37 “At ·the sound of his thunder [L this], my heart ·pounds [trembles] as if it will ·jump [leap; or drop] out of ·my chest [L its place]. 2 Listen! Listen to the ·thunder [L shaking] of God’s voice and to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. 3 He turns his lightning loose under the whole ·sky [heavens] and sends it to the farthest parts of the earth. 4 After that you can hear the roar when he thunders with a ·great sound [exalted voice]. He does not hold back the flashing when his voice is heard. 5 God’s voice thunders in wonderful ways; he does great things we cannot understand. 6 He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’ and to the shower, ‘Be a heavy rain.’ 7 With it, he ·stops everyone from working [L puts a seal on the hand of all people] so everyone knows it is ·the work of God [L his work]. 8 The animals ·take cover from the rain [L enter their hiding place/lair] and stay in their dens. 9 The storm comes from ·where it was stored [L its chamber]; the cold comes with the ·strong winds [or north wind]. 10 The breath of God makes ice, and the wide waters become frozen. 11 He ·fills [loads] the clouds with ·water [moisture] and scatters his lightning through them. 12 At his ·command [L guidance] they swirl around over the ·whole [L inhabited] earth, doing whatever he commands. 13 ·He uses the clouds to punish people [L Whether for correction/the rod] or ·to water his [L for the] earth and ·show his love [or loyalty].
14 “Job, ·listen [give ear] to this: Stop and notice God’s ·miracles [wonders]. 15 Do you know how God ·controls the clouds [appoints their tasks] and makes his lightning ·flash [L shine in the clouds]? 16 Do you know how the clouds ·hang [or spread] in the sky? Do you know the ·miracles [wonders] of God, ·who knows everything [L the one perfect in knowledge]? 17 You ·suffer [L swelter] in your clothes when the land is silenced by the hot, south wind. 18 You cannot stretch out the sky ·like God [L with him] and make it look as hard as ·polished bronze [L a cast mirror]. 19 ·Tell [L Teach] us what we should say to him; we cannot get our arguments ·ready [L in order] because ·we do not have enough understanding [L of the darkness]. 20 Should God be told ·that I want to [or when I] speak? Would a person ask to be swallowed up? 21 No one can look at the ·sun [L light] when it is bright in the sky after the wind ·has blown all the clouds away [L passes by and clears it]. 22 ·God comes out of the north in golden light [L Gold comes from the north], ·in overwhelming greatness [L an awesome splendor is all around God]. 23 ·The Almighty [L Shaddai] ·is too high for us to reach [L —we cannot find him]. He ·has great [is exalted in] strength; he ·is always right and never punishes unfairly [L will not violate justice and abundant righteousness]. 24 That is why people ·honor [fear] him; ·he does not respect those who say they are wise [or all the wise of heart fear him].”
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