Job 38:22-23

22 “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail,
23 which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle?

Job 38:22-23 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter the Lord takes up the controversy with Job; calls upon him to prepare to engage with him in it, and demands an answer to posing questions he puts to him, concerning the earth and the fabric of it, Job 38:1-7; concerning the sea, compared to an infant in embryo, at its birth, in its swaddling bands and cradle, Job 38:8-11; concerning the morning light, its spread and influence, Job 38:12-15; concerning the springs of the sea, the dark parts of the earth, the place both of light and darkness, Job 38:16-21; concerning the various meteors, snow, hail, rain, thunder, lightning, and the influences of the stars, Job 38:22-38; and concerning provision for lions and ravens, Job 38:40,41.

Cross References 5

  • 1. S Job 37:6
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 28:12
  • 3. Psalms 105:32; Psalms 147:17
  • 4. Psalms 27:5; Isaiah 28:17; Isaiah 30:30; Ezekiel 13:11
  • 5. Exodus 9:26; Exodus 9:18; Joshua 10:11; Ezekiel 13:13; Revelation 16:21
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