He brings the clouds to punish men, or to water his earth and show his love.
"Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.
He causes things to happen on earth, either as a punishment or as a sign of his unfailing love.
Whether for discipline or grace or extravagant love, he makes sure they make their mark.
For a rod, or for a curse, or for mercy, causing it to come on the mark.
Whether for correction, or for his land, or for love, he causes it to happen.
He causes it to come, Whether for correction, Or for His land, Or for mercy.
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1 tn Heb “rod,” i.e., a rod used for punishment.
2 tn This is interpretive; Heb “he makes find it.” The lightning could be what is intended here, for it finds its mark. But R. Gordis (Job, 429) suggests man is the subject – let him find what it is for, i.e., the fate appropriate for him.