Elihu Extols God’s Majesty

1 "About this also my heart trembles, and it leaps from its place.
2 Listen carefully to his voice's thunder and [the] rumbling [that] goes out from his mouth.
3 He lets it loose under all the heavens, and his lightning to the earth's corners.
4 After it, his voice roars; it thunders {with his majestic voice}, and he does not restrain it when his voice is heard.
5 "God thunders with his voice in marvelous ways; he does great things, and we cannot comprehend.
6 For to the snow he says, 'Fall [on the] earth'; and {the shower of rain, his heavy shower of rain}--
7 {he stops all human beings from working} {so that everyone whom he has made may know it}.
8 Then [the] animal goes into [its] den, and it remains in its den.
9 "[The] storm wind comes from its chamber and cold from [the] north wind.
10 By God's breath, ice is given, and [the] broad waters [are] frozen.
11 Also, he loads down thick clouds with moisture; his lightning scatters [the] clouds.
12 And {they} turn around by his guidance to accomplish all that he has commanded them on [the] face of {the habitable world}.
13 Whether as {correction} or for his land, or as loyal love, he lets it happen.
14 "Hear this, Job; stand [still] and consider carefully God's wondrous works.
15 Do you know {how God commands them} and [how] he causes his cloud's lightning to shine?
16 Do you know about the hovering of the clouds, {the marvelous works of the one with perfect knowledge}?
17 [You] whose garments [are] hot, when [the] earth is being still because of [the] south wind,
18 with him can you spread out [the] skies, hard as a molten mirror?
19 "Teach us what we should say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of [the] presence of darkness.
20 Should he be told that I want to speak? Or did a man say that he would be communicated with?
21 So then, they do not look at the light [when it is] bright in the skies, when [the] wind has passed and has cleansed them.
22 From [the] north comes gold-- awesome majesty [is] around God.
23 [As for] Shaddai, we cannot attain him; [he is] exalted [in] power, and he does not oppress justice and abundant righteousness.
24 Therefore people revered him; he does not regard any {who think that they are wise}."