Job - Chapter 37

Job - Chapter 37

Elihu Speaks Further

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

2 Hear attentively the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling [that] comes from His mouth.

3 He sends it forth under the whole heaven, 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 them when His voice is heard.

5 God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend.

6 For He says to the snow, 'Fall [on] the earth'; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.

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

8 The beasts go into dens, And remain in their lairs.

9 From the chamber [of the south] comes the whirlwind, And cold from the scattering winds [of the north.]

10 By the breath of God ice is given, And the broad waters are frozen.

11 Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds; He scatters His bright clouds.

12 And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance, That they may do whatever He commands them On the face of the whole earth.

13 He causes it to come, Whether for correction, Or for His land, Or for mercy.

14 " Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God.

15 Do you know when God dispatches them, And causes the light of His cloud to shine?

16 Do you know how the clouds are balanced, Those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge?

17 Why [are] your garments hot, When He quiets the earth by the south [wind?]

18 With Him, have you spread out the skies, Strong as a cast metal mirror?

19 "Teach us what we should say to Him, [For] we can prepare nothing because of the darkness.

20 Should He be told that I [wish to] speak? If a man were to speak, surely he would be swallowed up.

21 Even now [men] cannot look at the light [when it is] bright in the skies, When the wind has passed and cleared them.

22 He comes from the north [as] golden [splendor;] With God [is] awesome majesty.

23 As [for] the Almighty, we cannot find Him; [He is] excellent in power, [In] judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress.

24 Therefore men fear Him; He shows no partiality to any [who are] wise of heart."