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Job 37:3

    Job 37:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    He directs it under the whole heaven, and his lightning to the ends of the earth.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    He sendeth it forth under the whole heaven, And his lightening unto the ends of the earth.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    He sends it out through all the heaven, and his thunder-flame to the ends of the earth.

    Webster's Revision

    He sendeth it forth under the whole heaven, And his lightening unto the ends of the earth.

    World English Bible

    He sends it forth under the whole sky, and his lightning to the ends of the earth.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    He sendeth it forth under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 37:3

    He directeth it under the whole heaven - He directeth it (the lightning) under the whole heaven, in the twinkling of an eye from east to west; and its light - the reflection of the flash, not the lightning, unto the ends of the earth, so that a whole hemisphere seems to see it at the same instant.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 37:3

    He directeth it under the whole heaven - It is under the control of God, and he directs it where he pleases. It is not confined to one spot, but seems to be complaining from every part of the heavens.

    And his lightning - Margin, as in Hebrew "light." There can be no doubt that the lightning is intended.

    Unto the ends of the earth - Margin, as in Hebrew "wings." The word wings is given to the earth from the idea of its being spread out or expanded like the wings of a bird; compare Job 38:13; Ezekiel 7:2. The earth was spoken of as an expanse or plain that had corners or boundaries (see Isaiah 11:12, note; Isaiah 24:16, note; Isaiah 42:5, note), and the meaning here is, that God spread the lightning at pleasure over the whole of that vast expanse.

    Wesley's Notes on Job 37:3

    37:3 Directeth - His voice: which he guideth like an arrow to the mark, that it may do that work for which he sends it.
    Book: Job