His splendour was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden.
His radiance is like the sunlight; He has rays flashing from His hand, And there is the hiding of His power.
Rays of brilliant light flash from his hands. He rejoices in his awesome power.
His cloud-brightness like dawn, exploding, spreading, forked-lightning shooting from his hand--what power hidden in that fist!
He was shining like the light; he had rays coming out from his hand: there his power was kept secret.
The brightness was like the sun; rays came forth from his hand, where his power lay hidden.
His brightness was like the light; He had rays flashing from His hand, And there His power was hidden.
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1 tn Heb “[His] radiance is like light.” Some see a reference to sunlight, but the Hebrew word אוֹר (’or) here refers to lightning, as the context indicates (see vv. 4b, 9, 11). The word also refers to lightning in Job 36:32 and 37:3, 11, 15.
2 tn Heb “two horns from his hand to him.” Sharp, pointed lightning bolts have a “horn-like” appearance. The weapon of “double lightning” appears often in Mesopotamian representations of gods. See Elizabeth Van Buren, Symbols of the Gods in Mesopotamian Art (AnOr), 70-73.
3 tn Heb “and there [is] the covering of his strength”; or “and there is his strong covering.” The meaning of this line is unclear. The point may be that the lightning bolts are merely a covering, or outward display, of God’s raw power. In Job 36:32 one reads that God “covers his hands with light [or, “lightning”].”