New American Standard Bible
"When He imparted weight to the wind And meted out the waters by measure,
King James Bible
To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.
Darby Bible Translation
In making a weight for the wind, and meting out the waters by measure,
World English Bible
He establishes the force of the wind. Yes, he measures out the waters by measure.
Young's Literal Translation
To make for the wind a weight, And the waters He meted out in measure.
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
To make the weight for the winds - That is, to weigh the winds and to measure the waters - things that it would seem most difficult to do. The idea here seems to be, that God had made all things by measure and by rule. Even the winds - so fleeting and imponderable - he had adjusted and balanced in the most exact manner, as if he had "weighed" them when he made them. The air has "weight," but it is not probable that this fact was known in the time of Job, or that he adverted to it here. It is rather the idea suggested above, that the God who had formed everything by exact rule. and who had power to govern the winds in the most exact manner, must be qualified to impart wisdom.
And he weigheth the waters - Compare the notes at Isaiah 40:12. The word rendered "weigheth" in this place (תכן tâkan) means either to "weigh," or to "measure," Isaiah 40:12. As the "measure" here is mentioned, it rather means probably to adjust, to apportion, than to weigh. The waters are dealt out by measure; the winds are weighed. The sense is, that though the waters of the ocean are so vast, yet God has adjusted them all with infinite skill, as if he had dealt them out by measure; and having done this, he is qualified to explain to man the reason of his doings.
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As the condition of the people began to open to His mind, He saw that the requirements of society and the requirements of God were in constant collision. Men were departing from the word of God, and exalting theories of their own invention. They were observing traditional rites that possessed no virtue. Their service was a mere round of ceremonies; the sacred truths it was designed to teach were hidden from the worshipers. He saw that in their faithless services they found no peace. They did not …
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"Behold, He restrains the waters, and they dry up; And He sends them out, and they inundate the earth.
"Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;
He causes the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who makes lightnings for the rain, Who brings forth the wind from His treasuries.
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