Job 37
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1"At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place.1At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.
2Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.2Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.
3He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth.3He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
4After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back.4After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
5God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.5God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
6He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'6For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
7So that everyone he has made may know his work, he stops all people from their labor.7He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
8The animals take cover; they remain in their dens.8Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
9The tempest comes out from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds.9Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
10The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.10By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
11He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.11Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
12At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them.12And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.
13He brings the clouds to punish people, or to water his earth and show his love.13He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
14"Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders.14Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
15Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?15Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
16Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?16Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
17You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind,17How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?
18can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?18Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
19"Tell us what we should say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of our darkness.19Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
20Should he be told that I want to speak? Would anyone ask to be swallowed up?20Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.
21Now no one can look at the sun, bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean.21And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
22Out of the north he comes in golden splendor; God comes in awesome majesty.22Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.
23The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.23Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
24Therefore, people revere him, for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart?"24Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.
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