37 “Indeed at this my heart begins to tremble,+
And it leaps up from its place.
2 Listen attentively, YOU men, to the rumbling of his voice,+
And the growling that goes forth from his mouth.
3 Under the whole heavens he lets it loose,
And his lightning+ is to the extremities* of the earth.
4 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.+
5 God* thunders with his voice+ in a wonderful way,
Doing great things that we cannot know.+
6 For to the snow he says, ‘Fall earthward,’+
And [to] the downpour of rain, even [to] the downpour of his strong rains.+
7 On the hand of every earthling man he puts a seal
For every mortal man to know his work.
8 And the wild beast comes into the ambush,
And in its hiding places it dwells.+
9 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.”+