English Standard Version
Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go and say to you, ‘Here we are’?
King James Bible
Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
American Standard Version
Canst thou send forth lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee, Here we are?
Canst thou send lightnings, and will they go, and will they return and say to thee : Here we are?
English Revised Version
Canst thou send forth lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
Webster's Bible Translation
Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say to thee, Here we are?
Job 38:35 Parallel
CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
28 Hath the rain a father,
Or who begetteth the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb cometh the ice forth,
And who bringeth forth the hoar-frost of heaven?
30 The waters become hard like stone,
And the face of the deep is rolled together.
Rain and dew have no created father, ice and hoar-frost no created mother. The parallelism in both instances shows that מי הוליד asks after the one who begets, and מי ילדו the one who bears (vid., Hupfeld on Psalm 2:7). בּטן is uterus, and meton. (at least in Arabic) progenies uteri; ex utero cujus is מבטן מי, in distinction from מאי־זה בטן, ex quo utero. אגלי־טל is excellently translated by the lxx, Codd. Vat. and Sin., βώλους (with Omega) δρόσου; Ges. and Schlottm. correct to βόλους, but βῶλος signifies not merely a clod, but also a lump and a ball. It is the particles of the dew holding together (lxx, Cod. Alex.: συνοχὰς καὶ βω. δρ.) in a globular form, from אגל, which does not belong to גּלל, but to Arab. 'jil, retinere, II colligere (whence agı̂l, standing water, ma'‛gal, a pool, pond); אגלי is constr., like עגלי from עגל. The waters "hide themselves," by vanishing as fluid, therefore: freeze. The surface of the deep (lxx ἀσεβοῦς, for which Zwingli has in marg. ἀβύσσου) "takes hold of itself," or presses together (comp. Arab. lekda, crowding, synon. hugûm, a striking against) by forming itself into a firm solid mass (continuum, Job 41:9, comp. Job 37:10). Moreover, the questions all refer not merely to the analysis of the visible origin of the phenomena, but to their final causes.
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Here we are. Heb. Behold us
He covers his hands with the lightning and commands it to strike the mark.
Under the whole heaven he lets it go, and his lightning to the corners of the earth.
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