Job 37
New American Standard Bible 1995International Standard Version
1"At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place.1"Now I'll conclude with this: my heart is trembling violently; it feels like it's about to leap from my body!
2"Listen closely to the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling that goes out from His mouth.2Listen carefully to his thundering voice; to the sound that rumbles from his mouth.
3"Under the whole heaven He lets it loose, And His lightning to the ends of the earth.3He releases his lightning throughout the sky, 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.4His thunder roars after it; his majestic voice will thunder; and no one can trace them once his voice has been heard.
5"God thunders with His voice wondrously, Doing great things which we cannot comprehend.5"God thunders with his wondrous voice; he does awesome works that we don't 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.' He tells the rain, 'Pour down,' then it rains profusely.
7"He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work.7"He puts a limit to the skill of every person; to delineate all people from what they do.
8"Then the beast goes into its lair And remains in its den.8"Then a beast enters its lair and remains in its den.
9"Out of the south comes the storm, And out of the north the cold.9"From the south, a whirlwind proceeds, out of the icy north winds.
10"From the breath of God ice is made, And the expanse of the waters is frozen.10From the breath of God ice is produced, and a wide body of water is frozen.
11"Also with moisture He loads the thick cloud; He disperses the cloud of His lightning.11He also loads the clouds with moisture, scattering his lightning with the clouds.
12"It changes direction, turning around by His guidance, That it may do whatever He commands it On the face of the inhabited earth.12It whirls about in circles at his direction to accomplish all that he commands throughout the surface of the entire world,
13"Whether for correction, or for His world, Or for lovingkindness, He causes it to happen.13whether for discipline on his land or to demonstrate his gracious love, he causes it to be realized."
14"Listen to this, O Job, Stand and consider the wonders of God.14"Pay attention to this, Job! Stand still, and consider the wondrous attributes of God.
15"Do you know how God establishes them, And makes the lightning of His cloud to shine?15Do you know how God ordains them, and makes his lightning to flash throughout his clouds?
16"Do you know about the layers of the thick clouds, The wonders of one perfect in knowledge,16Do you understand his wondrous work of balancing the clouds, the one whose knowledge is perfect,
17You whose garments are hot, When the land is still because of the south wind?17you whose garments are hot, even though the land is cooled by a south wind?
18"Can you, with Him, spread out the skies, Strong as a molten mirror?18Can you spread out the skies like he does; can you cast them as one might a mirror?
19"Teach us what we shall say to Him; We cannot arrange our case because of darkness.19Tell us! What are we to say to him? Can we prepare our case to face him when our faces are in darkness?
20"Shall it be told Him that I would speak? Or should a man say that he would be swallowed up?20Has it been relayed to God that I want to talk? Can a person 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.21"So then, the sun is too bright to gaze at, is it not? The sky is swept clean by the wind that blows, is it not?
22"Out of the north comes golden splendor; Around God is awesome majesty.22From the north he brings gold; around God is awesome splendor.
23"The Almighty-- we cannot find Him; He is exalted in power And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.23We cannot find the Almighty— he is majestic in power and justice, and overflowing with righteousness; he never oppresses.
24"Therefore men fear Him; He does not regard any who are wise of heart."24Therefore humanity fears him, which none of the wise can quite comprehend."
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Job 36
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