Job 37:16

16 Do you know the balancings[a] of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is 1perfect in knowledge,

Job 37:16 Meaning and Commentary

Job 37:16

Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds?
&c.] How those ponderous bodies, as some of them are very weighty, full of water, are poised, and hang in the air, without turning this way or the other, or falling on the earth;

the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge;
of God, who is a God of knowledge, of knowledges, ( 1 Samuel 2:3 ) ; who knows himself and all his works, all creatures and things whatever, see ( Job 36:4 ) ; and this is another of his wondrous works, which none but he, whose knowledge is perfect, and is the author and giver of knowledge, can know, even the poising and balancing of the clouds in the air; we see they are balanced, but we know not how it is done.

Job 37:16 In-Context

14 "Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God.
15 Do you know how God lays his command upon them and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?
16 Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge,
17 you whose garments are hot when the earth is still because of the south wind?
18 Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a cast metal mirror?

Cross References 1

  • 1. Job 36:4; [1 Samuel 2:3]

Footnotes 1

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