Job 37:18
New International Version
can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?

New Living Translation
he makes the skies reflect the heat like a bronze mirror. Can you do that?

English Standard Version
Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a cast metal mirror?

Berean Study Bible
can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?

New American Standard Bible
"Can you, with Him, spread out the skies, Strong as a molten mirror?

New King James Version
With Him, have you spread out the skies, Strong as a cast metal mirror?

King James Bible
Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

Christian Standard Bible
can you help God spread out the skies as hard as a cast metal mirror?

Contemporary English Version
God can hammer out the clouds in spite of the oppressive heat, but can you?

Good News Translation
Can you help God stretch out the sky and make it as hard as polished metal?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
can you help God spread out the skies as hard as a cast metal mirror?

International Standard Version
Can you spread out the skies like he does; can you cast them as one might a mirror?

NET Bible
will you, with him, spread out the clouds, solid as a mirror of molten metal?

New Heart English Bible
Can you, with him, spread out the sky, which is strong as a cast metal mirror?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Can you stretch out the skies with him and make them as firm as a mirror made of metal?

JPS Tanakh 1917
Canst thou with Him spread out the sky, Which is strong as a molten mirror?

New American Standard 1977
“Can you, with Him, spread out the skies, Strong as a molten mirror?

Jubilee Bible 2000
Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong and as a molten looking glass?

King James 2000 Bible
Have you with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten mirror?

American King James Version
Have you with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

American Standard Version
Canst thou with him spread out the sky, Which is strong as a molten mirror?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Wilt thou establish with him foundations for the ancient heavens? they are strong as a molten mirror.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Thou perhaps hast made the heavens with him, which are most strong, as if they were of molten brass.

Darby Bible Translation
Hast thou with him spread out the sky, firm, like a molten mirror?

English Revised Version
Canst thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong as a molten mirror?

Webster's Bible Translation
Hast thou with him spread out the sky which is strong, and as a molten looking-glass?

World English Bible
Can you, with him, spread out the sky, which is strong as a cast metal mirror?

Young's Literal Translation
Thou hast made an expanse with Him For the clouds -- strong as a hard mirror!
Study Bible
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
17You whose clothes get hot when the land lies hushed under the south wind, 18can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze? 19Teach us what we should say to Him; we cannot draw up our case when our faces are in darkness.…
Cross References
Job 9:8
He alone stretches out the heavens, and treads on the waves of the sea.

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

Psalm 104:2
He wraps Himself in light as with a garment; He stretches out the heavens like a tent,

Isaiah 44:24
Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer who formed you from the womb: "I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who by Myself spread out the earth,

Isaiah 45:12
It is I who made the earth, and created man upon it. It was My hands that stretched out the heavens, and I ordained all their host.

Jeremiah 10:12
God made the earth by His power; He established the world by His wisdom and stretched out the heavens by His understanding.

Zechariah 12:1
An oracle of the word of the LORD concerning Israel. Thus declares the LORD, who stretches out the heavens and lays the foundation of the earth, who forms the spirit of man within him:

Treasury of Scripture

Have you with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

spread

Job 9:8,9
Which alone spreadeth out the heavens, and treadeth upon the waves of the sea…

Genesis 1:6-8
And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters…

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

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Exodus 38:8
And he made the laver of brass, and the foot of it of brass, of the lookingglasses of the women assembling, which assembled at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.







Lexicon
can you, like Him,
עִ֭מּוֹ (‘im·mōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5973: With, equally with

spread out
תַּרְקִ֣יעַ (tar·qî·a‘)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7554: To pound the earth, to expand, to overlay

the skies
לִשְׁחָקִ֑ים (liš·ḥā·qîm)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7834: A powder, a thin vapor, the firmament

to reflect the heat
חֲ֝זָקִ֗ים (ḥă·zā·qîm)
Adjective - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 2389: Strong, stout, mighty

like a mirror
כִּרְאִ֥י (kir·’î)
Preposition-k | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7209: A mirror

of bronze?
מוּצָֽק׃ (mū·ṣāq)
Verb - Hofal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3332: To pour out, to melt, cast as metal, to place firmly, to stiffen, grow hard
(18) Spread out the sky.--Some understand this of the action of the sun in dispersing the clouds; but it seems more probable that it refers to God. "Hast thou spread out with Him the magnificent dome of heaven?" The words used, however, imply the clouds rather than the cloudless sky which resembles a burnished mirror; so that it is not improbable that the sun may be the subject here and in the following verses.

Verse 18. - Hast thou with him spread out the sky? Didst thou assist in the spreading out of the sky, that great and magnificent work of the Creator, transcending almost all others (see the comment on Job 9:8)? Or did not God effect this work alone, without even a counsellor (Isaiah 40:13, 14), so that thou hadst no part in it? Which is strong, and as a molten looking-glass. The sky is "strong" or "firm;" i.e. enduring or permanent, though not really hard like a mirror. Elihu, however, seems to have regarded it, like many of the ancients, as a solid mass, resembling a concave mirror of metal. The translation, "looking-glass," is wrong, both here and in Exodus 38:8, since glass was not used for mirrors until the period of the early Roman empire. The earlier mirrors were of polished metal (see Smith's 'Dict. of Antiquities,' vol. 3. pp. 1052, 1212). 37:14-20 Due thoughts of the works of God will help to reconcile us to all his providences. As God has a powerful, freezing north wind, so he has a thawing, composing south wind: the Spirit is compared to both, because he both convinces and comforts, So 4:16. The best of men are much in the dark concerning the glorious perfections of the Divine nature and the Divine government. Those who, through grace, know much of God, know nothing, in comparison with what is to be known, and of what will be known, when that which is perfect is come.
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