Job 37:16
New International Version
Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?

New Living Translation
Do you understand how he moves the clouds with wonderful perfection and skill?

English Standard Version
Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge,

Berean Study Bible
Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge?

King James Bible
Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

New King James Version
Do you know how the clouds are balanced, Those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge?

New American Standard Bible
“Do you know about the hovering of the clouds, The wonders of One who is perfect in knowledge,

NASB 1995
“Do you know about the layers of the thick clouds, The wonders of one perfect in knowledge,

NASB 1977
“Do you know about the layers of the thick clouds, The wonders of one perfect in knowledge,

Amplified Bible
“Do you know about the layers of thick clouds [and how they are balanced and poised in the heavens], The wonderful works of Him who is perfect in knowledge,

Christian Standard Bible
Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonderful works of him who has perfect knowledge?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonderful works of Him who has perfect knowledge?

American Standard Version
Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, The wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Do you know the going forth of clouds and the wonders of him who is without defect in knowledge?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he knows the divisions of the clouds, and the signal overthrows of the ungodly.

Contemporary English Version
of God who knows all things? Or how he hangs the clouds in empty space?

Douay-Rheims Bible
Knowest thou the great paths of the clouds, and the perfect knowledges?

English Revised Version
Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

Good News Translation
Do you know how clouds float in the sky, the work of God's amazing skill?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Do you know how the clouds drift (these are the miracles of the one who knows everything),

International Standard Version
Do you understand his wondrous work of balancing the clouds, the one whose knowledge is perfect,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, The wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge?

Literal Standard Version
Do you know the balancings of a cloud? The wonders of the Perfect in knowledge?

NET Bible
Do you know about the balancing of the clouds, that wondrous activity of him who is perfect in knowledge?

New Heart English Bible
Do you know the workings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge?

World English Bible
Do you know the workings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge?

Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou know the balancings of a cloud? The wonders of the Perfect in knowledge?

Additional Translations ...
Context
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
15Do you know how God dispatches the clouds or makes the lightning flash? 16Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge? 17You whose clothes get hot when the land lies hushed under the south wind,…

Cross References
Job 5:9
the One who does great and unsearchable things, wonders without number.

Job 36:4
For truly my words are free of falsehood; one perfect in knowledge is with you.

Job 36:29
Furthermore, who can understand how the clouds spread out, how the thunder roars from His pavilion?

Job 37:5
God thunders wondrously with His voice; He does great things we cannot comprehend.

Job 37:14
Listen to this, O Job; stand still and consider the wonders of God.

Job 37:15
Do you know how God dispatches the clouds or makes the lightning flash?

Job 37:17
You whose clothes get hot when the land lies hushed under the south wind,


Treasury of Scripture

Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

the balancings

Job 26:8
He bindeth up the waters in his thick clouds; and the cloud is not rent under them.

Job 36:29
Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

Psalm 104:2,3
Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: …

perfect

Job 36:4
For truly my words shall not be false: he that is perfect in knowledge is with thee.

Psalm 104:24
O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.

Psalm 147:5
Great is our Lord, and of great power: his understanding is infinite.









(16) The balancings of the clouds.--How they are poised and suspended in the sky. "Ye clouds, that far above me float and pause."--Coleridge.

Verse 16. - Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds? i.e. "how they are poised and suspended in the sky" (Stanley Loathes). The wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge (comp. Job 36:5).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Do you understand
הֲ֭תֵדַע (hă·ṯê·ḏa‘)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's 3045: To know

how
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the clouds
עָ֑ב (‘āḇ)
Noun - common singular
Strong's 5645: An envelope, darkness, a, cloud, a copse

float,
מִפְלְשֵׂי־ (mip̄·lə·śê-)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 4657: A swaying, poising

those wonders
מִ֝פְלְא֗וֹת (mip̄·lə·’ō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's 4652: A wondrous work

of Him who is perfect
תְּמִ֣ים (tə·mîm)
Adjective - masculine singular construct
Strong's 8549: Entire, integrity, truth

in knowledge?
דֵּעִֽים׃ (dê·‘îm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 1843: Knowledge, opinion


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