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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Job 37:1-24

37  “Indeed at this my heart begins to tremble,+ And it leaps up from its place.   Listen attentively, YOU men, to the rumbling of his voice,+ And the growling that goes forth from his mouth.   Under the whole heavens he lets it loose, And his lightning+ is to the extremities* of the earth.   After it a sound roars; He thunders+ with the sound of his superiority,+ And he does not hold them back when his voice is heard.+   God* thunders with his voice+ in a wonderful way, Doing great things that we cannot know.+   For to the snow he says, ‘Fall earthward,’+ And [to] the downpour of rain, even [to] the downpour of his strong rains.+   On the hand of every earthling man he puts a seal For every mortal man to know his work.   And the wild beast comes into the ambush, And in its hiding places it dwells.+   Out of the interior room+ comes the storm wind And out of the north winds the cold.+ 10  By the breath of God* the ice is given+ And the breadth of waters is under constraint.*+ 11  Yes, with moisture he burdens the cloud, His light+ scatters the cloud mass, 12  And it is being turned round about by his steering [them] for their performance Wherever he commands+ them upon the face of the productive land* of the earth. 13  Whether for a rod*+ or for his land+ Or for loving-kindness,*+ he makes it produce effects. 14  Do give ear to this, O Job; Stand still and show yourself attentive to the wonderful works of God.+ 15  Do you know when God* laid an appointment upon them,+ And when he caused the light of his cloud to beam? 16  Do you know about the poisings of the cloud,+ The wonderful works of the One perfect in knowledge?+ 17  How your garments are hot When the earth shows quietness* from the south?+ 18  With him can you beat out the skies+ Hard like a molten mirror? 19  Let us know what we should say to him; We cannot produce [words] because of darkness. 20  Should it be related to him that I would speak? Or has any man said that it will be communicated?+ 21  And now they do not really see the light; It is brilliant in the skies, When a wind* itself has passed by and proceeded to cleanse them. 22  Out of the north golden splendor* comes. Upon God* dignity+ is fear-inspiring. 23  As for the Almighty, we have not found him out;+ He is exalted in power,+ And justice+ and abundance of righteousness+ he will not belittle.+ 24  Therefore let men* fear him.+ He does not regard any who are wise in [their own] heart.”+

Footnotes

Lit., “wings.”
“God.” Heb., ʼEl.
“God.” Heb., ʼEl.
Or, “is frozen.”
“Productive land of,” M(Heb., the·vel′)T; Lat., or′bis, “circle,” that is, of the earth.
Symbolizing correction or chastisement.
Or, “loyal love.”
“God.” Heb., ʼEloh′ah.
Or, “when there is a quieting of the earth.”
“When a wind.” Heb., weru′ach. See Ge 1:2 ftn, “Force.”
Lit., “gold.” Heb., za·hav′.
“God.” Heb., ʼEloh′ah.
“Men.” Heb., ʼana·shim′, pl. of ʼish.