29 Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?

Other Translations of Job 36:29

New International Version

29 Who can understand how he spreads out the clouds, how he thunders from his pavilion?

English Standard Version

29 Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion?

The Message

29 Does anyone have the slightest idea how this happens? How he arranges the clouds, how he speaks in thunder?

New King James Version

29 Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, The thunder from His canopy?

New Living Translation

29 Who can understand the spreading of the clouds and the thunder that rolls forth from heaven?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 36:29

Commentary on Job 36:24-33

(Read Job 36:24-33)

Elihu endeavours to fill Job with high thought of God, and so to persuade him into cheerful submission to his providence. Man may see God's works, and is capable of discerning his hand in them, which the beasts are not, therefore they ought to give him the glory. But while the worker of iniquity ought to tremble, the true believer should rejoice. Children should hear with pleasure their Father's voice, even when he speaks in terror to his enemies. There is no light but there may be a cloud to intercept it. The light of the favour of God, the light of his countenance, the most blessed light of all, even that light has many a cloud. The clouds of our sins cause the Lord to his face, and hinder the light of his loving-kindness from shining on our souls.