Job 37 (Lexham English Bible)

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Elihu Extols God’s Majesty

1 "About this also my heart trembles, and it leaps from its place. 2 Listen carefully to his voice's thunder and [the] rumbling [that] goes out from his mouth. 3 He lets it loose under all the heavens, and his lightning to the earth's corners. 4 After it, his voice roars; it thunders {with his majestic voice},a and he does not restrain it when his voice is heard. 5 "God thunders with his voice in marvelous ways; he does great things, and we cannot comprehend. 6 For to the snow he says, 'Fall [on the] earth'; and {the shower of rain, his heavy shower of rain}b-- 7 {he stops all human beings from working}c {so that everyone whom he has made may know it}.d 8 Thene [the] animal goes into [its] den, and it remains in its den. 9 "[The] storm wind comes from its chamber and cold from [the] north wind. 10 By God's breath, ice is given, and [the] broad waters [are] frozen. 11 Also, he loads down thick clouds with moisture; his lightning scatters [the] clouds. 12 And {they}f turn around by his guidance to accomplish all that he has commanded them on [the] face of {the habitable world}.g 13 Whether as {correction}h or for his land, or as loyal love, he lets it happen. 14 "Hear this, Job; stand [still] and consider carefully God's wondrous works. 15 Do you know {how God commands them}i and [how] he causes his cloud's lightning to shine? 16 Do you know about the hovering of the clouds, {the marvelous works of the one with perfect knowledge}?j 17 [You] whose garments [are] hot, when [the] earth is being still because of [the] south wind, 18 with him can you spread out [the] skies, hard as a molten mirror? 19 "Teach us what we should say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of [the] presence of darkness. 20 Should he be told that I want to speak? Or did a man say that he would be communicated with? 21 So then, they do not look at the light [when it is] bright in the skies, whenk [the] wind has passed and has cleansed them. 22 From [the] north comes gold-- awesome majesty [is] around God. 23 [As for] Shaddai, we cannot attain him; [he is] exalted [in] power, and he does not oppress justice and abundant righteousness. 24 Therefore people revered him; he does not regard anyl {who think that they are wise}."m
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