Job 38:29
New International Version
From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens

New Living Translation
Who is the mother of the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens?

English Standard Version
From whose womb did the ice come forth, and who has given birth to the frost of heaven?

Berean Study Bible
From whose womb does the ice emerge? Who gives birth to the frost from heaven,

King James Bible
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

New King James Version
From whose womb comes the ice? And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth?

New American Standard Bible
“From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?

NASB 1995
"From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?

NASB 1977
“From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?

Amplified Bible
“Out of whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?

Christian Standard Bible
Whose womb did the ice come from? Who gave birth to the frost of heaven

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Whose womb did the ice come from? Who gave birth to the frost of heaven

American Standard Version
Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And the dew and ice? From whose belly did they go out? And who begot the frost of Heaven?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And out of whose womb comes the ice? and who has produced the frost in the sky,

Contemporary English Version
Who gives birth to the sleet and the frost

Douay-Rheims Bible
Out of whose womb came the ice; and the frost from heaven who hath gendered it?

English Revised Version
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

Good News Translation
Who is the mother of the ice and the frost,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
From whose womb came the ice, and who has given birth to the frost in the air?

International Standard Version
Whose womb brings forth the ice? Who gives birth to frost out of an empty sky,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoar-frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

Literal Standard Version
From whose belly came forth the ice? And the hoarfrost of the heavens, "" Who has begotten it?

NET Bible
From whose womb does the ice emerge, and the frost from the sky, who gives birth to it,

New Heart English Bible
Out of whose womb came the ice? The gray frost of the sky, who has given birth to it?

World English Bible
Out of whose womb came the ice? The gray frost of the sky, who has given birth to it?

Young's Literal Translation
From whose belly came forth the ice? And the hoar-frost of the heavens, Who hath begotten it?

Additional Translations ...
Context
God Challenges Job
28Does the rain have a father? Who has begotten the drops of dew? 29From whose womb does the ice emerge? Who gives birth to the frost from heaven, 30when the waters become hard as stone and the surface of the deep is frozen?…

Cross References
Job 37:10
By the breath of God the ice is formed and the watery expanses are frozen.

Job 38:30
when the waters become hard as stone and the surface of the deep is frozen?

Psalm 147:16
He spreads the snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes;

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


Treasury of Scripture

Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who has gendered it?

Job 38:8
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

Job 6:16
Which are blackish by reason of the ice, and wherein the snow is hid:

Job 37:10
By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.









Verse 29. - Out of whose womb came the ice? Modern scientists admit that the process by which a liquid is metamorphosed into a solid transcends their utmost power of thought. They know nothing more than the fact that at the temperature of 32° Fahr. water, and at other temperatures other liquids, are solidified (see an article by Professor Tyndall on the generation of a snowflake in the Contemporary Review of 1880). It is thus not only creation itself, but the transformations of created things, that transcend the scientific intellect and are inexplicable. And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? This is the same question as that of the previous clause, expressed in different words

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
From whose
מִ֭י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

womb
מִבֶּ֣טֶן (mib·be·ṭen)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 990: The belly, the womb, the bosom, body of anything

does the ice
הַקָּ֑רַח (haq·qā·raḥ)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 7140: Ice, hail, rock crystal

emerge?
יָצָ֣א (yā·ṣā)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

Who
מִ֣י (mî)
Interrogative
Strong's 4310: Who?, whoever, in oblique construction with prefix, suffix

gave birth to
יְלָדֽוֹ׃ (yə·lā·ḏōw)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular | third person masculine singular
Strong's 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

the frost
וּכְפֹ֥ר (ū·ḵə·p̄ōr)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3713: A cover, a tankard, white frost

from heaven,
שָׁ֝מַיִם (ma·yim)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 8064: Heaven, sky


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