37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay [1] the bottles of heaven,

Other Translations of Job 38:37

New International Version

37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens

English Standard Version

37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens,

The Message

37 Does anyone know enough to number all the clouds or tip over the rain barrels of heaven

New King James Version

37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven,

New Living Translation

37 Who is wise enough to count all the clouds? Who can tilt the water jars of heaven

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 38:37

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.