Job 37
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1At this my heart also pounds and leaps from its place.1“At this also my heart trembles and leaps out of its place.
2Listen closely to the thunder of His voice and the rumbling that comes from His mouth.2Keep listening 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.3Under the whole heaven he lets it go, and his lightning to the corners 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.4After it his voice roars; he thunders with his majestic voice, and he does not restrain the lightnings when his voice is heard.
5God thunders wondrously with His voice; He does great things we cannot comprehend.5God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend.
6For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the gentle rain, ‘Pour out a mighty downpour.’6For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.
7He seals up the hand of every man, so that all men may know His work.7He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he made may know it.
8The wild animals enter their lairs; they settle down in their dens.8Then the beasts go into their lairs, and remain in their dens.
9The tempest comes from its chamber, and the cold from the driving north winds.9From its chamber comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds.
10By the breath of God the ice is formed and the watery expanses are frozen.10By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen fast.
11He loads the clouds with moisture; He scatters His lightning through them.11He loads the thick cloud with moisture; the clouds scatter his lightning.
12They swirl about, turning round and round at His direction, accomplishing all that He commands over the face of all the earth.12They turn around and around by his guidance, to accomplish all that he commands them on the face of the habitable world.
13Whether for punishment or for His land, He accomplishes this in His loving devotion.13Whether for correction or for his land or for love, he causes it to happen.
14Listen to this, Job; stand still and consider the wonders of God.14“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God.
15Do you know how God dispatches the clouds or makes the lightning flash?15Do you know how God lays his command upon them and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?
16Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonders of Him who is perfect in knowledge?16Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge,
17You whose clothes get hot when the land lies hushed under the south wind,17you whose garments are hot when the earth is still because of the south wind?
18can you, like Him, spread out the skies to reflect the heat like a mirror of bronze?18Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a cast metal mirror?
19Teach us what we should say to Him; we cannot draw up our case when our faces are in darkness.19Teach us what we shall say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of darkness.
20Should He be told that I want to speak? Would a man ask to be swallowed up?20Shall it be told him that I would speak? Did a man ever wish that he would 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.21“And now no one looks on the light when it is bright in the skies, when the wind has passed and cleared them.
22Out of the north He comes in golden splendor; awesome majesty surrounds Him.22Out of the north comes golden splendor; God is clothed with awesome majesty.
23The Almighty is beyond our reach; He is exalted in power! In His justice and great righteousness, He does not oppress.23The Almighty—we cannot find him; he is great in power; justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.
24Therefore, men fear Him, for He is not partial to the wise in heart.”24Therefore men fear him; he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit.”
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Job 36
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