Job 37:22
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English Standard Version
Out of the north comes golden splendor; God is clothed with awesome majesty.

King James Bible
Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.

American Standard Version
Out of the north cometh golden splendor: God hath upon him terrible majesty.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Cold cometh out of the north, and to God praise with fear.

English Revised Version
Out of the north cometh golden splendour: God hath upon him terrible majesty.

Webster's Bible Translation
Fair weather cometh from the north: with God is terrible majesty.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

14 Hearken unto this, O Job;

Stand still and consider the wonderful works of God!

15 Dost thou know when God designeth

To cause the light of His clouds to shine?

16 Dost thou understand the balancings of the clouds,

The wondrous things of Him who is perfect in knowledge?

Job is to stand still, instead of dictating to God, in order to draw from His wondrous acts in nature a conclusion with reference to his mystery of suffering. In Job 37:15 ידע בּ does not, as Job 35:15 (Ew. 217, S. 557), belong together, but בּ is the temporal Beth. שׂוּם is equivalent to שׂים לבּו (vid., on Job 34:23); עליהם does not refer to נפלאות (Hirz.) or the phenomena of the storm (Ew.), but is intended as neuter (as בּם Job 36:31, בּהם Job 22:21), and finds in Job 37:15 its distinctive development: "the light of His clouds" is their effulgent splendour. Without further support, ידע על is to have knowledge concerning anything, Job 37:16; מפלשׂי is also ἁπ. γεγρ.. It is unnecessary to consider it as wrongly written from מפרשׂי, Job 36:29, or as from it by change of letter (as אלמנות equals ארמנות, Isaiah 13:22). The verb פּלּס signifies to make level, prepare (viz., a way, also weakened: to take a certain way, Proverbs 5:6), once: to weigh, Psalm 58:3, as denom. from פּלס, a balance (and indeed a steelyard, statera), which is thus mentioned as the means of adjustment. מפלשׂי accordingly signifies either, as synon. of משׁקלי (thus the Midrash, vid., Jalkut, 522), weights (the relations of weight), or even equipoised balancings (Aben-Ezra, Kimchi, and others), Lat. quomodo librentur nubes in are.

(Note: The word is therefore a metaphor taken from the balance, and it may be observed that the Syro-Arabic, on account of the most extensive application of the balance, is unusually rich in such metaphors. Moreover, the Arabic has no corresponding noun: the teflı̂s (a balance) brought forward by Ges. in his Thes. and Handwrterbuch from Schindler's Pentaglotton, is a word devoid of all evidence from original sources and from the modern usage of the language, in this signification.)

מפלאות is also a word that does not occur elsewhere; in like manner דּע belongs exclusively to Elihu. God is called תּמים דּעים (comp. Job 36:4) as the Omniscient One, whose knowledge is absolute as to its depth as well as its circumference.

Job 37:22 Parallel Commentaries

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Fair. Heb. Gold weather

Proverbs 25:23 The north wind drives away rain: so does an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.


Job 40:10 Deck yourself now with majesty and excellency; and array yourself with glory and beauty.

1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty...

Psalm 29:4 The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

Psalm 66:5 Come and see the works of God: he is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

Psalm 68:7,8 O God, when you went forth before your people, when you did march through the wilderness; Selah...

Psalm 76:12 He shall cut off the spirit of princes: he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 93:1 The LORD reigns, he is clothed with majesty; the LORD is clothed with strength, with which he has girded himself...

Psalm 104:1 Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, you are very great; you are clothed with honor and majesty.

Psalm 145:5 I will speak of the glorious honor of your majesty, and of your wondrous works.

Isaiah 2:10,19 Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, for fear of the LORD, and for the glory of his majesty...

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...

Nahum 1:3 The LORD is slow to anger, and great in power, and will not at all acquit the wicked...

Habakkuk 3:3 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.


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...

Hebrews 12:29 For our God is a consuming fire.

Jude 1:25 To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.

Cross References
Job 37:21
"And now no one looks on the light when it is bright in the skies, when the wind has passed and cleared them.

Job 37:23
The Almighty--we cannot find him; he is great in power; justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.

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