37 Yea at this my heart quaketh, And starteth up out of its place.
2 Hear! oh hear! the raging of his voice, A growling sound also out of his mouth goeth forth;
3 Under the whole heavens he letteth it loose, His lightning also unto the wings of the earth;
4 After it roareth a voice, He thundereth with his voice of majesty, Nor will he hold them back when his voice is heard.
5 God thundereth with his voice wonderfully, Doing great things which we cannot know;
6 For to the snow he saith, Fall earthwards,—Also to the downpour of rain, yea the downpour of his mighty rains.
7 On the hand of every man he setteth a seal, That all men may take note of his doing.
8 So then the wild-beast hath gone into covert, And in its lairs doth it remain.
9 Out of a chamber cometh a storm-wind, And out of the north cold.
10 By the breath of God is given—frost, And the breadth of waters is congealed;
11 Also with moisture burdeneth he the thick cloud, He disperseth his lightning-cloud;
12 Yea the same in circles turneth itself to and fro by his steering them to their work, Whithersoever he commandeth them over the face of the world towards the earth.
13 Whether as a rod or for his earth, Or in lovingkindness he causeth it to come.
14 Give thou ear unto this, O Job, Stay and consider well the wonders of God:—
15 Canst thou get to know of God’s giving charge over them, Or of the causing of the lightning of his cloud to shine forth?
16 Canst thou get to know concerning the poisings of the thick cloud, The wonders of one who is perfect in knowledge?
17 That thy garments should be hot when he quieteth the earth from the south?
18 Didst thou spread out with him the skies, Strong as a molten mirror?
19 Let us know what we shall say to him, We cannot set in order by reason of darkness.
20 Shall it be declared to him—that I would speak? Were any man to say aught he might be destroyed?
21 Yet now men see not the light, Bright though it is in the skies, When a wind hath passed over and cleansed them.
22 Out of the north a golden light cometh, Upon God is fearful splendour:
23 The Almighty whom we have not fully found out is great in vigour,—Neither justice nor abounding righteousness will he weaken.
24 Therefore do men revere him, He will not regard any who are wise in heart.