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Job 37:18 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Canst thou with him spread out the sky, Which is strong as a molten mirror?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Hast thou with him spread out the sky, [which is] strong, [and] as a molten looking glass?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Can you, with Him, spread out the skies, Strong as a molten mirror?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Hast thou with him spread out the sky [which is] strong, [and] as a molten looking-glass?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Hast thou with him spread out the sky, firm, like a molten mirror?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Didst thou spread out, with him, the skies, strong as a molten mirror?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— Thou hast made an expanse with Him For the clouds—strong as a hard mirror!
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Thou perhaps hast made the heavens with him, which are most strong, as if they were of molten brass.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Hast thou with him spread out the skie, [which] is strong, [and] as a molten looking glasse?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Wilt thou establish with him [foundations] for the ancient [heavens? they are] strong as a molten mirror.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Hast thou with him spread out the sky, [which is] strong, [and] as a molten looking glass?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Hast thou with x5973
(5973) Complement
From H6004; adverb or preposition, with (that is, in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English).
him spread out 7554
{7554} Prime
A primitive root; to pound the earth (as a sign of passion); by analogy to expand (by hammering); by implication to overlay (with thin sheets of metal).
<8686> Grammar
Stem - Hiphil (See H8818)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 4046
the sky, 7834
{7834} Prime
From H7833; a powder (as beaten small); by analogy a thin vapor; by extension the firmament.
[which is] strong, 2389
{2389} Prime
From H2388; strong (usually in a bad sense, hard, bold, violent).
[and] as a molten 3332
{3332} Prime
A primitive root; properly to pour out (transitively or intransitively); by implication to melt or cast as metal; by extension to place firmly, to stiffen or grow hard.
<8716> Grammar
Stem - Hophal (See H8825)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 113
looking glass? 7209
{7209} Prime
From H7200; a mirror (as seen).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 37:18

_ _ with him — like as He does (Job 40:15).

_ _ spread out — given expanse to.

_ _ strong pieces — firm; whence the term “firmament” (“expansion,” Genesis 1:6, Margin; Isaiah 44:24).

_ _ molten looking glass — image of the bright smiling sky. Mirrors were then formed of molten polished metal, not glass.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 37:14-20.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 37:18

With him — Wast thou his assistant in spreading out the sky like a canopy over the earth? Strong — Which though it be very thin and transparent, yet is also firm and compact and steadfast. Looking glass — Made of brass and steel, as the manner then was. Smooth and polished, without the least flaw. In this, as in a glass, we may behold the glory of God and the wisdom of his handy — work.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 37:18

Hast thou with him spread out the sky, [which is] strong, [and] as a molten looking (o) glass?

(o) For the clearness.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 9:8-9 Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea. ... Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Genesis 1:6-8 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 called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.
Psalms 104:2 Who coverest [thyself] with light as [with] a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain:
Psalms 148:4-6 Praise him, ye heavens of heavens, and ye waters that [be] above the heavens. ... He hath also stablished them for ever and ever: he hath made a decree which shall not pass.
Psalms 150:1 Praise ye the LORD. Praise God in his sanctuary: praise him in the firmament of his power.
Proverbs 8:27 When he prepared the heavens, I [was] there: when he set a compass upon the face of the depth:
Isaiah 40:12 Who hath measured the waters in the hollow of his hand, and meted out heaven with the span, and comprehended the dust of the earth in a measure, and weighed the mountains in scales, and the hills in a balance?
Isaiah 40:22 [It is] he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof [are] as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:
Isaiah 44:24 Thus saith the LORD, thy redeemer, and he that formed thee from the womb, I [am] the LORD that maketh all [things]; that stretcheth forth the heavens alone; that spreadeth abroad the earth by myself;


Exodus 38:8 And he made the laver [of] brass, and the foot of it [of] brass, of the lookingglasses of [the women] assembling, which assembled [at] the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.
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Gn 1:6. Ex 38:8. Jb 9:8. Ps 104:2; 148:4; 150:1. Pv 8:27. Is 40:12, 22; 44:24.

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