Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

He covereth his hands with the lightning, And giveth it a charge that it strike the mark.

New American Standard Bible

"He covers His hands with the lightning, And commands it to strike the mark.

King James Version

With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.

Holman Bible

He covers His hands with lightning
and commands it to hit its mark.

International Standard Version

His hands are covered with lightning that he commands to strike his designated target.

A Conservative Version

He covers his hands with the lightning, and gives it a command that it strike the mark.

Amplified

He covers His hands with the lightning and commands it to strike the mark.

Bible in Basic English

He takes the light in his hands, sending it against the mark.

Darby Translation

His hands he covereth with lightning, and commandeth it where it is to strike.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

With the clouds he covers the light and commands them to come against the light.

Julia Smith Translation

With the hands be covered the light; and he commanded concerning it with a mark.

King James 2000

With clouds he covers the light; and commands it not to shine by the cloud that comes between.

Lexham Expanded Bible

He covers [his] hands [with] lightning, and he commands it the place at [which] to strike.

Modern King James verseion

He covers His hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark;

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

In the turning of a hand he hideth the light, and at his commandment it cometh again.

NET Bible

With his hands he covers the lightning, and directs it against its target.

New Heart English Bible

He covers his hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark.

The Emphasized Bible

Upon both hands, he putteth a covering of lightning, and layeth command upon it against an assailant:

Webster

With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the intervening cloud.

World English Bible

He covers his hands with the lightning, and commands it to strike the mark.

Youngs Literal Translation

By two palms He hath covered the light, And layeth a charge over it in meeting,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
כּף 
Kaph 
Usage: 192

כּסה 
Kacah 
Usage: 152

the light
אור 
'owr 
Usage: 122

צוה 
Tsavah 
Usage: 494

Context Readings

Elihu Extols God's Greatness

31 For by these he judgeth the peoples; He giveth food in abundance. 32 He covereth his hands with the lightning, And giveth it a charge that it strike the mark. 33 The noise thereof telleth concerning him, The cattle also concerning the storm that cometh up.



Cross References

Exodus 10:21-23

And Jehovah said unto Moses, Stretch out thy hand toward heaven, that there may be darkness over the land of Egypt, even darkness which may be felt.

Job 26:9

He incloseth the face of his throne, And spreadeth his cloud upon it.

Job 37:12

And it is turned round about by his guidance, That they may do whatsoever he commandeth them Upon the face of the habitable world,

Job 37:15

Dost thou know how God layeth his charge upon them, And causeth the lightning of his cloud to shine?

Psalm 18:11

He made darkness his hiding-place, his pavilion round about him, Darkness of waters, thick clouds of the skies.

Psalm 135:7

Who causeth the vapors to ascend from the ends of the earth; Who maketh lightnings for the rain; Who bringeth forth the wind out of his treasuries;

Psalm 147:8-9

Who covereth the heavens with clouds, Who prepareth rain for the earth, Who maketh grass to grow upon the mountains.

Psalm 148:8

Fire and hail, snow and vapor; Stormy wind, fulfilling his word;

Acts 27:20

And when neither sun nor stars shone upon us for many days, and no small tempest lay on us, all hope that we should be saved was now taken away.

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