JOB 38:24



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“By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?”

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Job 38:24 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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By what אֵי Where? hence how? By what
way הַ֭דֶּרֶךְ A road (as trodden); figuratively, a course of life or mode of action, often adverb way
is the light א֑וֹר Illumination or (concrete) luminary (in every sense, including lightning, happiness, etc.) light
parted, יֵחָ֣לֶק To be smooth (figuratively); by implication (as smooth stones were used for lots) to apportion or separate parted
which (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
scattereth יָפֵ֖ץ To dash in pieces, literally or figuratively (especially to disperse) scattereth
the east wind קָדִ֣ים The fore or front part; hence (by orientation) the East (often adverbially, eastward, for brevity the east wind) east wind
upon עֲלֵי Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the earth? אָֽרֶץ׃ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) earth

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  • 22  Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

  • 23  Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

  • 24  By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

  • 25  Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

  • 26  To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;


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