Job 37:1-24 NIV

Job 37:1-24 NIV [1] "At this my heart pounds and leaps from its place. [2] Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. [3] He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth. [4] After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders with his majestic voice. When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back. [5] God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding. [6] He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.' [7] So that everyone he has made may know his work, he stops all people from their labor. [8] The animals take cover; they remain in their dens. [9] The tempest comes out from its chamber, the cold from the driving winds. [10] The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen. [11] He loads the clouds with moisture; he scatters his lightning through them. [12] At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them. [13] He brings the clouds to punish people, or to water his earth and show his love. [14] "Listen to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders. [15] Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning flash? [16] Do you know how the clouds hang poised, those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge? [17] You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind, [18] can you join him in spreading out the skies, hard as a mirror of cast bronze? [19] "Tell us what we should say to him; we cannot draw up our case because of our darkness. [20] Should he be told that I want to speak? Would anyone ask to be swallowed up? [21] Now no one can look at the sun, bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean. [22] Out of the north he comes in golden splendor; God comes in awesome majesty. [23] The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power; in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress. [24] Therefore, people revere him, for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart?"

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