Elihu Extols God’s Majesty

1 "About this also my heart trembles, and it leaps from its place.

References for Job 37:1

      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}, and he does not restrain it when his voice is heard.

      References for Job 37:4

        • a 37:4 - Literally "with [the] voice of his majesty"
          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}--

          References for Job 37:6

            • b 37:6 - Literally "[the] shower of rain and [the] show of rains of his strength"
              7 {he stops all human beings from working} {so that everyone whom he has made may know it}.

              References for Job 37:7

                • c 37:7 - Literally "on the hand of all man he seals"
                • d 37:7 - Literally "to know all men of his work"
                  8 Then [the] animal goes into [its] den, and it remains in its den.

                  References for Job 37:8

                    • e 37:8 - Hebrew "And"
                      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} turn around by his guidance to accomplish all that he has commanded them on [the] face of {the habitable world}.

                      References for Job 37:12

                        • f 37:12 - Collective "clouds" in the first line takes the singular "it" here with the plural meaning
                        • g 37:12 - Literally "world of earth"
                          13 Whether as {correction} or for his land, or as loyal love, he lets it happen.

                          References for Job 37:13

                            • h 37:13 - Literally "a rod"
                              14 "Hear this, Job; stand [still] and consider carefully God's wondrous works.
                              15 Do you know {how God commands them} and [how] he causes his cloud's lightning to shine?

                              References for Job 37:15

                                • i 37:15 - Literally "at the putting of God upon them"
                                  16 Do you know about the hovering of the clouds, {the marvelous works of the one with perfect knowledge}?

                                  References for Job 37:16

                                    • j 37:16 - Literally "[the] marvelous works of perfect knowledge"
                                      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, when [the] wind has passed and has cleansed them.

                                      References for Job 37:21

                                          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 any {who think that they are wise}."

                                          References for Job 37:24

                                            • l 37:24 - Or "all"
                                            • m 37:24 - Literally "[the] wise of heart"