JOB 38:9



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“When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,”

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Job 38:9 Translation & Meaning

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When I made בְּשׂוּמִ֣י To put (used in a great variety of applications, literal, figurative, inferentially, and elliptically) made
the cloud עָנָ֣ן A cloud (as covering the sky), i.e., the nimbus or thunder-cloud cloud
the garment לְבֻשׁ֑וֹ A garment (literally or figuratively); by implication (euphemistically) a wife garment
thereof, and thick darkness וַ֝עֲרָפֶ֗ל Gloom (as of a lowering sky) thereof thick darkness
a swaddlingband חֲתֻלָּתֽוֹ׃ A swathing cloth (figuratively) swaddlingband
for it, חֲתֻלָּתֽוֹ׃ A swathing cloth (figuratively) for it

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  • 7  When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

  • 8  Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

  • 9  When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

  • 10  And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

  • 11  And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?


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