Job 37
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Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

1At this my heart also pounds

and leaps from its place.

2Listen closely to the thunder of His voice

and the rumbling that comes from His mouth.

3He unleashes His lightning beneath the whole sky

and sends it to the ends of the earth.

4Then there comes a roaring sound;

He thunders with His majestic voice.

He does not restrain the lightning

when His voice resounds.

5God thunders wondrously with His voice;

He does great things we cannot comprehend.

6For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’

and to the gentle rain, ‘Pour out a mighty downpour.’

7He seals up the hand of every man,

so that all men may know His work.

8The wild animals enter their lairs;

they settle down in their dens.

9The tempest comes from its chamber,

and the cold from the driving north winds.

10By the breath of God the ice is formed

and the watery expanses are frozen.

11He loads the clouds with moisture;

He scatters His lightning through them.

12They swirl about,

turning round and round at His direction,

accomplishing all that He commands

over the face of all the earth.

13Whether for punishment or for His land,

He accomplishes this in His loving devotion.

14Listen to this, Job;

stand still and consider the wonders of God.

15Do you know how God dispatches the clouds

or makes the lightning flash?

16Do you understand how the clouds float,

those wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge?

17You whose clothes get hot

when the land lies hushed under the south wind,

18can you, like Him, spread out the skies

to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?

19Teach us what we should say to Him;

we cannot draw up our case when our faces are in darkness.

20Should He be told that I want to speak?

Would a man ask to be swallowed up?

21Now no one can gaze at the sun

when it is bright in the skies

after the wind has swept them clean.

22Out of the north He comes in golden splendor;

awesome majesty surrounds Him.

23The Almighty is beyond our reach;

He is exalted in power!

In His justice and great righteousness,

He does not oppress.

24Therefore, men fear Him,

for He is not partial to the wise in heart.”


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