30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

Other Translations of Job 38:30

New International Version

30 when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?

English Standard Version

30 The waters become hard like stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

The Message

30 You don't for a minute imagine these marvels of weather just happen, do you?

New King James Version

30 The waters harden like stone, And the surface of the deep is frozen.

New Living Translation

30 For the water turns to ice as hard as rock, and the surface of the water freezes.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:30

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.