Job 37 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "At this also my heart trembles, and leaps out of its place. 1 "At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place.
2 Hearken to the thunder of his voice and the rumbling that comes from his mouth. 2 Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
3 Under the whole heaven he lets it go, and his lightning to the corners of the earth. 3 He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth.
4 After it his voice roars; he thunders with his majestic voice and he does not restrain the lightnings when his voice is heard. 4 After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back.
5 God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things which we cannot comprehend. 5 God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.
6 For to the snow he says, 'Fall on the earth'; and to the shower and the rain, 'Be strong.' 6 He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'
7 He seals up the hand of every man, that all men may know his work. 7 So that all men he has made may know his work, he stops every man from his labor.
8 Then the beasts go into their lairs, and remain in their dens. 8 The animals take cover; they remain in their dens.
9 From its chamber comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds. 9 The tempest comes out from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds.
10 By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen fast. 10 The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.
11 He loads the thick cloud with moisture; the clouds scatter his lightning. 11 He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.
12 They turn round and round by his guidance, to accomplish all that he commands them on the face of the habitable world. 12 At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them.
13 Whether for correction, or for his land, or for love, he causes it to happen. 13 He brings the clouds to punish men, or to water his earth and show his love.
14 "Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God. 14 "Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders.
15 Do you know how God lays his command upon them, and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine? 15 Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash?
16 Do you know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge, 16 Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who is perfect in knowledge?
17 you whose garments are hot when the earth is still because of the south wind? 17 You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind,
18 Can you, like him, spread out the skies, hard as a molten mirror? 18 can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze?
19 Teach us what we shall say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of darkness. 19 "Tell us what we should say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of our darkness.
20 Shall it be told him that I would speak? Did a man ever wish that he would be swallowed up? 20 Should he be told that I want to speak? Would any man ask to be swallowed up?
21 "And now men cannot look on the light when it is bright in the skies, when the wind has passed and cleared them. 21 Now no one can look at the sun, bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean.
22 Out of the north comes golden splendor; God is clothed with terrible majesty. 22 Out of the north he comes in golden splendor; God comes in awesome majesty.
23 The Almighty--we cannot find him; he is great in power and justice, and abundant righteousness he will not violate. 23 The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.
24 Therefore men fear him; he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit." 24 Therefore, men revere him, for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart? "