18 can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?

Other Translations of Job 37:18

King James Version

18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

English Standard Version

18 Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a cast metal mirror?

The Message

18 So how could you even dream of making a dent in that hot-tin-roof sky?

New King James Version

18 With Him, have you spread out the skies, Strong as a cast metal mirror?

New Living Translation

18 he makes the skies reflect the heat like a bronze mirror. Can you do that?

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 37:18

Commentary on Job 37:14-20

(Read Job 37:14-20)

Due thoughts of the works of God will help to reconcile us to all his providences. As God has a powerful, freezing north wind, so he has a thawing, composing south wind: the Spirit is compared to both, because he both convinces and comforts, Song of Solomon 4:16. The best of men are much in the dark concerning the glorious perfections of the Divine nature and the Divine government. Those who, through grace, know much of God, know nothing, in comparison with what is to be known, and of what will be known, when that which is perfect is come.