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Job 37:15 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Dost thou know how God layeth [his charge] upon them, And causeth the lightning of his cloud to shine?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Do you know how God establishes them, And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Dost thou know how +God hath disposed them, and how he causeth the lightning of his cloud to flash?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Canst thou got to know of GOD'S giving charge over them, or of the causing of the lightning of his cloud to shine forth?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Dost thou know when God doth place them, And caused to shine the light of His cloud?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Dost thou know when God commanded the rains, to shew his light of his clouds?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Doest thou knowe when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— We know that god has disposed his works, having made light out of darkness.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Dost thou know when Eloah disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Dost thou know 3045
{3045} Prime
A primitive root; to know (properly to ascertain by seeing); used in a great variety of senses, figuratively, literally, euphemistically and inferentially (including observation, care, recognition; and causatively instruction, designation, punishment, etc.).
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
when lh אֱלוֹהַ 433
{0433} Prime
(The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H0410; a deity or the deity.
disposed 7760
{7760} Prime
A primitive root; to put (used in a great variety of applications, literally, figuratively, inferentially and elliptically).
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
(5921) Complement
Properly the same as H5920 used as a preposition (in the singular or plural, often with prefix, or as conjugation with a particle following); above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications.
them, and caused the light 216
{0216} Prime
From H0215; illumination or (concretely) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.).
of his cloud 6051
{6051} Prime
From H6049; a cloud (as covering the sky), that is, the nimbus or thunder cloud.
to shine? 3313
{3313} Prime
A primitive root; to shine.
<8689> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 2675
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 37:15

_ _ when — rather, “how.”

_ _ disposed themlays His charge on these “wonders” (Job 37:14) to arise.

_ _ light — lightning.

_ _ shine — flash. How is it that light arises from the dark thundercloud?

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 37:14-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 37:15

Them — The things before mentioned, the clouds, rain, snow, and other meteors. Did God acquaint thee with his counsels in the producing and ordering of them? His cloud — Probably the rainbow, seated in a cloud, which may well be called God's cloud, because therein God puts his bow, Genesis 9:13.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 37:15

Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the (l) light of his cloud to shine?

(l) That is, the lightning to break forth in the clouds?

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 28:24-27 For he looketh to the ends of the earth, [and] seeth under the whole heaven; ... Then did he see it, and declare it; he prepared it, yea, and searched it out.
Job 34:13 Who hath given him a charge over the earth? or who hath disposed the whole world?
Job 38:4-41 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. ... Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.
Psalms 119:90-91 Thy faithfulness [is] unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth. ... They continue this day according to thine ordinances: for all [are] thy servants.
Isaiah 40:26 Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who hath created these [things], that bringeth out their host by number: he calleth them all by names by the greatness of his might, for that [he is] strong in power; not one faileth.

the light:

Job 37:11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
Job 36:30-32 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea. ... With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it [not to shine] by [the cloud] that cometh betwixt.
Job 38:24-25 By what way is the light parted, [which] scattereth the east wind upon the earth? ... Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
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