Job 38:24
New International Version
What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed, or the place where the east winds are scattered over the earth?

New Living Translation
Where is the path to the source of light? Where is the home of the east wind?

English Standard Version
What is the way to the place where the light is distributed, or where the east wind is scattered upon the earth?

Berean Study Bible
In which direction is the lightning dispersed, or the east wind scattered over the earth?

New American Standard Bible
"Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth?

New King James Version
By what way is light diffused, Or the east wind scattered over the earth?

King James Bible
By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

Christian Standard Bible
What road leads to the place where light is dispersed? Where is the source of the east wind that spreads across the earth?

Contemporary English Version
From where does lightning leap, or the east wind blow?

Good News Translation
Have you been to the place where the sun comes up, or the place from which the east wind blows?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
What road leads to the place where light is dispersed? Where is the source of the east wind that spreads across the earth?

International Standard Version
Where is the lightning diffused or the east wind scattered around the earth?

NET Bible
In what direction is lightning dispersed, or the east winds scattered over the earth?

New Heart English Bible
By what way is the lightning distributed, or the east wind scattered on the earth?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Which is the way to the place where light is scattered and the east wind is spread across the earth?

JPS Tanakh 1917
By what way is the light parted, Or the east wind scattered upon the earth?

New American Standard 1977
“Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth?

Jubilee Bible 2000
By what way is the light divided; from where is the east wind scattered upon the earth?

King James 2000 Bible
By what way is the light distributed, which scatters the east wind upon the earth?

American King James Version
By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind on the earth?

American Standard Version
By what way is the light parted, Or the east wind scattered upon the earth?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And whence proceeds the frost? or whence is the south wind dispersed over the whole world under heaven?

Douay-Rheims Bible
By what way is the light spread, and heat divided upon the earth?

Darby Bible Translation
By what way is the light parted, [and] the east wind scattered upon the earth?

English Revised Version
By what way is the light parted, or the east wind scattered upon the earth?

Webster's Bible Translation
By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

World English Bible
By what way is the lightning distributed, or the east wind scattered on the earth?

Young's Literal Translation
Where is this, the way light is apportioned? It scattereth an east wind over the earth.
Study Bible
God Challenges Job
23which I hold in reserve for times of trouble, for the day of war and battle? 24In which direction is the lightning dispersed, or the east wind scattered over the earth? 25Who cuts a channel for the flood or clears a path for the thunderbolt,…
Cross References
Job 26:10
He has inscribed a horizon on the face of the waters at the boundary between light and darkness.

Job 38:23
which I hold in reserve for times of trouble, for the day of war and battle?

Job 38:25
Who cuts a channel for the flood or clears a path for the thunderbolt,

Treasury of Scripture

By what way is the light parted, which scatters the east wind on the earth?

Job 38:12,13
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; …

Jonah 4:8
And it came to pass, when the sun did arise, that God prepared a vehement east wind; and the sun beat upon the head of Jonah, that he fainted, and wished in himself to die, and said, It is better for me to die than to live.

Matthew 24:27
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.







Lexicon
In which
אֵי־ (’ê-)
Interrogative
Strong's Hebrew 335: Where?, how?

direction
הַ֭דֶּרֶךְ (had·de·reḵ)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 1870: A road, a course of life, mode of action

is the lightning
א֑וֹר (’ō·wr)
Noun - common singular
Strong's Hebrew 216: Illumination, luminary

dispersed,
יֵחָ֣לֶק (yê·ḥā·leq)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2505: To be smooth, to apportion, separate

or the east wind
קָדִ֣ים (qā·ḏîm)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6921: The fore, front part, the East

scattered
יָפֵ֖ץ (yā·p̄êṣ)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect Jussive - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6327: To be dispersed or scattered

over
עֲלֵי־ (‘ă·lê-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the earth?
אָֽרֶץ׃ (’ā·reṣ)
Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land
(24) By what way is the light parted?--i.e., distributed in turn to all the inhabitants of the earth.

The east wind.--As naturally suggested by the origin of light and the mention of it.

Verse 24. - By what way is the light parted? or, distributed, so as to be enjoyed by all the inhabitants of the earth (Stanley Loathes). Which scattereth, etc.; rather, or by what way is the east wind scattered over the earth? (see the Revised Version) Job is asked to explain God's modus operandi in nature, which, of course, he cannot do. Hence his answer in Job 40:5. 38:12-24 The Lord questions Job, to convince him of his ignorance, and shame him for his folly in prescribing to God. If we thus try ourselves, we shall soon be brought to own that what we know is nothing in comparison with what we know not. By the tender mercy of our God, the Day-spring from on high has visited us, to give light to those that sit in darkness, whose hearts are turned to it as clay to the seal, 2Co 4:6. God's way in the government of the world is said to be in the sea; this means, that it is hid from us. Let us make sure that the gates of heaven shall be opened to us on the other side of death, and then we need not fear the opening of the gates of death. It is presumptuous for us, who perceive not the breadth of the earth, to dive into the depth of God's counsels. We should neither in the brightest noon count upon perpetual day, nor in the darkest midnight despair of the return of the morning; and this applies to our inward as well as to our outward condition. What folly it is to strive against God! How much is it our interest to seek peace with him, and to keep in his love!
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