34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?

Other Translations of Job 38:34

New International Version

34 "Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water?

English Standard Version

34 "Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that a flood of waters may cover you?

The Message

34 "Can you get the attention of the clouds, and commission a shower of rain?

New King James Version

34 "Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, That an abundance of water may cover you?

New Living Translation

34 "Can you shout to the clouds and make it rain?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:34

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.