He takes the light in his hands, sending it against the mark.
He hurls arrows of light, taking sure and accurate aim.
He covers [His] hands with lightning, And commands it to strike.
With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it [not to shine] by [the cloud] that cometh between.
He fills his hands with lightning and orders it to hit the target.
With his hands* he covers* the lightning, and directs it against its target.
36:32 With his hands2196
tn R. Gordis (Job, 422) prefers to link this word with the later Hebrew word for “arch,” not “hands.”
tn Because the image might mean that God grabs the lightning and hurls it like a javelin (cf. NLT), some commentators want to change “covers” to other verbs. Dhorme has “lifts” (נִשָּׂא [nissa’] for כִּסָּה [kissah]). This fit the idea of God directing the lightning bolts.