37:1 At this also my heart a trembleth, and is moved out of
(a) At the marvelling of the thunder and lightnings: by
which he declares that the faithful are lively touched
with the majesty of God, when they behold his works.
37:2 Hear attentively the b noise of his voice, and the sound
[that] goeth out of his mouth.
(b) That is the thunder, by which he speaks to men to waken
their dullness, and to bring them to the consideration
of his works.
37:4 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of
his excellency; and he will not stay c them when his
voice is heard.
(c) Meaning, the rains and thunders.
37:6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou [on] the earth; d
likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his
(d) So that neither small rain nor great, snow nor anything
else comes without God's appointment.
37:7 He e sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may
know his work.
(e) By rains and thunders God causes men to keep themselves
within their houses.
37:9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the
(f) In Hebrew it is called the scattering wind, because it
drives away the clouds and purges the air.
37:10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of
the waters g is straitened.
(g) That is, frozen up and dried.
37:11 Also by watering he h wearieth the thick cloud: he
scattereth his i bright cloud:
(h) Gather the vapours and move to and fro to water the
(i) That is, the cloud that has lightning in it.
37:13 He causeth it to come, whether for k correction, or for
his land, or for mercy.
(k) Rain, cold, heat, tempests and such like are sent from
God, either to punish man, or to profit the earth, or
to declare his favour toward man, as in
37:15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the l
light of his cloud to shine?
(l) That is, the lightning to break forth in the clouds?
37:16 Dost thou know the m balancings of the clouds, the
wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
(m) Which is sometimes changed into rain, or snow, hail or
37:17 How thy garments [are] n warm, when he quieteth the
earth by the south [wind]?
(n) Why your clothes should keep you warm when the
south wind blows rather than when any other wind blows?
37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, [which is] strong,
[and] as a molten looking o glass?
(o) For the clearness.
37:19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; [for] we cannot order
[our speech] by reason of p darkness.
(p) That is, our ignorance: signifying that Job was so
presumptuous, that he would control the works of God.
37:20 Shall it be q told him that I speak? if a man speak,
surely he shall be swallowed up.
(q) Has God need that any should tell him when man murmurs
37:21 And now [men] see not the bright light s which [is] in
the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
(s) The cloud stops the shining of the sun, that man
cannot see it till the wind has chased away the cloud:
and if man is not able to attain to the knowledge of
these things, how much less God's judgments?
37:22t Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God [is]
(t) In Hebrew, gold, meaning fair weather and clear as
37:23 [Touching] the Almighty, we cannot find him out: [he is]
excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of
justice: he will not u afflict.