35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
35 Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?
35 Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go and say to you, 'Here we are'?
35 Can you take charge of the lightning bolts and have them report to you for orders? What Do You Have to Say for Yourself?
35 Can you send out lightnings, that they may go, And say to you, 'Here we are!'?
35 Can you make lightning appear and cause it to strike as you direct?
Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:35
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.