Job 37
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1“At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place.1At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.
2Hear attentively the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that comes from His mouth.2Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.
3He sends it forth under the whole heaven, His lightning to the ends of the earth.3He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
4After it a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, And He does not restrain them when His voice is heard.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 thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend.5God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
6For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.6For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
7He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work.7He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
8The beasts go into dens, And remain in their lairs.8Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
9From the chamber of the south comes the whirlwind, And cold from the scattering winds of the north.9Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
10By the breath of God ice is given, And the broad waters are frozen.10By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
11Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds; He scatters His bright clouds.11Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
12And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance, That they may do whatever He commands them On the face of the whole earth.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 causes it to come, Whether for correction, Or for His land, Or for mercy.13He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
14“Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.14Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
15Do you know when God dispatches them, And causes the light of His cloud to shine?15Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
16Do you know how the clouds are balanced, Those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge?16Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
17Why are your garments hot, When He quiets the earth by the south wind?17How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?
18With Him, have you spread out the skies, Strong as a cast metal mirror?18Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
19“Teach us what we should say to Him, For we can prepare nothing because of the 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 wish to speak? If a man were to speak, surely he would be swallowed up.20Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.
21Even now men cannot look at the light when it is bright in the skies, When the wind has passed and cleared them.21And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
22He comes from the north as golden splendor; With God is awesome majesty.22Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.
23As for the Almighty, we cannot find Him; He is excellent in power, In judgment and abundant justice; 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 men fear Him; He shows no partiality to any who are wise of heart.”24Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.
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