THE BOOK OF
Job 37 ©
Elihu still speak of other works of God, as of the thunder, lightning, snow, rain, wind, frost, clouds, v. 1, etc. By these and other things he exhorts Job to revere the high and dreadful majesty of God, and to confess and acknowledge the ignorance, weakness and vanity of man, 14.
AT 1this also my heart trembleth, and is 2moved out of his place.
3Hear attentively thea noise of 4his voice, and the 5sound 6that goeth out of his mouth.
7He directeth 8it under the whole heaven, and 9his lightning unto the 10ends of the earth.
11After it 12a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay 13them when his voice is heard.
God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he,b which we cannot comprehend.
Forc he 14saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to 15the small rain, and to 16the great rain of his strength.
17He 18sealeth up the hand 19of every man; that all men 20may know his work.
21Then the beasts go into 22dens, 23and remain in their places.
Out of the 24south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of 25the north.
Byd26the breath of God frost is given: and the 27breadth of the waters is straitened.
Also 28by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth 29his bright cloud:
And 30it is turned 31round about by his 32counsels: that 33they may do whatsoever he 34commandeth them 35upon the face of the world in the earth.
He 36causeth 37it to come, whether fore38correction, or for 39his land, or for 40mercy.
Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
Dost thou know when God 41disposed 42them, and caused the 43light of his cloud to shine?
Dost thou know the 44balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works 45of him which is perfect in knowledge?
46How thy garments are warm, when 47he 48quieteth the earth 49by the south wind?
Hastf thou 50with him spread out the sky, which is 51strong, and 52as a molten looking glass?g
Teach us what we shall say unto 53him; for we cannot 54order our speech by reason of 55darkness.
Shall it be told 56him that I 57speak? 58if a man 59speak, surely he shall be 60swallowed up.
And now men see not the bright 61light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and 62cleanseth them.
63Fair weather 64cometh out of the 65north: with God is 66terrible majesty.
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellenth in power, 67and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
Men do therefore fear him: 68he respecteth not any that are 69wise of heart.