Teach us what we shall say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of darkness.
Should he be told that I want to speak? Did anyone ever wish to be swallowed up?
Now, no one can look on the light when it is bright in the skies, when the wind has passed and cleared them.
Out of the north comes golden splendor; around God is awesome majesty.
The Almighty a —we cannot find him; he is great in power and justice, and abundant righteousness he will not violate.
Therefore mortals fear him; he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit."
New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved. (New Revised Standard Bible Version Online)