Job 38:9

“When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thicke darknesse a swadling band for it,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

When I made clouds the garment thereof, And thick darkness a swaddling-band for it,
- American Standard Version (1901)

When I made the cloud its robe, and put thick clouds as bands round it,
- Basic English Bible

When I made the cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it;
- Darby Bible

When I made a cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it,
- Webster's Bible

when I made clouds its garment, and wrapped it in thick darkness,
- World English Bible

In My making a cloud its clothing, And thick darkness its swaddling band,
- Youngs Literal Bible

When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Job 38:9


38:9 The cloud - When I covered it with vapours and clouds which rise out of the sea, and hover above it, and cover it like a garment. Darkness - Black and dark clouds. Swaddling band - Having compared the sea to a new - born infant, he continues the metaphor, and makes the clouds as swaddling - bands, to keep it within its bounds: though indeed neither clouds, nor air, nor sands, nor shores, can bound the sea, but God alone.


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