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Job 37:22 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Out of the north cometh golden splendor: God hath upon him terrible majesty.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God [is] terrible majesty.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Out of the north comes golden [splendor]; Around God is awesome majesty.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Fair weather cometh from the north: with God [is] terrible majesty.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— From the north cometh gold; with +God is terrible majesty.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Out of the north, a golden light cometh, Upon GOD, is fearful splendour:
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— From the golden north it cometh, Beside God [is] fearful honour.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Cold cometh out of the north, and to God praise with fear.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Faire weather commeth out of the North: with God [is] terrible maiestie.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— From the [north] come the clouds shining like gold: in these great are the glory and honour of the Almighty;
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Fair weather cometh out of the north: with Eloah [is] terrible majesty.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Fair weather 2091
{2091} Prime
From an unused root meaning to shimmer; gold; figuratively something gold colored (that is, yellow), as oil, a clear sky.
cometh 857
{0857} Prime
A primitive root (collateral to H0225 contracted); to arrive.
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
out of the north: 6828
{6828} Prime
From H6845; properly hidden, that is, dark; used only of the north as a quarter (gloomy and unknown).
(4480) Complement
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
with x5921
(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.
lh אֱלוֹהַ 433
{0433} Prime
(The second form is rare); probably prolonged (emphatically) from H0410; a deity or the deity.
[is] terrible 3372
{3372} Prime
A primitive root; to fear; morally to revere; causatively to frighten.
<8737> Grammar
Stem - Niphal (See H8833)
Mood - Participle (See H8813)
Count - 793
majesty. 1935
{1935} Prime
From an unused root; grandeur (that is, an imposing form and appearance).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 37:22

_ _ Rather, “golden splendor.” Maurer translates “gold.” It is found in northern regions. But God cannot be “found out,” because of His “Majesty” (Job 37:23). Thus the twenty-eighth chapter corresponds; English Version is simpler.

_ _ the northBrightness is chiefly associated with it (see on Job 23:9). Here, perhaps, because the north wind clears the air (Proverbs 25:23). Thus this clause answers to the last of Job 37:21; as the second of this verse to the first of Job 37:21. Inverted parallelism. (See Isaiah 14:13; Psalms 48:2).

_ _ with God — rather, “upon God,” as a garment (Psalms 104:1, Psalms 104:2).

_ _ majesty — splendor.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 37:21-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 37:22

North — From the northern winds which scatter the clouds, and clear the sky. Elihu concludes with some short, but great sayings, concerning the glory of God. He speaks abruptly and in haste, because it should seem, he perceived God was approaching, and presumed he was about to take the work into his own hands.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 37:22

(t) Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God [is] terrible majesty.

(t) In Hebrew, gold, meaning fair weather and clear as gold.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
Heb. Gold weather,
Proverbs 25:23 The north wind driveth away rain: so [doth] an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.


Job 40:10 Deck thyself now [with] majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
1 Chronicles 29:11 Thine, O LORD, [is] the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all [that is] in the heaven and in the earth [is thine]; thine [is] the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.
Psalms 29:4 The voice of the LORD [is] powerful; the voice of the LORD [is] full of majesty.
Psalms 66:5 Come and see the works of God: [he is] terrible [in his] doing toward the children of men.
Psalms 68:7-8 O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, when thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah: ... The earth shook, the heavens also dropped at the presence of God: [even] Sinai itself [was moved] at the presence of God, the God of Israel.
Psalms 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: [he is] terrible to the kings of the earth.
Psalms 93:1 The LORD reigneth, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, [wherewith] he hath girded himself: the world also is stablished, that it cannot be moved.
Psalms 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.
Psalms 145:5 I will speak of the glorious honour of thy majesty, and of thy wondrous works.
Isaiah 2:10 Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty.
Isaiah 2:19 And they shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake terribly the earth.
Micah 5:4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
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 3:3-19 God came from Teman, and the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was full of his praise. ... The LORD God [is] my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' [feet], and he will make me to walk upon mine high places. To the chief singer on my stringed instruments.
Hebrews 1:3 Who being the brightness of [his] glory, and the express image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, sat down on the right hand of the Majesty on high;
Hebrews 12:29 For our God [is] a consuming fire.
Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Saviour, [be] glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.
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1Ch 29:11. Jb 40:10. Ps 29:4; 66:5; 68:7; 76:12; 93:1; 104:1; 145:5. Pv 25:23. Is 2:10, 19. Mi 5:4. Na 1:3. Hab 3:3. He 1:3; 12:29. Jde 1:25.

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