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Job 37:10 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— By the breath of God ice is given; And the breadth of the waters is straitened.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— By the breath of *God ice is given; and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— By the breath of GOD, is given—frost, and, the breadth of waters, is congealed;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— From the breath of God is frost given, And the breadth of waters is straitened,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— When God bloweth there cometh frost, and again the waters are poured out abundantly.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— By the breath of God, frost is giuen: and the breadth of the waters is straitned.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And from the breath of the Mighty One he will send frost; and he guides the water in whatever way he pleases.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— By the breath of El frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
By the breath 5397
{5397} Prime
נְשָׁמָה
n@shamah
{nesh-aw-maw'}
From H5395; a puff, that is, wind, angry or vital breath, divine inspiration, intellect or (concretely) an animal.
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
of “Ėl אֵל 410
{0410} Prime
אֵל
'el
{ale}
Shortened from H0352; strength; as adjective mighty; especially the Almighty (but used also of any deity).
frost 7140
{7140} Prime
קֶרַח
qerach
{keh'-rakh}
From H7139; ice (as if bald, that is, smooth); hence, hail; by resemblance, rock crystal.
is given: 5414
{5414} Prime
נָתַן
nathan
{naw-than'}
A primitive root; to give, used with great latitude of application (put, make, etc.).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
and the breadth 7341
{7341} Prime
רֹחַב
rochab
{ro'-khab}
From H7337; width (literally or figuratively).
of 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.
is straitened. 4164
{4164} Prime
מוּצַק
muwtsaq
{moo-tsak'}
From H3332; narrowness; figuratively distress.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 37:10

_ _ the breath of God — poetically, for the ice-producing north wind.

_ _ frost — rather, “ice.”

_ _ straitened — physically accurate; frost compresses or contracts the expanded liquid into a congealed mass (Job 38:29, Job 38:30; Psalms 147:17, Psalms 147:18).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 37:6-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 37:10

The waters — The waters which had freely spread themselves before, are congealed and bound up in crystal fetters.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 37:10

By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters (g) is straitened.

(g) That is, frozen up and dried.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 38:29-30 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? ... The waters are hid as [with] a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Psalms 78:47 He destroyed their vines with hail, and their sycomore trees with frost.
Psalms 147:16-18 He giveth snow like wool: he scattereth the hoarfrost like ashes. ... He sendeth out his word, and melteth them: he causeth his wind to blow, [and] the waters flow.
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Jb 38:29. Ps 78:47; 147:16.

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