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Job 37 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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Elihu Proclaims God’s Majesty

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:1 - “At this also my heart trembles
and leaps out of its place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:2 - Keep listening to the thunder of his voice
and the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:3 - Under the whole heaven he lets it go,
and his lightning to the corners of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:4 - After it his voice roars;
he thunders with his majestic voice,
and he does not restrain the lightnings[fn] when his voice is heard.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:5 - God thunders wondrously with his voice;
he does great things that we cannot comprehend.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:6 - For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’
likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:7 - He seals up the hand of every man,
that all men whom he made may know it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:8 - Then the beasts go into their lairs,
and remain in their dens.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:9 - From its chamber comes the whirlwind,
and cold from the scattering winds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:10 - By the breath of God ice is given,
and the broad waters are frozen fast.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:11 - He loads the thick cloud with moisture;
the clouds scatter his lightning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:12 - They turn around and around by his guidance,
to accomplish all that he commands them
on the face of the habitable world.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:13 - Whether for correction or for his land
or for love, he causes it to happen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:14 - “Hear this, O Job;
stop and consider the wondrous works of God.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:15 - Do you know how God lays his command upon them
and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:16 - Do you know the balancings[fn] of the clouds,
the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:17 - you whose garments are hot
when the earth is still because of the south wind?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:18 - Can you, like him, spread out the skies,
hard as a cast metal mirror?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:19 - Teach us what we shall say to him;
we cannot draw up our case because of darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:20 - Shall it be told him that I would speak?
Did a man ever wish that he would be swallowed up?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:21 - “And now no one looks on the light
when it is bright in the skies,
when the wind has passed and cleared them.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:22 - Out of the north comes golden splendor;
God is clothed with awesome majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:23 - The Almighty—we cannot find him;
he is great in power;
justice and abundant righteousness he will not violate.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:24 - Therefore men fear him;
he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit.”[fn]
ESV Footnotes
Hebrew them
Or hoverings
Hebrew in heart

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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For more information on this translation, see the ESV Preface.

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