Job 37:11

“Also by watring he wearieth the thicke cloud: hee scattereth his bright cloud.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)

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Other Translations

Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
- King James Version

"Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud; He disperses the cloud of His lightning.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Yea, he ladeth the thick cloud with moisture; He spreadeth abroad the cloud of his lightning:
- American Standard Version (1901)

The thick cloud is weighted with thunder-flame, and the cloud sends out its light;
- Basic English Bible

Also with plentiful moisture he loadeth the thick clouds, his light dispels the cloud;
- Darby Bible

Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
- Webster's Bible

Yes, he loads the thick cloud with moisture. He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning.
- World English Bible

Yea, by filling He doth press out a cloud, Scatter a cloud doth His light.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Yea, He ladeth the thick cloud with moister, He spreadeth abroad the cloud of His lightning;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 37:11

37:11 Watering - The earth. They spend themselves and are exhausted watering the earth, until they are weary. Wearieth - Them with much water, and making them to go long journeys to water remote parts, and at last to empty themselves there: all which things make men weary; and therefore are here said to make the clouds weary by a common figure. Scattereth - As for the white and lightsome clouds, he scatters and dissolves them by the wind or sun.

Discussion for Job 37

  • AJ
    Thank you ANNE, i read the commentary to help understand what is being the "point" And the point i get now , was Job is still suffering and Elihu is counselling
  • Chosen
    the book of JOB has a wealth of insight into the awesome power (all power!) of our Almighty Creator Jehovah GOD. Having lived thru 58 wisconsin winters, i can personally testify to Job 37:9
  • Mick
    I AM THAT I AM: Our Lord Jesus is GOD INCARNATE, not Michael. This is a false teaching of the Watchtower Society (Jehovah's Witnesses) and needs to be rightly repented of as it is soul-destroying (literally). John 1:1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the word WAS GOD.
    To all: whom God the Father will give repentance. Repent NOW of thy wickedness and believe the Gospel. The Gospel of God is this: Jesus Christ, even the Christ child, MICHAEL: is come in the flesh. The Son of man is come to save that which was lost. Turn to God with a true heart. REPENT NOW AND ASK JESUS TO SAVE YOU FROM THIS HELL. Whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.
  • Charlie Burgess
    God's greatness can not be fantum by any no matter how knowledgeable.
  • Anne
    Elihu is counselling and reminding Job of the greatness and excellency of God. He is a God of power, order and details and man cannot fathom his greatness.

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