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Job 37:9 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Out of the chamber [of the south] cometh the storm, And cold out of the north.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— From the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold from the north.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— From the chamber [of the south] cometh the whirlwind; and cold from the winds of the north.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Out of a chamber cometh a storm-wind, and, out of the north, cold.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— From the inner chamber cometh a hurricane, And from scatterings winds—cold,
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Out of the inner parts shall a tempest come, and cold out of the north.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Out of the South commeth the whirlewinde: and cold out of the North.
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— Troubles come on out of the secret chambers, and cold from the mountain-tops.
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Out of x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
the south 2315
{2315} Prime
חֶדֶר
cheder
{kheh'-der}
From H2314; an apartment (usually literally).
cometh 935
{0935} Prime
בּוֹא
bow'
{bo}
A primitive root; to go or come (in a wide variety of applications).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
the whirlwind: 5492
{5492} Prime
סוּפָה
cuwphah
{soo-faw'}
From H5486; a hurricane.
and cold 7135
{7135} Prime
קָרָה
qarah
{kaw-raw'}
Feminine of H7119; coolness.
out of the north. 4215
{4215} Prime
מְזָרֶה
m@zareh
{mez-aw-reh'}
Apparently from H2219; properly a scatterer, that is, the north wind (as dispersing clouds; only in plural).
x4480
(4480) Complement
מִן
min
{min}
For H4482; properly a part of; hence (prepositionally), from or out of in many senses.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Job 37:9

_ _ south — literally, “chambers”; connected with the south (Job 9:9). The whirlwinds are poetically regarded as pent up by God in His southern chambers, whence He sends them forth (so Job 38:22; Psalms 135:7). As to the southern whirlwinds (see Isaiah 21:1; Zechariah 9:14), they drive before them burning sands; chiefly from February to May.

_ _ the north — literally, “scattering”; the north wind scatters the clouds.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 37:6-13.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 37:9

Cold — Freezing winds.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 37:9

Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the (f) north.

(f) In Hebrew it is called the scattering wind, because it drives away the clouds and purges the air.

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
south:
Heb. chamber,
Job 9:9 Which maketh Arcturus, Orion, and Pleiades, and the chambers of the south.
Psalms 104:3 Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind:

the whirlwind:

Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Isaiah 21:1 The burden of the desert of the sea. As whirlwinds in the south pass through; [so] it cometh from the desert, from a terrible land.
Zechariah 9:14 And the LORD shall be seen over them, and his arrow shall go forth as the lightning: and the Lord GOD shall blow the trumpet, and shall go with whirlwinds of the south.

north:
Heb. scattering winds
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Jb 9:9; 38:1. Ps 104:3. Is 21:1. Zc 9:14.

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