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Job 36:29 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Yea, can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, The thunderings of his pavilion?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, The thundering of His pavilion?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— But can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the crashing of his pavilion?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But surely none can understand the burstings of the cloud, the crashing of his pavilion!
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Yea, doth [any] understand The spreadings out of a cloud? The noises of His tabernacle?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— If he will spread out clouds as his tent,
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Also can any vnderstand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And though one should understand the outspreadings of the clouds, [or] the measure of his tabernacle;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his tabernacle?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Also x637
(0637) Complement
A primitive particle; meaning accession (used as an adverb or conjugation); also or yea; adversatively though.
(0518) Complement
A primitive particle; used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogitive, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence as a negative, not.
can [any] understand 995
{0995} Prime
A primitive root; to separate mentally (or distinguish), that is, (generally) understand.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the spreadings 4666
{4666} Prime
From H6566; an expansion.
of the clouds, 5645
{5645} Prime
Masculine and feminine; from H5743; properly an envelope, that is, darkness (or density, 2 Chronicles 4:17); specifically a (scud) cloud; also a copse.
[or] the noise 8663
{8663} Prime
From H7722; a crashing or loud clamor.
of his tabernacle? 5521
{5521} Prime
Feminine of H5520; a hut or lair.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 36:29

_ _ (Job 37:5). God’s marvels in thunder and lightnings.

_ _ spreadings, etc. — the canopy of thick clouds, which covers the heavens in a storm (Psalms 105:39).

_ _ the noise — “crashing”; namely, thunder.

_ _ of his tabernacle — God being poetically said to have His pavilion amid dark clouds (Psalms 18:11; Isaiah 40:22).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 36:24-33.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 36:29

Understand — Whence it comes to pass, that a small cloud, no bigger than a man's hand, suddenly spreads over the whole heavens: how the clouds come to be suddenly gathered, and so condensed as to bring forth thunder and lightning. Noise — The thunder produced in the clouds, which are often called God's tent or tabernacle.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 36:29

Also can [any] understand the spreadings of the clouds, [or] the noise of his (t) tabernacle?

(t) Meaning, of the clouds, which he calls the tabernacle of God.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
the spreadings:

Job 37:16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
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,
1 Kings 18:44-45 And it came to pass at the seventh time, that he said, Behold, there ariseth a little cloud out of the sea, like a man's hand. And he said, Go up, say unto Ahab, Prepare [thy chariot], and get thee down, that the rain stop thee not. ... And it came to pass in the mean while, that the heaven was black with clouds and wind, and there was a great rain. And Ahab rode, and went to Jezreel.
Psalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

the noise:

Job 37:2-5 Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound [that] goeth out of his mouth. ... God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
Psalms 18:13 The LORD also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave his voice; hail [stones] and coals of fire.
Psalms 29:3-10 The voice of the LORD [is] upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD [is] upon many waters. ... The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.
Psalms 77:16-19 The waters saw thee, O God, the waters saw thee; they were afraid: the depths also were troubled. ... Thy way [is] in the sea, and thy path in the great waters, and thy footsteps are not known.
Psalms 104:7 At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away.
Nahum 1:3 The LORD [is] slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit [the wicked]: the LORD hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds [are] the dust of his feet.
Habakkuk 3:10 The mountains saw thee, [and] they trembled: the overflowing of the water passed by: the deep uttered his voice, [and] lifted up his hands on high.
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1K 18:44. Jb 37:2, 16; 38:9, 37. Ps 18:13; 29:3; 77:16; 104:3, 7. Na 1:3. Hab 3:10.

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