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

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

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

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

God thundereth marvellously with his voice - This is the conclusion of Elihu's description of the lightning and thunder: and here only should chapter 36 have ended. He began, Job 36:29, with the noise of God's tabernacle; and he ends here with the marvellous thundering of Jehovah. Probably the writer of the book of Job had seen the description of a similar thunder storm as given by the psalmist, Psalm 77:16-19 : -

Psalm 77:16 The waters saw thee, O God!The waters saw thee, and were afraid.Yea, the deeps were affrighted!

Psalm 77:17 The clouds poured out water;The ethers sent forth a sound;Yea, thine arrows went abroad.

Psalm 77:18 The voice of thy thunder was through the expanse:The lightnings illumined the globe;The earth trembled and shook!

Psalm 77:19 Thy way is in the sea,And thy paths on many waters;But thy footsteps are not known.

Great things doeth he - This is the beginning of a new paragraph; and relates particularly to the phenomena which are afterwards mentioned. All of them wondrous things; and, in many respects, to us incomprehensible.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


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


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 of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?

Job 36:26 Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.

Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made every thing beautiful in his time: also he has set the world in their heart...

Isaiah 40:21,22,28 Have you not known? have you not heard? has it not been told you from the beginning...

Romans 11:33 O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!

Revelation 15:3 And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are your works...

Whether the Heavens Should have Been Opened unto Christ at his Baptism?
Objection 1: It would seem that the heavens should not have been opened unto Christ at His baptism. For the heavens should be opened unto one who needs to enter heaven, by reason of his being out of heaven. But Christ was always in heaven, according to Jn. 3:13: "The Son of Man who is in heaven." Therefore it seems that the heavens should not have been opened unto Him. Objection 2: Further, the opening of the heavens is understood either in a corporal or in a spiritual sense. But it cannot be understood
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Justice of God
The next attribute is God's justice. All God's attributes are identical, and are the same with his essence. Though he has several attributes whereby he is made known to us, yet he has but one essence. A cedar tree may have several branches, yet it is but one cedar. So there are several attributes of God whereby we conceive of him, but only one entire essence. Well, then, concerning God's justice. Deut 32:4. Just and right is he.' Job 37:23. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

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?

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