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Job 38:23 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, Against the day of battle and war?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle?
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— Which I have reserved for the time of distress, for the day of battle and war?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Which I have reserved for a time of distress, for the day of conflict and of war?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— That I have kept back for a time of distress, For a day of conflict and battle.
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— Which I have prepared for the time of the enemy, against the day of battle and war?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— Which I haue reserued against the time of trouble, against the day of battaile and warre?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— And is there a store [of them], for thee against the time of [thine] enemies, for the day of wars and battle?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
Which x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
I have reserved 2820
{2820} Prime
חָשַׂךְ
chasak
{khaw-sak'}
A prim root; to restrain or (reflexively) refrain; by implication to refuse, spare, preserve; also (by interchange with H2821) to observe.
z8804
<8804> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Perfect (See H8816)
Count - 12562
against the time 6256
{6256} Prime
עֵת
`eth
{ayth}
From H5703; time, especially (adverbially with preposition) now, when, etc.
of trouble, 6862
{6862} Prime
צַר
tsar
{tsar}
From H6887; narrow; (as a noun) a tight place (usually figuratively, that is, trouble); also a pebble (as in H6864); (transitively) an opponent (as crowding).
against the day 3117
{3117} Prime
יוֹם
yowm
{yome}
From an unused root meaning to be hot; a day (as the warm hours), whether literally (from sunrise to sunset, or from one sunset to the next), or figuratively (a space of time defined by an associated term), (often used adverbially).
of battle 7128
{7128} Prime
קְרָב
q@rab
{ker-awb'}
From H7126; hostile encounter.
and war? 4421
{4421} Prime
מִלְחָמָה
milchamah
{mil-khaw-maw'}
From H3898 (in the sense of fighting); a battle (that is, the engagement); generally war (that is, warfare).
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Job 38:19-38.


Job 38:23

_ _ against the time of trouble — the time when I design to chastise men (Exodus 9:18; Joshua 10:11; Revelation 16:21; Isaiah 28:17; Psalms 18:12, Psalms 18:13; Haggai 2:17).

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Job 38:12-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Job 38:23

Trouble — When I intend to bring trouble upon any people for their sins.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

Job 38:23

Which I have reserved (o) against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

(o) To punish my enemies with them, (Exodus 9:18; Joshua 10:11).

Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Job 36:31 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.
Job 36:13 But the hypocrites in heart heap up wrath: they cry not when he bindeth them.
Exodus 9:18 Behold, to morrow about this time I will cause it to rain a very grievous hail, such as hath not been in Egypt since the foundation thereof even until now.
Exodus 9:24 So there was hail, and fire mingled with the hail, very grievous, such as there was none like it in all the land of Egypt since it became a nation.
Joshua 10:11 And it came to pass, as they fled from before Israel, [and] were in the going down to Bethhoron, that the LORD cast down great stones from heaven upon them unto Azekah, and they died: [they were] more which died with hailstones than [they] whom the children of Israel slew with the sword.
Isaiah 30:30 And the LORD shall cause his glorious voice to be heard, and shall shew the lighting down of his arm, with the indignation of [his] anger, and [with] the flame of a devouring fire, [with] scattering, and tempest, and hailstones.
Ezekiel 13:11-13 Say unto them which daub [it] with untempered [morter], that it shall fall: there shall be an overflowing shower; and ye, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall rend [it]. ... Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; I will even rend [it] with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hailstones in [my] fury to consume [it].
Matthew 7:27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
Revelation 16:21 And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, [every stone] about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
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Ex 9:18, 24. Jsh 10:11. Jb 36:13, 31. Is 30:30. Ezk 13:11. Mt 7:27. Rv 16:21.

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Im wondering what kind of battle "exactly" and war is this talking about? Spiritual like fasting and prayer or like literal the end day man vs man?
- Rebecca M (10/17/2013 10:56:10 AM) [qBible.com]
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