25 When he established the force of the wind and measured out the waters,

Other Translations of Job 28:25

King James Version

25 To make the weight for the winds; and he weigheth the waters by measure.

English Standard Version

25 When he gave to the wind its weight and apportioned the waters by measure,

The Message

25 After he commanded the winds to blow and measured out the waters,

New King James Version

25 To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure.

New Living Translation

25 He decided how hard the winds should blow and how much rain should fall.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 28:25

Commentary on Job 28:20-28

(Read Job 28:20-28)

There is a two-fold wisdom; one hid in God, which is secret, and belongs not to us; the other made known by him, and revealed to man. One day's events, and one man's affairs, have such reference to, and so hang one upon another, that He only, to whom all is open, and who sees the whole at one view, can rightly judge of every part. But the knowledge of God's revealed will is within our reach, and will do us good. Let man look upon this as his wisdom, To fear the Lord, and to depart from evil. Let him learn that, and he is learned enough. Where is this wisdom to be found? The treasures of it are hid in Christ, revealed by the word, received by faith, through the Holy Ghost. It will not feed pride or vanity, or amuse our vain curiosity. It teaches and encourages sinners to fear the Lord, and to depart from evil, in the exercise of repentance and faith, without desiring to solve all difficulties about the events of this life.