Job 37 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 37


Job 37:1

Yea, at this my heart trembleth, And is moved out of its place.

Job 37:2

Hear, oh, hear the noise of his voice, And the sound that goeth out of his mouth.

Job 37:3

He sendeth it forth under the whole heaven, And his lightening unto the ends of the earth.

Job 37:4

After it a voice roareth; He thundereth with the voice of his majesty; And he restraineth not [the lightnings] when his voice is heard.

Job 37:5

God thundereth marvellously with his voice; Great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

Job 37:6

For he saith to the snow, Fall thou on the earth; Likewise to the shower of rain, And to the showers of his mighty rain.

Job 37:7

He sealeth up the hand of every man, That all men whom he hath made may know [it].

Job 37:8

Then the beasts go into coverts, And remain in their dens.

Job 37:9

Out of the chamber [of the south] cometh the storm, And cold out of the north.

Job 37:10

By the breath of God ice is given; And the breadth of the waters is straitened.

Job 37:11

Yea, he ladeth the thick cloud with moisture; He spreadeth abroad the cloud of his lightning:

Job 37:12

And it is turned round about by his guidance, That they may do whatsoever he commandeth them Upon the face of the habitable world,

Job 37:13

Whether it be for correction, or for his land, Or for lovingkindness, that he cause it to come.

Job 37:14

Hearken unto this, O Job: Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

Job 37:15

Dost thou know how God layeth [his charge] upon them, And causeth the lightning of his cloud to shine?

Job 37:16

Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, The wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge?

Job 37:17

How thy garments are warm, When the earth is still by reason of the south [wind]?

Job 37:18

Canst thou with him spread out the sky, Which is strong as a molten mirror?

Job 37:19

Teach us what we shall say unto him; [For] we cannot set [our speech] in order by reason of darkness.

Job 37:20

Shall it be told him that I would speak? Or should a man wish that he were swallowed up?

Job 37:21

And now men see not the light which is bright in the skies; But the wind passeth, and cleareth them.

Job 37:22

Out of the north cometh golden splendor: God hath upon him terrible majesty.

Job 37:23

[Touching] the Almighty, we cannot find him out: He is excellent in power; And in justice and plenteous righteousness he will not afflict.

Job 37:24

Men do therefore fear him: He regardeth not any that are wise of heart.

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