37 “At this my heart pounds
And leaps from its place.
2 Listen carefully to the rumbling of his voice
And the thunder that comes from his mouth.
4 After that is a roaring sound;
He thunders with a majestic voice,+
And he does not hold it back when his voice is heard.
5 God thunders with his voice+ in a wonderful way;
He does great things that are beyond our understanding.+
6 For he says to the snow, ‘Fall to the earth,’+
And to the downpour of rain, ‘Pour down mightily.’+
8 The wild animals go into their dens
And remain in their lairs.
11 Yes, he weighs down the clouds with moisture;
He scatters his lightning+ in the clouds;
12 They swirl around where he directs them;
They carry out whatever he commands+ on the surface of the inhabited earth.*
13 Whether it is for punishment*+ or for the sake of the land
Or for loyal love, he causes it to happen.+
16 Do you know how the clouds float?+
These are the wonderful works of the One perfect in knowledge.+
19 Tell us what we should say to him;
We cannot answer because we are in the dark.
20 Should he be told that I want to speak?
Or has anyone said something that should be communicated to him?+
21 They cannot even see the light,*
Though it is bright in the sky,
Until a wind passes by and clears away the clouds.
23 Understanding the Almighty is beyond our reach;+
He is great in power,+
And he never violates his justice+ and abundant righteousness.+
24 Therefore, people should fear him.+