Job 37 (New American Standard)

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Elihu Says God Is Back of the Storm

1 "At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place. 2 "Listen closely to the 1thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth. 3 "Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, And His alightning to the 2ends of the earth. 4 "After it, a voice roars ; He thunders with His majestic voice, And He does not restrain bthe lightnings when His voice is heard. 5 "God 3thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing 4great things which we cannot comprehend. 6 "For to 5the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' And to the c6downpour and the rain , 'Be strong.' 7 "He 7seals the hand of every man, That 8all men may know His work. 8 "Then the beast goes into its 9lair And remains in its dden. 9 "Out of the e10south comes the storm, And out of the fnorth the cold. 10 "From the breath of God 11ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen. 11 "Also with moisture He 12loads the thick cloud ; He 13disperses 14the cloud of His glightning. 12 "It changes direction, turning around by His guidance, That hit may do whatever He 15commands iit On the 16face of the inhabited earth. 13 "Whether for j17correction, or for 18His world, Or for 19lovingkindness, He causes it to khappen. 14 "Listen to this, O Job, Stand and consider the wonders of God. 15 "Do you know how God establishes them, And makes the llightning of His cloud to shine ? 16 "Do you know about the layers of the thick clouds, The 20wonders of one 21perfect in knowledge, 17 You whose garments are hot, When the land is still because of the south wind? 18 "Can you, with Him, 22spread out the skies, Strong as a molten mirror ? 19 "Teach us what we shall say to Him; We 23cannot arrange our case because of darkness. 20 "Shall it be told Him that I would speak ? mOr should a man say that he would be swallowed up? 21 "Now nmen do not see the light which is bright in the skies ; But the wind has passed and cleared them. 22 "Out of the north comes golden splendor; Around God is awesome majesty. 23 "The Almighty -24we cannot find Him; He is 25exalted in power And 26He will not do violence 27to justice and abundant righteousness. 24 "Therefore men 28fear Him; He does not 29regard any who are wise of heart."
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