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Job 38:35-37 Contemporary English Version (CEV)

35 or will lightning flash
    at your command?
36 Did you teach birds to know
that rain or floods
    are on their way?[a]
37 Can you count the clouds
or pour out their water

Footnotes:

  1. 38.36 way: One possible meaning for the difficult Hebrew text of verse 36.

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

Footnotes:

  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.
New International Version (NIV)

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