Job 37:2
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New American Standard Bible
"Listen closely to the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth.

King James Bible
Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.

Darby Bible Translation
Hear attentively the roar of his voice, and the murmur going forth from his mouth.

World English Bible
Hear, oh, hear the noise of his voice, the sound that goes out of his mouth.

Young's Literal Translation
Hearken diligently to the trembling of His voice, Yea, the sound from His mouth goeth forth.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Hear attentively - Margin, as in Hebrew "hear in hearing;" that is, bear with attention. It has been supposed by many, and not without probability, that the tempest was already seen rising, out of which God was to address Job JObadiah 38, and that Elihu here calls the special attention of his hearers to the gathering storm, and to the low muttering thunder in the distance.

The noise of his voice - Thunder is often represented as the voice of God, and this was one of the most natural of all suppositions when its nature was little understood, and is at all times a beautiful poetic conception; see the whole of Psalm 29:1-11. The word rendered "noise" (רגז rôgez), means properly "commotion," that which is fitted to produce perturbation, or disquiet (see Job 3:17, Job 3:26; Isaiah 14:3), and is used here to denote the commotion, or "raging" of thunder.

And the sound - The word used here (הגה hegeh) means properly a "muttering growling" - as of thunder. It is often used to denote sighing, moaning, and meditation, in contradistinction from clear enunciation. Here it refers to the thunder which seems to mutter or growl in the sky.

Job 37:2 Parallel Commentaries

Whether those to whom Christ's Birth was Made Known were Suitably Chosen?
Objection 1: It would seem that those to whom Christ's birth was made known were not suitably chosen. For our Lord (Mat. 10:5) commanded His disciples, "Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles," so that He might be made known to the Jews before the Gentiles. Therefore it seems that much less should Christ's birth have been at once revealed to the Gentiles who "came from the east," as stated Mat. 2:1. Objection 2: Further, the revelation of Divine truth should be made especially to the friends of God,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Cross References
2 Samuel 22:14
"The LORD thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice.

Job 36:33
"Its noise declares His presence; The cattle also, concerning what is coming up.

Job 37:1
"At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place.

Job 37:4
"After it, a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, And He does not restrain the lightnings when His voice is heard.

Job 37:5
"God thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend.

Psalm 29:3
The voice of the LORD is upon the waters; The God of glory thunders, The LORD is over many waters.

Jeremiah 51:16
When He utters His voice, there is a tumult of waters in the heavens, And He causes the clouds to ascend from the end of the earth; He makes lightning for the rain And brings forth the wind from His storehouses.

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