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35 Can you send forth lightnings, so that they may go
    and say to you, ‘Here we are’?
36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts,[a]
    or given understanding to the mind?[b]
37 Who has the wisdom to number the clouds?
    Or who can tilt the waterskins of the heavens,

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Footnotes

  1. Job 38:36 Meaning of Heb uncertain
  2. Job 38:36 Meaning of Heb uncertain

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

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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.

35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are?

36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

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

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