Job 37:7
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English Standard Version
He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he made may know it.

King James Bible
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

American Standard Version
He sealeth up the hand of every man, That all men whom he hath made may know it .

Douay-Rheims Bible
He sealeth up the hand of all men, that every one may know his works.

English Revised Version
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men whom he hath made may know it.

Webster's Bible Translation
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

Job 37:7 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

1 Yea, at this my heart trembleth

And tottereth from its place.

2 Hear, O hear the roar of His voice,

And the murmur that goeth out of His mouth.

3 He sendeth it forth under the whole heaven,

And His lightning unto the ends of the earth.

4 After it roareth the voice of the thunder,

He thundereth with the voice of His majesty,

And spareth not the lightnings, when His voice is heard.

5 God thundereth with His voice marvellously,

Doing great things, incomprehensible to us.

Louis Bridel is perhaps right when he inserts after Job 36 the observation: L'clair brille, la tonnerre gronde. לזאת does not refer to the phenomenon of the storm which is represented in the mind, but to that which is now to be perceived by the senses. The combination שׁמעוּ שׁמוע can signify both hear constantly, Isaiah 6:9, and hear attentively, Job 13:17; here it is the latter. רגז of thunder corresponds to the verbs Arab. rḥz and rjs, which can be similarly used. The repetition of קול fo noititeper eh five times calls to mind the seven קולות (ἑπτὰ βρονταί) in Psalm 29:1-11. The parallel is הגה, Job 37:2, a murmuring, as elsewhere of the roar of the lion and the cooing of the dove. The suff. of ישׁרהוּ refers to the thunder which rolls through the immeasurable breadth under heaven; it is not perf. Piel of ישׁר (Schlottm.), for "to give definite direction" (2 Chronicles 32:30) is not appropriate to thunder, but fut. Kal of שׁרה, to free, to unbind (Ew., Hirz. and most others). What Job 37:3 says of thunder, Job 37:3 says of light, i.e., the lightning: God sends it forth to the edges, πτέρυγες, i.e., ends, of the earth. אחריו, Job 37:4, naturally refers to the lightning, which is followed by the roar of the thunder; and יעקּבם to the flashes, which, when once its rumble is heard, God does not restrain (עקּב equals עכּב of the Targ., and Arab. ‛aqqaba, to leave behind, postpone), but causes to flash forth in quick succession. Ewald's translation: should He not find (prop. non investigaverit) them (the men that are to be punished), gives a thought that has no support in this connection. In Job 37:5 נפלאות, mirabilia, is equivalent to mirabiliter, as Daniel 8:24, comp. Psalm 65:6; Psalm 139:14. ולא נדע is intended to say that God's mighty acts, with respect to the connection between cause and effect and the employment of means, transcend our comprehension.

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Job 5:12 He disappoints the devices of the crafty, so that their hands cannot perform their enterprise.

Job 9:7 Which commands the sun, and it rises not; and seals up the stars.

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Job 36:24 Remember that you magnify his work, which men behold.

Psalm 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD, what desolations he has made in the earth.

Psalm 64:8 So they shall make their own tongue to fall on themselves: all that see them shall flee away.

Psalm 92:4 For you, LORD, have made me glad through your work: I will triumph in the works of your hands.

Psalm 109:27 That they may know that this is your hand; that you, LORD, have done it.

Psalm 111:2 The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein.

Ecclesiastes 8:17 Then I beheld all the work of God, that a man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun...

Isaiah 5:12 And the harp, and the viol, the tabret, and pipe, and wine, are in their feasts: but they regard not the work of the LORD...

Isaiah 26:11 LORD, when your hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yes...

Cross References
Job 12:14
If he tears down, none can rebuild; if he shuts a man in, none can open.

Psalm 109:27
Let them know that this is your hand; you, O LORD, have done it!

Psalm 111:2
Great are the works of the LORD, studied by all who delight in them.

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