26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

Other Translations of Job 38:26

New International Version

26 to water a land where no one lives, an uninhabited desert,

English Standard Version

26 to bring rain on a land where no man is, on the desert in which there is no man,

The Message

26 That bring water to unvisited fields, deserts no one ever lays eyes on,

New King James Version

26 To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one, A wilderness in which there is no man;

New Living Translation

26 Who makes the rain fall on barren land, in a desert where no one lives?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:26

Commentary on Job 38:25-41

(Read Job 38:25-41)

Hitherto God had put questions to Job to show him his ignorance; now God shows his weakness. As it is but little that he knows, he ought not to arraign the Divine counsels; it is but little he can do, therefore he ought not to oppose the ways of Providence. See the all-sufficiency of the Divine Providence; it has wherewithal to satisfy the desire of every living thing. And he that takes care of the young ravens, certainly will not be wanting to his people. This being but one instance of the Divine compassion out of many, gives us occasion to think how much good our God does, every day, beyond what we are aware of. Every view we take of his infinite perfections, should remind us of his right to our love, the evil of sinning against him, and our need of his mercy and salvation.