Job 37:1-24

37  My heart is alarmed too at thisand jumps out of its place. 2 * Hear, hear the commotions of his voiceand what comes as a mutter from his mouth! 3 * He sends it abroad under all the skyand his light over the edges of the earth. 4 * Behind it a voice roars;he thunders with his sublime voiceand does not hold them back when his voice is heard; 5 ** Deity thunders with his voice wondrously.He does things great beyond our knowledge, 6 * For he says to the snow ‘Fall to earth’and showers down his mighty rains. 7 * He seals up every human being’s handsthat all men may know his work; 8  And beasts go into covertsand lodge in their dens. 9  Out of the Chamber comes a galeand out of Mezarim cold weather. 10  By Deity’s breath ice is put inand the breadth of water is in curbs. 11 * Also he loads a cloud with refreshment,cloudy sky scatters his fall rain, 12 * And it goes circling about by his guidancethat they may do all that he orders them toover the world on the ground, 13 * If for a cudgel, if for his earth,if for kindness he sends it to its goal. 14  Give ear to this, Job;stand still and realize Deity’s wonders. 15 * Do you know how God lays their charge on themand the light of his clouds beams out? 16 * Do you know about the hovering of clouds,the wonders of him who is faultless in skill? 17  Will you whose clothes grow hotwhen earth has quietness from the south 18  Be with him to consolidate heavensstrong as a metal mirror? 19  Let us know what to say to him;we cannot get it in order for darkness. 20 * Is he to be told the story of my speaking?or does any man think of being swept away? 21  And now they do not see light,it is a bright spot in the heavens;but a wind goes over and clears them. 22 ** From the north comes resplendence;over God there is a refulgence that is terrible. 23 * Shaddai—our minds do not reach to him,ample in strength and justiceand great in right-dealing; he will not victimize. 24 ** So men fear him;he does not take notice of any wise-headed men.”


37:2 Lit. and a mutter that comes
37:3 Or the light of it
37:4 (hold them back) Susp.
37:5 (first half) Susp.
37:5 Lit. great things and we do not know
37:6 Codd. and showers of rain, showers of his mighty rain (lit. the rains of his might)
37:7 (last half) Susp.
37:11 Codd. cloudy sky scatters his light or his light scatters cloudy sky (var.* he scatters the clouds of his light)
37:12 Or over the (conj.* his) terrestrial world
37:13 Susp.
37:15 Conj. how he sets his tent on them
37:16 Lit. the balancings of
37:20 Lit. being swallowed up
37:22 Codd. comes gold
37:22 Lit. a majesty that is terrible
37:23 Lit. we have not found him
37:24 Var.* are to fear
37:24 Lit. see any wisehearted