Job 37:21
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New International Version
Now no one can look at the sun, bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean.

King James Bible
And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.

Darby Bible Translation
And now [men] see not the light as it gleameth, it is [hidden] in the skies. But the wind passeth by and cleareth them.

World English Bible
Now men don't see the light which is bright in the skies, but the wind passes, and clears them.

Young's Literal Translation
And now, they have not seen the light, Bright it is in the clouds, And the wind hath passed by and cleanseth them.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And now men see not the bright light - Mr. Good gives the sense clearer: -

"Even now we cannot look at the light

When it is resplendent in the heavens.

And a wind from the north hath passed along and cleared them."

Elihu seems to refer to the insufferable brightness of the sun. Can any man look at the sun shining in his strength, when a clear and strong wind has purged the sky from clouds and vapours? Much less can any gaze on the majesty of God. Every creature must sink before him. What execrably dangerous folly in man to attempt to arraign His conduct!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Job 26:9 He holds back the face of his throne, and spreads his cloud on it.

Job 36:32 With clouds he covers the light; and commands it not to shine by the cloud that comes between.

Job 38:25 Who has divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

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Whether 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
The next attribute is God's justice. All God's attributes are identical, and are the same with his essence. Though he has several attributes whereby he is made known to us, yet he has but one essence. A cedar tree may have several branches, yet it is but one cedar. So there are several attributes of God whereby we conceive of him, but only one entire essence. Well, then, concerning God's justice. Deut 32:4. Just and right is he.' Job 37:23. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
Job 37:20
Should he be told that I want to speak? Would anyone ask to be swallowed up?

Job 37:22
Out of the north he comes in golden splendor; God comes in awesome majesty.

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