Teach us what we shall say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of darkness.
Shall it be told him that I would speak? Did a man ever wish that he would be swallowed up?
"And now men cannot 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; God is clothed with terrible majesty.
The Almighty--we cannot find him; he is great in power and justice, and abundant righteousness he will not violate.
Therefore men fear him; he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit."
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971] by the 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. (Revised Standard Version - Holy Bible)