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Job 38:35-37 American Standard Version (ASV)

35 Canst thou send forth lightnings, that they may go,
And say unto thee, Here we are?
36 Who hath put wisdom in the [a]inward parts?
Or who hath given understanding to the [b]mind?
37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom?
Or who can [c]pour out the bottles of heaven,


  1. Job 38:36 Or, dark clouds
  2. Job 38:36 Or, meteor
  3. Job 38:37 Hebrew cause to lie down.

Job 38:35-37 New International Version (NIV)

35 Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?
    Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?
36 Who gives the ibis wisdom[a]
    or gives the rooster understanding?[b]
37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?
    Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens


  1. Job 38:36 That is, wisdom about the flooding of the Nile
  2. Job 38:36 That is, understanding of when to crow; the meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.
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