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Job 37

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God is to be feared because of his great works.

37:1 “Yes, at this my heart trembles,
and is moved out of its place.

37:2 Hear, oh, hear the noise of his voice,
the sound that goes out of his mouth.

37:3 He sends it forth under the whole sky,
and his lightning to the ends of the earth.

37:4 After it a voice roars.
He thunders with the voice of his majesty.
He doesn’t hold back anything when his voice is heard.

37:5 God thunders marvelously with his voice.
He does great things, which we can’t comprehend.

37:6 For he says to the snow,

‘Fall on the earth;’
likewise to the shower of rain,
and to the showers of his mighty rain.

37:7 He seals up the hand of every man,
that all men whom he has made may know it.

37:8 Then the animals take cover,
and remain in their dens.

37:9 Out of its chamber comes the storm,
and cold out of the north.

37:10 By the breath of God, ice is given,
and the breadth of the waters is frozen.

37:11 Yes, he loads the thick cloud with moisture.
He spreads abroad the cloud of his lightning.

37:12 It is turned around by his guidance,
that they may do whatever he commands them
on the surface of the habitable world,

37:13 Whether it is for correction, or for his land,
or for loving kindness, that he causes it to come.

37:14 “Listen to this, Job.
Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

His wisdom is unsearchable in them.

37:15 Do you know how God controls them,
and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?

37:16 Do you know the workings of the clouds,
the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge?

37:17 You whose clothing is warm,
when the earth is still by reason of the south wind?

37:18 Can you, with him, spread out the sky,
which is strong as a cast metal mirror?

37:19 Teach us what we shall tell him,
for we can’t make our case by reason of darkness.

37:20 Shall it be told him that I would speak?
Or should a man wish that he were swallowed up?

37:21 Now men don’t see the light which is bright in the skies,
but the wind passes, and clears them.

37:22 Out of the north comes golden splendor.
With God is awesome majesty.

37:23 We can’t reach the Almighty.
He is exalted in power.
In justice and great righteousness, he will not oppress.

37:24 Therefore men revere him.
He doesn’t regard any who are wise of heart.”

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