27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

Other Translations of Job 38:27

New International Version

27 to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?

English Standard Version

27 to satisfy the waste and desolate land, and to make the ground sprout with grass?

The Message

27 Drenching the useless wastelands so they're carpeted with wildflowers and grass?

New King James Version

27 To satisfy the desolate waste, And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass?

New Living Translation

27 Who sends rain to satisfy the parched ground and make the tender grass spring up?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:27

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.