Job 37:13
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New Living Translation
He makes these things happen either to punish people or to show his unfailing love.

King James Bible
He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Darby Bible Translation
Whether he cause it to come as a rod, or for his land, or in mercy.

World English Bible
Whether it is for correction, or for his land, or for loving kindness, that he causes it to come.

Young's Literal Translation
Whether for a rod, or for His land, Or for kindness -- He doth cause it to come.

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

37:13 Correction - To scourge or correct men by immoderate showers. Earth - The whole earth, which is said to be the Lord's, Psal 24:1 50:12, and so this may denote a general judgment by excessive rains inflicted upon the earth, and all its inhabitants, even the universal deluge, which came in great measure out of the clouds. Mercy - For the benefit of mankind and for the cooling of the air and improving the fruits of the earth.

Job 37:13 Parallel Commentaries

A Treatise of the Fear of God;
SHOWING WHAT IT IS, AND HOW DISTINGUISHED FROM THAT WHICH IS NOT SO. ALSO, WHENCE IT COMES; WHO HAS IT; WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS; AND WHAT THE PRIVILEGES OF THOSE THAT HAVE IT IN THEIR HEARTS. London: Printed for N. Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, over against the Stocks market: 1679. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and "a fountain of life"--the foundation on which all wisdom rests, as well as the source from whence it emanates. Upon a principle
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Exodus 9:18
So tomorrow at this time I will send a hailstorm more devastating than any in all the history of Egypt.

Exodus 9:23
So Moses lifted his staff toward the sky, and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and lightning flashed toward the earth. The LORD sent a tremendous hailstorm against all the land of Egypt.

1 Samuel 12:18
So Samuel called to the LORD, and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day. And all the people were terrified of the LORD and of Samuel.

1 Samuel 12:19
"Pray to the LORD your God for us, or we will die!" they all said to Samuel. "For now we have added to our sins by asking for a king."

1 Kings 18:41
Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go get something to eat and drink, for I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!"

Job 36:31
By these mighty acts he nourishes the people, giving them food in abundance.

Job 37:14
"Pay attention to this, Job. Stop and consider the wonderful miracles of God!

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