Job 37:13

“He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
- King James Version

"Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Whether it be for correction, or for his land, Or for lovingkindness, that he cause it to come.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For a rod, or for a curse, or for mercy, causing it to come on the mark.
- Basic English Bible

Whether he cause it to come as a rod, or for his land, or in mercy.
- Darby Bible

He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
- Webster's Bible

Whether it is for correction, or for his land, or for loving kindness, that he causes it to come.
- World English Bible

Whether for a rod, or for His land, Or for kindness -- He doth cause it to come.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Whether it be for correction, or for His earth, or for mercy, that He cause it to come.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 37:13


37:13 Correction - To scourge or correct men by immoderate showers. Earth - The whole earth, which is said to be the Lord's, #Psal 24:1 50:12|, and so this may denote a general judgment by excessive rains inflicted upon the earth, and all its inhabitants, even the universal deluge, which came in great measure out of the clouds. Mercy - For the benefit of mankind and for the cooling of the air and improving the fruits of the earth.


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.
  • I AM THAT I AM
    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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