32 With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.

Other Translations of Job 36:32

New International Version

32 He fills his hands with lightning and commands it to strike its mark.

English Standard Version

32 He covers his hands with the lightning and commands it to strike the mark.

The Message

32 He hurls arrows of light, taking sure and accurate aim.

New King James Version

32 He covers His hands with lightning, And commands it to strike.

New Living Translation

32 He fills his hands with lightning bolts and hurls each at its target.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 36:32

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.