Job 37:1
Elihu Says God Is Back of the Storm

1“At this also my heart trembles,
         And leaps from its place.

2“Listen closely to the thunder of His voice,
         And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth.

3“Under the whole heaven He lets it loose,
         And His lightning to the ends of the earth.

4“After it, a voice roars;
         He thunders with His majestic voice,
         And He does not restrain the lightnings when His voice is heard.

5“God thunders with His voice wondrously,
         Doing great things which we cannot comprehend.

6“For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
         And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’

7“He seals the hand of every man,
         That all men may know His work.

8“Then the beast goes into its lair
         And remains in its den.

9“Out of the south comes the storm,
         And out of the north the cold.

10“From the breath of God ice is made,
         And the expanse of the waters is frozen.

11“Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud;
         He disperses the cloud of His lightning.

12“It changes direction, turning around by His guidance,
         That it may do whatever He commands it
         On the face of the inhabited earth.

13“Whether for correction, or for His world,
         Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.

14“Listen to this, O Job,
         Stand and consider the wonders of God.

15“Do you know how God establishes them,
         And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine?

16“Do you know about the layers of the thick clouds,
         The wonders of one perfect in knowledge,

17You whose garments are hot,
         When the land is still because of the south wind?

18“Can you, with Him, spread out the skies,
         Strong as a molten mirror?

19“Teach us what we shall say to Him;
         We cannot arrange our case because of darkness.

20“Shall it be told Him that I would speak?
         Or should a man say that he would be swallowed up?

21“Now men do not see the light which is bright in the skies;
         But the wind has passed and cleared them.

22“Out of the north comes golden splendor;
         Around God is awesome majesty.

23“The Almighty—we cannot find Him;
         He is exalted in power
         And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.

24“Therefore men fear Him;
         He does not regard any who are wise of heart.”

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Parallel Verses
American Standard Version
Yea, at this my heart trembleth, And is moved out of its place.

Douay-Rheims Bible
At this my heart trembleth, and is moved out of its place.

Darby Bible Translation
Aye, my heart trembleth at this also, and leapeth up out of its place:

English Revised Version
At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of its place.

Webster's Bible Translation
At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of its place.

World English Bible
"Yes, at this my heart trembles, and is moved out of its place.

Young's Literal Translation
Also, at this my heart trembleth, And it moveth from its place.
Whether the Heavens Should have Been Opened unto Christ at his Baptism?
Objection 1: It would seem that the heavens should not have been opened unto Christ at His baptism. For the heavens should be opened unto one who needs to enter heaven, by reason of his being out of heaven. But Christ was always in heaven, according to Jn. 3:13: "The Son of Man who is in heaven." Therefore it seems that the heavens should not have been opened unto Him. Objection 2: Further, the opening of the heavens is understood either in a corporal or in a spiritual sense. But it cannot be understood
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether by Reason of this Subtlety a Glorified Body is Able to be in the Same Place with Another Body not Glorified?
Objection 1: It would seem that by reason of this subtlety a body is able to be in the same place with another body not glorified. For according to Phil. 3:21, "He will reform the body of our lowness made like to the body of His glory." Now the body of Christ was able to be in the same place with another body, as appears from the fact that after His Resurrection He went in to His disciples, the doors being shut (Jn. 20:19, 26). Therefore also the glorified bodies by reason of their subtlety will
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

Whether those to whom Christ's Birth was Made Known were Suitably Chosen?
Objection 1: It would seem that those to whom Christ's birth was made known were not suitably chosen. For our Lord (Mat. 10:5) commanded His disciples, "Go ye not into the way of the Gentiles," so that He might be made known to the Jews before the Gentiles. Therefore it seems that much less should Christ's birth have been at once revealed to the Gentiles who "came from the east," as stated Mat. 2:1. Objection 2: Further, the revelation of Divine truth should be made especially to the friends of God,
Saint Thomas Aquinas—Summa Theologica

The Justice of God
The next attribute is God's justice. All God's attributes are identical, and are the same with his essence. Though he has several attributes whereby he is made known to us, yet he has but one essence. A cedar tree may have several branches, yet it is but one cedar. So there are several attributes of God whereby we conceive of him, but only one entire essence. Well, then, concerning God's justice. Deut 32:4. Just and right is he.' Job 37:23. Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

Concerning Salutations and Recreations, &C.
Concerning Salutations and Recreations, &c. [1273] Seeing the chief end of all religion is to redeem men from the spirit and vain conversation of this world and to lead into inward communion with God, before whom if we fear always we are accounted happy; therefore all the vain customs and habits thereof, both in word and deed, are to be rejected and forsaken by those who come to this fear; such as taking off the hat to a man, the bowings and cringings of the body, and such other salutations of that
Robert Barclay—Theses Theologicae and An Apology for the True Christian Divinity

The Knowledge of God
'The Lord is a God of knowledge, and by him actions are weighed.' I Sam 2:2. Glorious things are spoken of God; he transcends our thoughts, and the praises of angels. God's glory lies chiefly in his attributes, which are the several beams by which the divine nature shines forth. Among other of his orient excellencies, this is not the least, The Lord is a God of knowledge; or as the Hebrew word is, A God of knowledges.' Through the bright mirror of his own essence, he has a full idea and cognisance
Thomas Watson—A Body of Divinity

A Treatise of the Fear of God;
SHOWING WHAT IT IS, AND HOW DISTINGUISHED FROM THAT WHICH IS NOT SO. ALSO, WHENCE IT COMES; WHO HAS IT; WHAT ARE THE EFFECTS; AND WHAT THE PRIVILEGES OF THOSE THAT HAVE IT IN THEIR HEARTS. London: Printed for N. Ponder, at the Peacock in the Poultry, over against the Stocks market: 1679. ADVERTISEMENT BY THE EDITOR. "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom," and "a fountain of life"--the foundation on which all wisdom rests, as well as the source from whence it emanates. Upon a principle
John Bunyan—The Works of John Bunyan Volumes 1-3

The book of Job is one of the great masterpieces of the world's literature, if not indeed the greatest. The author was a man of superb literary genius, and of rich, daring, and original mind. The problem with which he deals is one of inexhaustible interest, and his treatment of it is everywhere characterized by a psychological insight, an intellectual courage, and a fertility and brilliance of resource which are nothing less than astonishing. Opinion has been divided as to how the book should be
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

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