|"At this also my heart trembles, |
and leaps out of its place.
|Hearken to the thunder of his voice |
and the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
|Under the whole heaven he lets it go, |
and his lightning to the corners of the earth.
|After it his voice roars; |
he thunders with his majestic voice
and he does not restrain the lightnings when his voice is heard.
|God thunders wondrously with his voice; |
he does great things which we cannot comprehend.
|For to the snow he says, 'Fall on the earth'; |
and to the shower and the rain, 'Be strong.'
|He seals up the hand of every man, |
that all men may know his work.
|Then the beasts go into their lairs,|
and remain in their dens.
|From its chamber comes the whirlwind, |
and cold from the scattering winds.
|By the breath of God ice is given, |
and the broad waters are frozen fast.
|He loads the thick cloud with moisture; |
the clouds scatter his lightning.
|They turn round and round by his guidance, |
to accomplish all that he commands them on the face of the habitable world.
|Whether for correction, or for his land, |
or for love, he causes it to happen.
|"Hear this, O Job; |
stop and consider the wondrous works of God.
|Do you know how God lays his command upon them, |
and causes the lightning of his cloud to shine?
|Do you know the balancings of the clouds, |
the wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge,
|you whose garments are hot |
when the earth is still because of the south wind?
|Can you, like him, spread out the skies, |
hard as a molten mirror?
|Teach us what we shall say to him; |
we cannot draw up our case because of darkness.
|Shall it be told him that I would speak? |
Did a man ever wish that he would be swallowed up?
|"And now men cannot look on the light |
when it is bright in the skies,
when the wind has passed and cleared them.
|Out of the north comes golden splendor; |
God is clothed with terrible majesty.
|The Almighty - we cannot find him; |
he is great in power and justice,
and abundant righteousness he will not violate.
|Therefore men fear him; |
he does not regard any who are wise in their own conceit."
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