New International Version
when the dust becomes hard and the clods of earth stick together?
King James Bible
When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
Darby Bible Translation
When the dust runneth as into a molten mass, and the clods cleave fast together?
World English Bible
when the dust runs into a mass, and the clods of earth stick together?
Young's Literal Translation
In the hardening of dust into hardness, And clods cleave together?
Job 38:38 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
When the dust groweth into hardness - That is, Who knows how the dust - the elementary particles of matter, were concreted; and how the clods - the several parts of the earth, continue to cohere? What is the principle of cohesion among the different particles of matter, in all metals and minerals? Even water, in a solid form, constitutes a part of several gems, called thence water of crystallization. Who can solve this question? How is it that 90 parts of alumine, 7 of silex, and 1.2 of oxide of iron, constitute the oriental ruby? and that 90 parts of silex and 19 of water, form the precious opal? And how can 46 parts of silex, 14 of alumine, 28 of carbonate of lime, 6.5 of sulphate of lime, 3 of oxide of iron, and 2 of water, enter into the constitution, and form the substance, of the lapis lazuli? How do these solids and fluids of such differing natures grow into hardness, and form this curious mineral? Take another example from that beautiful precious stone, the emerald. Its analysis shows it to be composed of glucine 13, silex 64.5, alumine 16, lime 1.6, and oxide of chrome 3.25. Now how can these dusts, utterly worthless in themselves, grow into hardness, combine, and form one of the most beautiful, and, next to the diamond, the most precious, of all the gems? The almighty and infinitely wise God has done this in a way only known to and comprehensible by himself.
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groweth into hardness. or, is turned into mire. Heb. is poured
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