New International Version
Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens
King James Bible
Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
Darby Bible Translation
Who numbereth the clouds with wisdom? or who poureth out the bottles of the heavens,
World English Bible
Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of the sky,
Young's Literal Translation
Who doth number the clouds by wisdom? And the bottles of the heavens, Who doth cause to lie down,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Who can number the clouds - Perhaps the word ספר saphar, which is commonly rendered to number, may here mean, as in Arabic, to irradiate, as Mr. Good contends; and may refer to those celestial and inimitable tinges which we sometimes behold in the sky.
Bottles of heaven - The clouds: it is an allusion to the girbahs, or bottles made of skin, in which they are accustomed to carry their water from wells and tanks.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
stay. Heb. cause to lie down
LibraryAugust 11 Evening
Where is the way that light dwelleth?--JOB 38:19. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.--As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.--The Father . . . hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light, …
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His wisdom is profound, his power is vast. Who has resisted him and come out unscathed?
"Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water?
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