New International Version
can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?
King James Bible
Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou with him spread out the sky, firm, like a molten mirror?
World English Bible
Can you, with him, spread out the sky, which is strong as a cast metal mirror?
Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast made an expanse with Him For the clouds -- strong as a hard mirror!
Job 37:18 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Hast thou with him spread out the sky - Wert thou with him when he made the expanse; fitted the weight to the winds; proportioned the aqueous to the terrene surface of the globe; the solar attraction to the quantum of vapours necessary; to be stored up in the clouds, in order to be occasionally deposited in fertilizing showers upon the earth? and then dost thou know how gravity and elasticity should be such essential properties of atmospheric air, that without them and their due proportions, we should neither have animal nor vegetable life?
Strong - as a molten looking-glass? - Like a molten mirror. The whole concave of heaven, in a clear day or brilliant night, being like a mass of polished metal, reflecting or transmitting innumerable images.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether the Heavens Should have Been Opened unto Christ at his Baptism?
Objection 1: It would seem that the heavens should not have been opened unto Christ at His baptism. For the heavens should be opened unto one who needs to enter heaven, by reason of his being out of heaven. But Christ was always in heaven, according to Jn. 3:13: "The Son of Man who is in heaven." Therefore it seems that the heavens should not have been opened unto Him. Objection 2: Further, the opening of the heavens is understood either in a corporal or in a spiritual sense. But it cannot be understood …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Justice of God
He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.
You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind,
The LORD wraps himself in light as with a garment; he stretches out the heavens like a tent
"This is what the LORD says-- your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, the Maker of all things, who stretches out the heavens, who spreads out the earth by myself,
It is I who made the earth and created mankind on it. My own hands stretched out the heavens; I marshaled their starry hosts.
But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.
A prophecy: The word of the LORD concerning Israel. The LORD, who stretches out the heavens, who lays the foundation of the earth, and who forms the human spirit within a person, declares:
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