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Job 26:8 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; And the cloud is not rent under them.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “He wraps up the waters in His clouds, And the cloud does not burst under them.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent under them.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Who bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds, and the cloud is not rent beneath them;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Binding up the waters in His thick clouds, And the cloud is not rent under them.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— He bindeth up the waters in his clouds, so that they break not out and fall down together.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hee bindeth vp the waters in his thicke clouds, and the cloud is not rent vnder them.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— binding water in his clouds, and the cloud is not rent under it.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
He bindeth up 6887
{6887} Prime
צָרַר
tsarar
{tsaw-rar'}
A primitive root; to cramp, literally or figuratively, transitively or intransitively.
z8802
<8802> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Participle Active (See H8814)
Count - 5386
the waters 4325
{4325} Prime
מַיִם
mayim
{mah'-yim}
Dual of a primitive noun (but used in a singular sense); water; figuratively juice; by euphemism urine, semen.
in his thick clouds; 5645
{5645} Prime
עָב
`ab
{awb}
Masculine and feminine; from H5743; properly an envelope, that is, darkness (or density, 2 Chronicles 4:17); specifically a (scud) cloud; also a copse.
and the cloud 6051
{6051} Prime
עֲנָן
`anan
{aw-nawn'}
From H6049; a cloud (as covering the sky), that is, the nimbus or thunder cloud.
is not rent 1234
{1234} Prime
בּקע
baqa`
{baw-kah'}
A primitive root; to cleave; generally to rend, break, rip or open.
z8738
<8738> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 1429
x3808
(3808) Complement
לֹא
lo'
{lo}
lo; a primitive particle; not (the simple or abstract negation); by implication no; often used with other particles.
under x8478
(8478) Complement
תַּחַת
tachath
{takh'-ath}
From the same as H8430; the bottom (as depressed); only adverbially below (often with prepositional prefix underneath), in lieu of, etc.
them.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 26:5-14.


Job 26:8

_ _ in ... clouds — as if in airy vessels, which, though light, do not burst with the weight of water in them (Proverbs 30:4).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 26:5-14.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
bindeth up:

Job 36:29 Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle?
Job 38:9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
Job 38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
Genesis 1:6-7 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. ... And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which [were] under the firmament from the waters which [were] above the firmament: and it was so.
Psalms 135:7 He causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings for the rain; he bringeth the wind out of his treasuries.
Proverbs 30:4 Who hath ascended up into heaven, or descended? who hath gathered the wind in his fists? who hath bound the waters in a garment? who hath established all the ends of the earth? what [is] his name, and what [is] his son's name, if thou canst tell?
Jeremiah 10:13 When he uttereth his voice, [there is] a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.

thick clouds:

Job 37:11-16 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud: ... Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
Psalms 18:10-11 And he rode upon a cherub, and did fly: yea, he did fly upon the wings of the wind. ... He made darkness his secret place; his pavilion round about him [were] dark waters [and] thick clouds of the skies.

and the cloud:

Isaiah 5:6 And I will lay it waste: it shall not be pruned, nor digged; but there shall come up briers and thorns: I will also command the clouds that they rain no rain upon it.
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Gn 1:6. Jb 36:29; 37:11; 38:9, 37. Ps 18:10; 135:7. Pv 30:4. Is 5:6. Jr 10:13.

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