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Ben Sira 43:11-21 (Third Millennium Bible w/ Apocrypha)

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11 Look upon the rainbow, and praise Him that made it; very beautiful it is in the brightness thereof. 12 It compasseth the heaven about with a glorious circle, and the hands of the Most High have bent it. 13 By His commandment He maketh the snow to fall apace, and sendeth swiftly the lightnings of His judgment. 14 Through this the treasuries are opened, and clouds fly forth as fowls. 15 By His great power He maketh the clouds firm, and the hailstones are broken small. 16 At His sight the mountains are shaken, and at His will the south wind bloweth. 17 The noise of the thunder maketh the earth to tremble; so doth the northern storm and the whirlwind. As birds flying He scattereth the snow, and the falling down thereof is as the lighting of grasshoppers. 18 The eye marveleth at the beauty of the whiteness thereof, and the heart is astonished at the raining of it. 19 The hoarfrost also as salt He poureth on the earth, and being congealed, it lieth on the top of sharp stakes. 20 When the cold north wind bloweth, and the water is congealed into ice, it abideth upon every gathering together of water, and clotheth the water as with a breastplate. 21 It devoureth the mountains, and burneth the wilderness, and consumeth the grass as fire.
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