New International Version
Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
King James Bible
Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
Darby Bible Translation
Dost thou know how +God hath disposed them, and how he causeth the lightning of his cloud to flash?
World English Bible
Do you know how God controls them, and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?
Young's Literal Translation
Dost thou know when God doth place them, And caused to shine the light of His cloud?
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Dost thou know when God disposed them - Dost thou know the laws by which they are governed; and the causes which produce such and such phenomena?
And caused the light of his cloud to shine? - Almost every critic of note understands this of the rainbow, which God gave as a sign that the earth should no more be destroyed by water. See Genesis 9:13 (note), and the note there.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
LibraryWhether the Heavens Should have Been Opened unto Christ at his Baptism?
Objection 1: It would seem that the heavens should not have been opened unto Christ at His baptism. For the heavens should be opened unto one who needs to enter heaven, by reason of his being out of heaven. But Christ was always in heaven, according to Jn. 3:13: "The Son of Man who is in heaven." Therefore it seems that the heavens should not have been opened unto Him. Objection 2: Further, the opening of the heavens is understood either in a corporal or in a spiritual sense. But it cannot be understood …
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica
The Justice of God
He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.
"Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders.
Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?
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