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:

New Living Translation
Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind:

English Standard Version
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

Berean Study Bible
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,

King James Bible
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind. He said:

Contemporary English Version
From out of a storm, the LORD said to Job:

Good News Translation
Then out of the storm the LORD spoke to Job.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind. He said:

International Standard Version
The LORD responded to Job from the whirlwind and said:

NET Bible
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind:

New Heart English Bible
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:

New American Standard 1977
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,

King James 2000 Bible
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

American King James Version
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

American Standard Version
Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And after Elius had ceased from speaking, the Lord spoke to Job through the whirlwind and clouds, saying,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said :

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,

English Revised Version
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Webster's Bible Translation
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

World English Bible
Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah answereth Job out of the whirlwind, and saith: --
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
1Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said: 2“Who is this who obscures My counsel by words without knowledge?…
Cross References
Job 26:10
He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Job 40:6
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

Treasury of Scripture

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Job 37:1,2,9,14
At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place…

Exodus 19:16-19
And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled…

Deuteronomy 4:11,12
And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness…







Lexicon
Then the LORD
יְהוָ֣ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

answered
וַיַּֽעַן־ (way·ya·‘an-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6030: To answer, respond

Job
אִ֭יּוֹב (’î·yō·wḇ)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 347: Job -- a patriarch

out of
מִ֥ן ׀ (min)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the whirlwind
הַסְּעָרָ֗ה (has·sə·‘ā·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5591: A hurricane

and said:
וַיֹּאמַֽר׃ (way·yō·mar)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say
XXXVIII.

(1) Then the Lord answered Job.--This chapter brings the grand climax and catastrophe of the poem. Unless all was to remain hopelessly uncertain and dark, there could be no solution of the questions so fiercely and obstinately debated but by the intervention of Him whose government was the matter in dispute. And so the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, or tempest: that is to say, the tempest which had been long gathering, and which had been the subject of Elihu's remarks. The one argument which is developed in the remaining chapters is drawn from man's ignorance. There is so much in nature that man knows not and cannot understand, that it is absurd for him to suppose that he can judge aright in matters touching God's moral government of the world. Though Job is afterwards (Job 42:8) justified by God, yet the tone of all that God says to him is more or less mingled with reproach.

Verse 1. - Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind. It is remarked, with reason, that the special mention of Job as the person answered "implies that another speaker had intervened" (Wordsworth); while the attachment of the article to the word "whirlwind" implies some previous mention of that phenomenon, which is only to be found in the discourse of Elihu (Job 37:9). Both points have an important bearing on the genuineness of the disputed section, ch. 32- 37. And said. The question whether there was an objective utterance of human words out of the whirlwind, or only a subjective impression of the thoughts recorded on the minds of those present, is unimportant. In any case, there was a revelation direct from God, which furnished an authoritative solution of the questions debated to all who had been engaged in the debate. 38:1-3 Job had silenced, but had not convinced his friends. Elihu had silenced Job, but had not brought him to admit his guilt before God. It pleased the Lord to interpose. The Lord, in this discourse, humbles Job, and brings him to repent of his passionate expressions concerning God's providential dealings with him; and this he does, by calling upon Job to compare God's being from everlasting to everlasting, with his own time; God's knowledge of all things, with his own ignorance; and God's almighty power, with his own weakness. Our darkening the counsels of God's wisdom with our folly, is a great provocation to God. Humble faith and sincere obedience see farthest and best into the will of the Lord.
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