Job 28:26
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New Living Translation
He made the laws for the rain and laid out a path for the lightning.

King James Bible
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder:

Darby Bible Translation
In appointing a statute for the rain, and a way for the thunder's flash:

World English Bible
When he made a decree for the rain, and a way for the lightning of the thunder;

Young's Literal Translation
In His making for the rain a limit, And a way for the brightness of the voices,

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

28:26 When - At the first creation, when he settled that course and order which should he continued. A decree - An appointment and as it were a statute law, that it should fall upon the earth, in such times, and places, and proportions.

Job 28:26 Parallel Commentaries

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Whether Angels Know Secret Thoughts?
Objection 1: It would seem that the angels know secret thoughts. For Gregory (Moral. xviii), explaining Job 28:17: "Gold or crystal cannot equal it," says that "then," namely in the bliss of those rising from the dead, "one shall be as evident to another as he is to himself, and when once the mind of each is seen, his conscience will at the same time be penetrated." But those who rise shall be like the angels, as is stated (Mat. 22:30). Therefore an angel can see what is in another's conscience.
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether the Grace of Christ is Infinite?
Objection 1: It would seem that Christ's grace is infinite. For everything immeasurable is infinite. But the grace of Christ is immeasurable; since it is written (Jn. 3:34): "For God doth not give the Spirit by measure to His Son [*'To His Son' is lacking in the Vulgate], namely Christ." Therefore the grace of Christ is infinite. Objection 2: Further, an infinite effect betokens an infinite power which can only spring from an infinite essence. But the effect of Christ's grace is infinite, since it
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Fear is the Beginning of Wisdom?
Objection 1: It would seem that fear is not the beginning of wisdom. For the beginning of a thing is a part thereof. But fear is not a part of wisdom, since fear is seated in the appetitive faculty, while wisdom is in the intellect. Therefore it seems that fear is not the beginning of wisdom. Objection 2: Further, nothing is the beginning of itself. "Now fear of the Lord, that is wisdom," according to Job 28:28. Therefore it seems that fear of God is not the beginning of wisdom. Objection 3: Further,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether Clarity is Becoming to the Glorified Body?
Objection 1: It would seem that clarity is unbecoming to the glorified body. Because according to Avicenna (Natural. vi, 2), "every luminous body consists of transparent parts." But the parts of a glorified body will not be transparent, since in some of them, such as flesh and bones, earth is predominant. Therefore glorified bodies are not lightsome. Objection 2: Further, every lightsome body hides one that is behind it; wherefore one luminary behind another is eclipsed, and a flame of fire prevents
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Cross References
Job 28:27
Then he saw wisdom and evaluated it. He set it in place and examined it thoroughly.

Job 37:3
It rolls across the heavens, and his lightning flashes in every direction.

Job 37:6
"He directs the snow to fall on the earth and tells the rain to pour down.

Job 37:11
He loads the clouds with moisture, and they flash with his lightning.

Job 38:25
"Who created a channel for the torrents of rain? Who laid out the path for the lightning?

Job 38:26
Who makes the rain fall on barren land, in a desert where no one lives?

Psalm 135:7
He causes the clouds to rise over the whole earth. He sends the lightning with the rain and releases the wind from his storehouses.

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