Job 38:22

22 "Have you entered the storehouses 1of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the 2hail,

Job 38:22 Meaning and Commentary

Job 38:22

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast
thou seen the treasures of the hail?
] The vapours raised, and clouds formed in the atmosphere, which is the storehouse of those meteors; and may be called treasures, because hidden in the clouds, and not seen by man until the fall of them; and because they are in the keeping, and at the command and direction of the Lord the proprietor of them; and because rich and enriching, especially snow, which falling keeps the earth warm, and makes it fruitful; and because of the abundance thereof which sometimes falls. Now we are not to imagine that the Lord has stores of these laid up in heaps, in times past for time to come; but that he can and does as easily and as soon produce them when he pleases, as one that has treasures laid up can bring them forth at once.

Job 38:22 In-Context

20 That you may take it to its territory And that you may discern the paths to its home?
21 "You know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great!
22 "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,
23 Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle?
24 "Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth?

Cross References 2

  • 1. Job 37:6
  • 2. Exodus 9:18; Joshua 10:11; Isaiah 30:30; Ezekiel 13:11, 13; Revelation 16:21
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