Parallel Verses

International Standard Version

Who has the wisdom to be able to count the clouds, or to empty the water jars of heaven,

New American Standard Bible

"Who can count the clouds by wisdom, Or tip the water jars of the heavens,

King James Version

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

Holman Bible

Who has the wisdom to number the clouds?
Or who can tilt the water jars of heaven

A Conservative Version

Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven

American Standard Version

Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven,

Amplified

Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the [water] bottles of the heavens

Bible in Basic English

By whose wisdom are the clouds numbered, or the water-skins of the heavens turned to the earth,

Darby Translation

Who numbereth the clouds with wisdom? or who poureth out the bottles of the heavens,

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Who declared the heavens in wisdom? Or who can stay the bottles of heaven

Julia Smith Translation

Who shall number the clouds in wisdom? and who shall cause the bottles of heaven to lie down?

King James 2000

Who can number the clouds by wisdom? or who can pour out the water skins of heaven,

Lexham Expanded Bible

Who can number [the] clouds with wisdom? Or who can tilt heaven's jars,

Modern King James verseion

Who can number the clouds by wisdom; or who can empty out the jars of the heavens,

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Who numbereth the clouds in wisdom? Who stilleth the vehement waters of heaven?

NET Bible

Who by wisdom can count the clouds, and who can tip over the water jars of heaven,

New Heart English Bible

Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of the sky,

The Emphasized Bible

Who can count the thin clouds, in wisdom? And, the bottles of the heavens, who can empty out;

Webster

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

World English Bible

Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of the sky,

Youngs Literal Translation

Who doth number the clouds by wisdom? And the bottles of the heavens, Who doth cause to lie down,

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
the clouds
שׁחק 
Shachaq 
Usage: 21

in wisdom
חכמה 
Chokmah 
Usage: 149

or who can stay
שׁכב 
Shakab 
Usage: 210

the bottles
נבל נבל 
Nebel 
Usage: 38

References

Easton

Fausets

Hastings

Context Readings

Yahweh Interrogates Job

36 "Who sets wisdom within you, or imbues your mind with understanding? 37 Who has the wisdom to be able to count the clouds, or to empty the water jars of heaven, 38 when dust dries into a mass and then breaks apart into clods?


Cross References

Genesis 8:1

God kept Noah in mind, along with all the wildlife and livestock that were with him in the ark. God's Spirit moved throughout the earth, causing the flood waters to subside.

Genesis 9:15

I'll remember my covenant between me and you and every living creature, so that water will never again become a flood to destroy all living beings.

Genesis 15:5

Then the LORD took him outside. "Look up at the sky and count the stars if you can!" he said. "Your descendants will be that numerous."

Psalm 147:4

He keeps track of the number of stars, assigning names to all of them.

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