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Job 37:11

New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995) [2]
— “Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud; He disperses the cloud of His lightning.
King James Version (KJV 1769) [2]
— Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
English Revised Version (ERV 1885)
— Yea, he ladeth the thick cloud with moisture; he spreadeth abroad the cloud of his lightning:
American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Yea, he ladeth the thick cloud with moisture; He spreadeth abroad the cloud of his lightning:
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Also with plentiful moisture he loadeth the thick clouds, his light dispels the cloud;
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Also, with moisture, burdeneth he the thick cloud, He disperseth his lightning-cloud;
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Yea, by filling He doth press out a cloud, Scatter a cloud doth His light.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Corn desireth clouds, and the clouds spread their light:
Geneva Bible (GNV 1560)
— He maketh also the cloudes to labour, to water the earth, and scattereth the cloude of his light.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Also by watring he wearieth the thicke cloud: hee scattereth his bright cloud.
Lamsa Bible (1957)
— The clouds are stretched out greatly; he spreads the clouds by his light.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And [if] a cloud obscures [what is] precious [to him], his light will disperse the cloud.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

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.
by watering 7377
{7377} Prime
From H7301; irrigation, that is, a shower.
he wearieth 2959
{2959} Prime
A primitive root; to overburden.
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the thick cloud: 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.
he scattereth 6327
{6327} Prime
A primitive root; to dash in pieces, literally or figuratively (especially to disperse).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
his bright 216
{0216} Prime
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
cloud: 6051
{6051} Prime
From H6049; a cloud (as covering the sky), that is, the nimbus or thunder cloud.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 37:11-13

_ _ How the thunderclouds are dispersed, or else employed by God, either for correction or mercy.

_ _ by watering — by loading it with water.

_ _ weariethburdeneth it, so that it falls in rain; thus “wearieth” answers to the parallel “scattereth” (compare, see on Job 37:9); a clear sky resulting alike from both.

_ _ bright cloud — literally, “cloud of his light,” that is, of His lightning. Umbreit for “watering,” etc., translates; “Brightness drives away the clouds, His light scattereth the thick clouds”; the parallelism is thus good, but the Hebrew hardly sanctions it.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 37:6-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 37:11

Watering — The earth. They spend themselves and are exhausted watering the earth, until they are weary. Wearieth — Them with much water, and making them to go long journeys to water remote parts, and at last to empty themselves there: all which things make men weary; and therefore are here said to make the clouds weary by a common figure. Scattereth — As for the white and lightsome clouds, he scatters and dissolves them by the wind or sun.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 37:11

Also by watering he (h) wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his (i) bright cloud:

(h) Gather the vapours and move to and fro to water the earth.

(i) That is, the cloud that has lightning in it.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
he wearieth:

Job 36:27-28 For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof: ... Which the clouds do drop [and] distil upon man abundantly.

he scattereth:

Job 36:30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.
Job 36:32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it [not to shine] by [the cloud] that cometh betwixt.
Isaiah 18:4 For so the LORD said unto me, I will take my rest, and I will consider in my dwelling place like a clear heat upon herbs, [and] like a cloud of dew in the heat of harvest.
Matthew 17:5 While he yet spake, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them: and behold a voice out of the cloud, which said, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased; hear ye him.

his bright cloud:
Heb. the cloud of his light
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Jb 36:27, 30, 32. Is 18:4. Mt 17:5.

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