Job 37:5
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New International Version
God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.

New Living Translation
God's voice is glorious in the thunder. We can't even imagine the greatness of his power.

English Standard Version
God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend.

New American Standard Bible
"God thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend.

King James Bible
God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things that we cannot comprehend.

International Standard Version
"God thunders with his wondrous voice; he does awesome works that we don't comprehend.

NET Bible
God thunders with his voice in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
God's voice thunders in miraculous ways. It does great things that we cannot understand.

Jubilee Bible 2000
God shall thunder marvelously with his voice; he does great things, which we cannot comprehend.

King James 2000 Bible
God thunders marvelously with his voice; great things does he, which we cannot comprehend.

American King James Version
God thunders marvelously with his voice; great things does he, which we cannot comprehend.

American Standard Version
God thundereth marvellously with his voice; Great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

Douay-Rheims Bible
God shall thunder wonderfully with his voice, he that doth great and unsearchable things.

Darby Bible Translation
God thundereth marvellously with his voice, doing great things which we do not comprehend.

English Revised Version
God thundereth marvelously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

Webster's Bible Translation
God thundereth marvelously with his voice; great things he doeth, which we cannot comprehend.

World English Bible
God thunders marvelously with his voice. He does great things, which we can't comprehend.

Young's Literal Translation
God thundereth with His voice wonderfully, Doing great things and we know not.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

37:1-13 The changes of the weather are the subject of a great deal of our thoughts and common talk; but how seldom do we think and speak of these things, as Elihu, with a regard to God, the director of them! We must notice the glory of God, not only in the thunder and lightning, but in the more common and less awful changes of the weather; as the snow and rain. Nature directs all creatures to shelter themselves from a storm; and shall man only be unprovided with a refuge? Oh that men would listen to the voice of God, who in many ways warns them to flee from the wrath to come; and invites them to accept his salvation, and to be happy. The ill opinion which men entertain of the Divine direction, peculiarly appears in their murmurs about the weather, though the whole result of the year proves the folly of their complaints. Believers should avoid this; no days are bad as God makes them, though we make many bad by our sins.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 5. - God thundereth marvellously with his voice. In finishing off his description of the thunderstorm, Elihu dwells upon its marvellousness. Each step in the entire process is strange and wonderful, beyond man's comprehension; and the lesson to be drawn from the consideration of the whole series of phenomena is that great things doeth he (i.e. God), which we cannot comprehend. Even after all that has been done of late years to advance the science of meteorolegy, it cannot be said that the rationale of storms is fully grasped by the scientific intellect

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

God thundereth marvellously with his voice,.... Or "marvels" (c), or marvellous things, which may respect the marvellous effects of thunder and lightning: such as rending rocks and mountains; throwing down high and strong towers; shattering to pieces high and mighty oaks and cedars, and other such like effects, mentioned in Psalm 29:5; and there are some things reported which seem almost incredible, were they not well attested facts; as that an egg should be consumed thereby, and the shell unhurt; a cask of liquor, the liquor in it spoiled, and the cask not touched; money melted in the purse, and the purse whole; the fetus in the womb killed, and the woman preserved; with other things of the like kind mentioned by various writers (d); and which are to be accounted for only by the swift motion and piercing and penetrating nature of lightning. So the voice of God in the Gospel thunders out and declares many wonderful things; as the doctrines of the trinity of Persons in one God; of the everlasting love of the three Persons; of the Person of Christ, and the union of the two natures in him; of his incarnation, of redemption and salvation by him; of regeneration by the spirit of God; of union to Christ, and communion with him; and of the resurrection of the dead: and it produces marvellous effects, attended with a divine power; as quickening sinners dead in trespasses and sins; enlightening those who are darkness itself; bearing down all opposition before it; casting down the strong holds of sin and Satan, and reducing the most stubborn and obstinate to the obedience of Christ;

great things doth he, which we cannot comprehend; or "know" (e): great things in creation, the nature and causes of which lie greatly out of the reach of man; and which he rather guesses at than knows, and still less comprehends. Great things in providence; in sustaining all creatures and providing for them; and in the government of the world, and in his dispensations in it; his judgments being unsearchable, and his ways past finding out: and great things in grace; as the salvation of sinners by Christ, and the conversion of their souls by his Spirit; and even what is known of them is known but in part and very imperfectly. This is a transition to other great things done by the Lord, besides those before mentioned, and particular instances follow.

(c) "mirabilia", Pagninus, Montanus. (d) Plin. Nat. Hist. l. 2. c. 51. Senec. Nat. Quaest. l. 2. c. 31. (e) "et nesciemus", Pagninus, Montanus; so Schultens.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

5. (Job 36:26; Ps 65:6; 139:14). The sublimity of the description lies in this, that God is everywhere in the storm, directing it whither He will [Barnes]. See Ps 29:1-11, where, as here, the "voice" of God is repeated with grand effect. The thunder in Arabia is sublimely terrible.

Job 37:5 Additional Commentaries
Context
Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty
4"After it, a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, And He does not restrain the lightnings when His voice is heard. 5"God thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend. 6"For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' And to the downpour and the rain, 'Be strong.'…
Cross References
Job 5:9
He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.

Job 11:7
"Can you fathom the mysteries of God? Can you probe the limits of the Almighty?

Job 26:14
And these are but the outer fringe of his works; how faint the whisper we hear of him! Who then can understand the thunder of his power?"

Job 37:2
Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.

Job 37:4
After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back.

Job 37:14
"Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders.

Job 37:16
Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?

Job 40:9
Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?

Psalm 29:3
The voice of the LORD is over the waters; the God of glory thunders, the LORD thunders over the mighty waters.
Treasury of Scripture

God thunders marvelously with his voice; great things does he, which we cannot comprehend.

thundereth

2 Samuel 22:14,15 The LORD thundered from heaven, and the most High uttered his voice…

great

Job 5:9 Which does great things and unsearchable; marvelous things without number:

Job 9:10 Which does great things past finding out; yes, and wonders without number.

Job 11:7 Can you by searching find out God? can you find out the Almighty to perfection?

Job 26:14 See, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard …

Job 36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number …

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made every thing beautiful in his time: also he has set the …

Isaiah 40:21,22,28 Have you not known? have you not heard? has it not been told you …

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! …

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song …

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