30 Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom [1] of the sea.

Other Translations of Job 36:30

New International Version

30 See how he scatters his lightning about him, bathing the depths of the sea.

English Standard Version

30 Behold, he scatters his lightning about him and covers the roots of the sea.

The Message

30 Just look at that lightning, his sky-filling light show illumining the dark depths of the sea!

New King James Version

30 Look, He scatters his light upon it, And covers the depths of the sea.

New Living Translation

30 See how he spreads the lightning around him and how it lights up the depths of the sea.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 36:30

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.