Job 37:13
Good News Translation
God sends rain to water the earth; he may send it to punish us, or to show us his favor.

Contemporary English Version
to release their cargo--sometimes as punishment for sin, sometimes as kindness.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Whether in one tribe, or in his own land, or in what place soever of his mercy he shall command them to be found.

New American Bible
Whether for punishment or mercy, he makes it happen.

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Whether in one tribe, or in his own land, or in what place soever of his mercy he shall command them to be found.

whether

Job 37:6 He commandeth the snow to go down upon the earth, and the winter rain, and the shower of his strength.

Job 36:31 For by these he judgeth people, and giveth food to many mortals.

Job 38:37,38 Who can declare the order of the heavens, or who can make the harmony of heaven to sleep? . . .

Exodus 9:18-25 Behold I will cause it to rain to morrow at this same hour, an exceeding great hail; such as hath not been in Egypt from the day that it was founded, until this present time. . . .

1 Samuel 12:18,19 And Samuel cried unto the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day. . . .

Ezra 10:9 Then all the men of Juda, and Benjamin gathered themselves together to Jerusalem within three days, in the ninth month, the twentieth day of the month: and all the people sat in the street of the house of God, trembling because of the sin, and the rain.

correction.

Job 38:26,27 That it should rain on the earth without man in the wilderness, where no mortal dwelleth: . . .

for mercy

2 Samuel 21:10,14 And Respha the daughter of Aia took haircloth, and spread it under her upon the rock from the beginning of the harvest, till water dropped upon them out of heaven: and suffered neither the birds to tear them by day, nor the beasts by night. . . .

1 Kings 18:45 And while he turned himself this way and that way, behold the heavens grew dark, with clouds and wind, and there fell a great rain. And Achab getting up, went away to Jezrahel:

Joel 2:23 And you, O children of Sion, rejoice, and be joyful in the Lord your God: because he hath given you a teacher of justice, and he will make the early and the latter rain to come down to you as in the beginning.

Context
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
12Which go round about, whithersoever the will of him that governeth them shall lead them, to whatsoever he shall command them upon the face of the whole earth: 13Whether in one tribe, or in his own land, or in what place soever of his mercy he shall command them to be found.14Hearken to these things, Job: Stand, and consider the wondrous works of God.…
Cross References
Exodus 9:18
Behold I will cause it to rain to morrow at this same hour, an exceeding great hail; such as hath not been in Egypt from the day that it was founded, until this present time.

Exodus 9:23
And Moses stretched forth his rod towards heaven, and the Lord sent thunder and hail, and lightnings running along the ground: and the Lord rained hail upon the land of Egypt.

1 Samuel 12:18
And Samuel cried unto the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day.

1 Samuel 12:19
And all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel. And all the people said to Samuel: Pray for thy servants to the Lord thy God, that we may not die, for we have added to all our sins this evil, to ask for a king.

1 Kings 18:41
And Elias said to Achab: Go up, eat and drink: for there is a sound of abundance of rain.

Job 36:31
For by these he judgeth people, and giveth food to many mortals.

Job 37:14
Hearken to these things, Job: Stand, and consider the wondrous works of God.

Job 38:26
That it should rain on the earth without man in the wilderness, where no mortal dwelleth:

Job 38:27
That it should fill the desert and desolate land, and should bring forth green grass?

Additional Translations
Whether for punishment or for His land, He accomplishes this in His loving devotion.He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Whether it be for correction, or for his land, Or for lovingkindness, that he cause it to come.

this has been appointed by him on the earth, whether for correction, or for his land, or if he shall find him an object for mercy.

Whether he cause it to come as a rod, or for his land, or in mercy.

Whether it be for correction, or for his land, or for mercy, that he cause it to come.

He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Whether it is for correction, or for his land, or for loving kindness, that he causes it to come.

Whether for a rod, or for His land, Or for kindness -- He doth cause it to come.
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