And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatever he commands them on the face of the world in the earth.
Treasury of Scripture
Psalm 65:9,10 You visit the earth, and water it: you greatly enrich it with the river of God, which is full of water: you prepare them corn...
Psalm 104:24 O LORD, how manifold are your works! in wisdom have you made them all: the earth is full of your riches.
Jeremiah 14:22 Are there any among the vanities of the Gentiles that can cause rain? or can the heavens give showers? are not you he, O LORD our God?...
Joel 2:23 Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in the LORD your God: for he has given you the former rain moderately...
Amos 4:7 And also I have withheld the rain from you, when there were yet three months to the harvest: and I caused it to rain on one city...
Psalm 148:8 Fire, and hail; snow, and vapors; stormy wind fulfilling his word:
James 5:17,18 Elias was a man subject to like passions as we are, and he prayed earnestly that it might not rain...
Revelation 11:6 These have power to shut heaven, that it rain not in the days of their prophecy: and have power over waters to turn them to blood...
ContextElihu Proclaims God's Majesty
1At this also my heart trembles, and is moved out of his place. 2Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goes out of his mouth. 3He directs it under the whole heaven, and his lightning to the ends of the earth. 4After it a voice roars: he thunders with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard. 5God thunders marvelously with his voice; great things does he, which we cannot comprehend. 6For he said to the snow, Be you on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength. 7He seals up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work. 8Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places. 9Out of the south comes the whirlwind: and cold out of the north. 10By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened. 11Also by watering he wearies the thick cloud: he scatters his bright cloud: 12And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatever he commands them on the face of the world in the earth. 13He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy. 14Listen to this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. 15Do you know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine? 16Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge? 17How your garments are warm, when he quiets the earth by the south wind? 18Have you with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass? 19Teach us what we shall say to him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness. 20Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up. 21And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passes, and cleans them. 22Fair weather comes out of the north: with God is terrible majesty. 23Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict. 24Men do therefore fear him: he respects not any that are wise of heart.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And it is turned round about by his guidance, That they may do whatsoever he commandeth them Upon the face of the habitable world,
Which go round about, whithersoever the will of him that governeth them shall lead them, to whatsoever he shall command them upon the face of the whole earth :
Darby Bible Translation
And they are turned every way by his guidance, that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the circuit of the earth,
King James Bible
And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.
Young's Literal Translation
And it is turning itself round by His counsels, For their doing all He commandeth them, On the face of the habitable earth.