Job 37:7
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New International Version
So that everyone he has made may know his work, he stops all people from their labor.

King James Bible
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

Darby Bible Translation
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

World English Bible
He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he has made may know it.

Young's Literal Translation
Into the hand of every man he sealeth, For the knowledge by all men of His work.

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

He sealeth up the hand of every man - After all that has been said, and much of it most learnedly, on this verse, I think that the act of freezing is probably intended; that when the earth is bound up by intense frost, the hand, יד yad, labor, of every man is sealed up; he can do no more labor in the field, till the south wind blow, by which a thaw takes place. While the earth is in this state of rigidity, the beasts go into their dens, and remain in their places, Job 37:8, some of them sleeping out the winter in a state of torpor, and others of them feeding on the stores which they had collected in autumn. However, the passage may mean no more than by the severity of the rains beasts are drawn to their covers; and man is obliged to intermit all his labors. The mighty rains are past. Who would have thought that on this verse, as its Scriptural foundation, the doctrine of chiromancy is built! God has so marked the hand of every man by the lines thereon exhibited, that they tell all the good or bad fortune they shall have during life; and he has done this that all men, by a judicious examination of their hands, may know his work! On this John Taisnier, a famous mathematician, lawyer, musician, and poet laureate of Cologne, has written a large folio volume, with more hands in it than fell to the lot of Briareus: - printed at Cologne, 1683.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Job 5:12 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Job 9:7 Which commands the sun, and it rises not; and seals up the stars.


Job 36:24 Remember that you magnify his work, which men behold.

Psalm 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth.

Psalm 64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

Psalm 92:4 For you, LORD, have made me glad through your work: I will triumph in the works of your hands.

Psalm 109:27 That they may know that this is your hand; that you, LORD, have done it.

Psalm 111:2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

Ecclesiastes 8:17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun...

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD...

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yes...

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 12:14
What he tears down cannot be rebuilt; those he imprisons cannot be released.

Psalm 109:27
Let them know that it is your hand, that you, LORD, have done it.

Psalm 111:2
Great are the works of the LORD; they are pondered by all who delight in them.

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