Job 37:12
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New Living Translation
The clouds churn about at his direction. They do whatever he commands throughout the earth.

King James Bible
And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And they are turned every way by his guidance, that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the circuit of the earth,

World English Bible
It is turned around by his guidance, that they may do whatever he commands them on the surface of the habitable world,

Young's Literal Translation
And it is turning itself round by His counsels, For their doing all He commandeth them, On the face of the habitable earth.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

37:12 Turned - The clouds are carried about to this or that place. Not by chance (though nothing seems to be more casual than the motions of the clouds) but by his order and governance.

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Library
A Treatise of the Fear of God;
SHOWING WHAT IT IS, AND HOW DISTINGUISHED FROM THAT WHICH IS NOT SO. ALSO, WHENCE IT COMES; WHO HAS IT; WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS; AND WHAT THE PRIVILEGES OF THOSE THAT HAVE IT IN THEIR HEARTS. London: Printed for N. Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, over against the Stocks market: 1679. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and "a fountain of life"--the foundation on which all wisdom rests, as well as the source from whence it emanates. Upon a principle
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

Job
The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Job 36:32
He fills his hands with lightning bolts and hurls each at its target.

Job 37:3
It rolls across the heavens, and his lightning flashes in every direction.

Psalm 147:15
He sends his orders to the world--how swiftly his word flies!

Psalm 148:8
fire and hail, snow and clouds, wind and weather that obey him,

Isaiah 14:21
Kill this man's children! Let them die because of their father's sins! They must not rise and conquer the earth, filling the world with their cities."

Isaiah 27:6
The time is coming when Jacob's descendants will take root. Israel will bud and blossom and fill the whole earth with fruit!

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