Elihu Continues: God’s Ways Are Beyond Human Understanding
“My heart pounds because of this and jumps out of its place. 2 Listen! Listen to the roar of God’s voice, to the rumbling that comes from his mouth. 3 He flashes his lightning everywhere under heaven. His light flashes to the ends of the earth. 4 It is followed by the roar of his voice. He thunders with his majestic voice. He doesn’t hold the lightning back when his thunder is heard. 5 God’s voice thunders in miraculous ways. It does great things that we cannot understand.
6 “He says to the snow, ‘Fall to the ground,’ and to the pouring rain, ‘Rain harder!’ 7 He makes it impossible to do anything[a] so that people will recognize his work. 8 Animals go into their dens and stay in their lairs. 9 A storm comes out of its chamber. It is cold because of the strong winds.[b] 10 God’s breath produces ice, and the seas freeze over. 11 Yes, he loads the thick clouds with moisture and scatters his lightning from the clouds. 12 He guides the clouds as they churn round and round over the face of the inhabited earth to do everything he orders them. 13 Whether for discipline, or for the good of his earth, or out of mercy, he makes the storm appear.
14 “Open your ears to this, Job. Stop and consider God’s miracles. 15 Do you know how God controls them and makes the lightning flash from his clouds? 16 Do you know how the clouds drift (these are the miracles of the one who knows everything), 17 you whose clothes are hot and sweaty, when the earth is calm under a south wind? 18 Can you stretch out the skies with him and make them as firm as a mirror made of metal? 19 Teach us what we should say to him. We are unable to prepare a case because of darkness. 20 Should he be told that I want to speak? Can a person speak when he is confused? 21 People can’t look at the sun when it’s bright among the clouds or after the wind has blown and cleared those clouds away. 22 A golden light comes from the north. A terrifying majesty is around God. 23 The Almighty, whom we can’t reach, is great in power and judgment, has more than enough righteousness, and does not oppress. 24 That is why people should fear him. He does not respect those who think they’re wise.”
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