Job 37:1-13 NIV

1 "At this my heart pounds1 and leaps from its place.

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2 Listen!2 Listen to the roar of his voice,3 to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.4

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3 He unleashes his lightning5 beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth.6

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4 After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders7 with his majestic voice.8 When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back.

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5 God's voice thunders9 in marvelous ways;10 he does great things beyond our understanding.11

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6 He says to the snow,12 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'13

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7 So that all men he has made may know his work,14 he stops every man from his labor.a15

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    • a 37:7 - Or / "he fills all men with fear by his power"
      8 The animals take cover;16 they remain in their dens.17

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      9 The tempest comes out from its chamber,18 the cold from the driving winds.19

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      10 The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.20

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      11 He loads the clouds with moisture;21 he scatters his lightning22 through them.23

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      12 At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them.24

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      13 He brings the clouds to punish men,25 or to water his earthb and show his love.26

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        • b 37:13 - Or "to favor them"