The tempest comes out from its chamber,1 the cold from the driving winds.2
The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.3
He loads the clouds with moisture;4 he scatters his lightning5 through them.6
At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them.7
He brings the clouds to punish men,8 or to water his earth and show his love.9
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