Job 37
New American Standard Bible 1995Christian Standard Bible
1"At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place.1My heart pounds at this and leaps from my chest.
2"Listen closely to the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth.2Just listen to his thunderous voice and the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
3"Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, And His lightning to the ends of the earth.3He lets it loose beneath the entire sky; 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.4Then there comes a roaring sound; God thunders with his majestic voice. He does not restrain the lightning when his rumbling voice is heard.
5"God thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend.5God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend.
6"For to the snow He says, 'Fall on the earth,' And to the downpour and the rain, 'Be strong.'6For he says to the snow, "Fall to the earth," and the torrential rains, his mighty torrential rains,
7"He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work.7serve as his sign to all mankind, so that all men may know his work.
8"Then the beast goes into its lair And remains in its den.8The wild animals enter their lairs and stay in their dens.
9"Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.9The windstorm comes from its chamber, and the cold from the driving north winds.
10"From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.10Ice is formed by the breath of God, and watery expanses are frozen.
11"Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud; He disperses the cloud of His lightning.11He saturates clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them.
12"It changes direction, turning around by His guidance, That it may do whatever He commands it On the face of the inhabited earth.12They swirl about, turning round and round at his direction, accomplishing everything he commands them over the surface of the inhabited world.
13"Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.13He causes this to happen for punishment, for his land, or for his faithful love.
14"Listen to this, O Job, Stand and consider the wonders of God.14Listen to this, Job. Stop and consider God's wonders.
15"Do you know how God establishes them, And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine?15Do you know how God directs his clouds or makes their lightning flash?
16"Do you know about the layers of the thick clouds, The wonders of one perfect in knowledge,16Do you understand how the clouds float, those wonderful works of him who has perfect knowledge?
17You whose garments are hot, When the land is still because of the south wind?17You whose clothes get hot when the south wind brings calm to the land,
18"Can you, with Him, spread out the skies, Strong as a molten mirror?18can you help God spread out the skies as hard as a cast metal mirror?
19"Teach us what we shall say to Him; We cannot arrange our case because of darkness.19Teach us what we should say to him; we cannot prepare our case because of our darkness.
20"Shall it be told Him that I would speak? Or should a man say that he would be swallowed up?20Should he be told that I want to speak? Can a man speak when he is confused?
21"Now men do not see the light which is bright in the skies; But the wind has passed and cleared them.21Now no one can even look at the sun when it is in the skies, after a wind has swept through and cleared the clouds away.
22"Out of the north comes golden splendor; Around God is awesome majesty.22Yet out of the north he comes, shrouded in a golden glow; awesome majesty surrounds him.
23"The Almighty-- we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.23The Almighty--we cannot reach him--he is exalted in power! He will not violate justice and abundant righteousness,
24"Therefore men fear Him; He does not regard any who are wise of heart."24therefore, men fear him. He does not look favorably on any who are wise in heart.
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