Job 38:35
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New International Version
Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?

New Living Translation
Can you make lightning appear and cause it to strike as you direct?

English Standard Version
Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are’?

Berean Study Bible
Can you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?

New American Standard Bible
"Can you send forth lightnings that they may go And say to you, 'Here we are'?

King James Bible
Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?

Christian Standard Bible
Can you send out lightning bolts, and they go? Do they report to you: "Here we are"?

Contemporary English Version
or will lightning flash at your command?

Good News Translation
And if you command the lightning to flash, will it come to you and say, "At your service"?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Can you send out lightning bolts, and they go? Do they report to you: "Here we are"?

International Standard Version
Can you command the lightning, so that it goes forth and calls to you, 'Look at us!'

NET Bible
Can you send out lightning bolts, and they go? Will they say to you, 'Here we are'?

New Heart English Bible
Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go? Do they report to you, 'Here we are?'

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Can you send lightning flashes so that they may go and say to you, 'Here we are'?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Canst thou send forth lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee: 'Here we are'?

New American Standard 1977
“Can you send forth lightnings that they may go And say to you, ‘Here we are’?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are?

King James 2000 Bible
Can you send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto you, Here we are?

American King James Version
Can you send lightning, that they may go and say to you, Here we are?

American Standard Version
Canst thou send forth lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee, Here we are?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Canst thou send lightnings, and will they go, and will they return and say to thee : Here we are?

Darby Bible Translation
Dost thou send forth lightnings that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?

English Revised Version
Canst thou send forth lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?

Webster's Bible Translation
Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say to thee, Here we are?

World English Bible
Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go? Do they report to you, 'Here we are?'

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou send out lightnings, and they go And say unto thee, 'Behold us?'






Verse 35. - Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Hers we are? If Job cannot command the clouds, much less can he send (or rather, send forth) lightnings - these marvellous and terrible evidences of almighty power. Even now, with all our command of electricity, our savants would, from the best electrical ms-chine, find it difficult to produce the effects which often result from a single flash of lightning. Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? Thy humble servants; we have been where thou didst send us, and have executed what we were bid to do, and are returned, and here we are waiting further orders; see Matthew 8:9; no; lightnings are only at the command of God, and there have been some awful instances of it, Leviticus 10:1; but not in the power of men; indeed we have an extraordinary instance in Elijah, who, at the motion, and under the impulse of the spirit of prophecy in him, called for fire, or lightning, to consume captains with their fifties, and it came down on them, and consumed them, 2 Kings 1:10; but he is not to be imitated herein: when the disciples of Christ desired the same upon a provocation, they were severely reproved by him, Luke 9:54; were these at the call and dispose of men, what dreadful things would be done in the world! for if good men, when provoked, would make use of such a power to destroy the lives of men, much more bad men; and our eyes would continually behold the flashes of lighting, and our ears hear the roarings of thunder, and the terrible effects thereof; but neither mercies nor judgments are at the command of men, but of God. 35. Here we are—at thy disposal (Isa 6:8).38:25-41 Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.
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