Job 38:13
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New International Version
that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?

King James Bible
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

Darby Bible Translation
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and the wicked might be shaken out of it?

World English Bible
that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and shake the wicked out of it?

Young's Literal Translation
To take hold on the skirts of the earth, And the wicked are shaken out of it,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

That the wicked might be shaken out of it? - The meaning appears to be this: as soon as the light begins to dawn upon the earth, thieves, assassins, murderers, and adulterers, who all hate and shun the light, fly like ferocious beasts to their several dens and hiding places; for such do not dare to come to the light, lest their works be manifest, which are not wrought in God. To this verse the fifteenth appears to belong, as it connects immediately with it, which connection the introduction of the fourteenth verse disturbs. "And from the wicked," such as are mentioned above "their light is withholden;" they love darkness rather than light, because their deeds are evil; and as they prowl after their prey in the night-season, they are obliged to sleep in the day, and thus its "light is withholden" from them. "And the high arm shall be broken;" or, as Mr. Good translates, "The roving of wickedness is broken off." They can no longer pursue their predatory and injurious excursions.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Psalm 19:4-6 Their line is gone out through all the earth, and their words to the end of the world. In them has he set a tabernacle for the sun...

Psalm 139:9-12 If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea...

ends. Heb. wings

Job 37:3 He directs it under the whole heaven, and his lightning to the ends of the earth.


the wicked

Job 24:13-17 They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths thereof...

Exodus 14:27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his strength when the morning appeared...

Psalm 104:21,22,35 The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God...

August 11 Evening
Where is the way that light dwelleth?--JOB 38:19. God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.--As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world. If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth: but if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.--The Father . . . hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light,
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path

God's Restraining Power.
(New Year's Day.) TEXT: JOB xxxviii. 11. "Hitherto shalt thou come, and no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed." THESE words are taken from a sublime discourse, which -- is put by the writer in the mouth of the Highest Himself, the Creator and Preserver of the world. In it He answers Job out of the whirlwind, when he had complained, though reverently and humbly, that the Lord did not allow men to find Him; that, moreover, He gave no account of His matters to them, and that therefore
Friedrich Schleiermacher—Selected Sermons of Schleiermacher

Whether it is Proper to the Rational Nature to be Adopted?
Objection 1: It would seem that it is not proper to the rational nature to be adopted. For God is not said to be the Father of the rational creature, save by adoption. But God is called the Father even of the irrational creature, according to Job 38:28: "Who is father of the rain? Or who begot the drops of dew?" Therefore it is not proper to the rational creature to be adopted. Objection 2: Further, by reason of adoption some are called sons of God. But to be sons of God seems to be properly attributed
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

'The End of the Lord'
'Then Job answered the Lord, and said, 2. I know that Thou canst do every thing, and that no thought can he withholden from Thee. 3. Who is he that hideth counsel without knowledge? therefore have I uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. 4. Hear, I beseech Thee, and I will speak: I will demand of Thee, and declare Thou unto me. 5. I have heard of Thee by the hearing of the ear: but now mine eye seeth Thee. 6. Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Cross References
Job 28:24
for he views the ends of the earth and sees everything under the heavens.

Job 34:25
Because he takes note of their deeds, he overthrows them in the night and they are crushed.

Job 34:26
He punishes them for their wickedness where everyone can see them,

Job 36:6
He does not keep the wicked alive but gives the afflicted their rights.

Job 37:3
He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth.

Job 38:12
"Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place,

Job 38:14
The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features stand out like those of a garment.

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