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Job 37 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:1 - “My heart pounds as I think of this.
It trembles within me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:2 - Listen carefully to the thunder of God’s voice
as it rolls from his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:3 - It rolls across the heavens,
and his lightning flashes in every direction.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:4 - Then comes the roaring of the thunder—
the tremendous voice of his majesty.
He does not restrain it when he speaks.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:5 - God’s voice is glorious in the thunder.
We can’t even imagine the greatness of his power.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:6 - “He directs the snow to fall on the earth
and tells the rain to pour down.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:7 - Then everyone stops working
so they can watch his power.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:8 - The wild animals take cover
and stay inside their dens.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:9 - The stormy wind comes from its chamber,
and the driving winds bring the cold.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:10 - God’s breath sends the ice,
freezing wide expanses of water.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:11 - He loads the clouds with moisture,
and they flash with his lightning.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:12 - The clouds churn about at his direction.
They do whatever he commands throughout the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:13 - He makes these things happen either to punish people
or to show his unfailing love.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:14 - “Pay attention to this, Job.
Stop and consider the wonderful miracles of God!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:15 - Do you know how God controls the storm
and causes the lightning to flash from his clouds?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:16 - Do you understand how he moves the clouds
with wonderful perfection and skill?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:17 - When you are sweltering in your clothes
and the south wind dies down and everything is still,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:18 - he makes the skies reflect the heat like a bronze mirror.
Can you do that?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:19 - “So teach the rest of us what to say to God.
We are too ignorant to make our own arguments.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:20 - Should God be notified that I want to speak?
Can people even speak when they are confused?[fn]
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:21 - We cannot look at the sun,
for it shines brightly in the sky
when the wind clears away the clouds.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:22 - So also, golden splendor comes from the mountain of God.[fn]
He is clothed in dazzling splendor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:23 - We cannot imagine the power of the Almighty;
but even though he is just and righteous,
he does not destroy us.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 37:24 - No wonder people everywhere fear him.
All who are wise show him reverence.”
NLT Footnotes
Or speak without being swallowed up?
Or from the north; or from the abode.

Holy Bible, New Living Translation copyright © 1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.

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

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