At this, too, my heart trembles
And leaps from its place.
Hear attentively the noise of His voice
And the sound that goes forth from His mouth.
He sends it forth under the whole heaven,
And His lightning unto the ends of the earth.
After it a voice roars;
He thunders with the voice of His majesty
And does not withhold 1the
When His voice is heard.
God thunders wondrously with His voice;
He does great things that we cannot comprehend.
For He says to the asnow
, Fall on the earth,
And to the rain shower and His mighty showers of rain.
He seals the hand of every man,
That all men may know His doing.
Then the beast enters its lair
And remains in its dens.
Out of its chamber comes the whirlwind,
And from scattering winds, cold.
From the breath of God aice
And the expanse of waters is frozen.
He also loads the thick clouds with moisture;
He scatters His lightning clouds;
And they turn about by His guidance,
That they may accomplish
All that He has commanded them
Upon the surface of the inhabited earth;
Whether for scourge or for His land
Or for lovingkindness’ sake, He causes it to happen.
Give ear to this, Job;
Stand still and consider the wondrous acts of God.
Do you know how God lays His charge upon them
And causes His lightning clouds to shine?
Do you know about the balancing of the thick clouds,
The wondrous acts of Him who is perfect in knowledge?
You whose garments heat up
When, because of the asouth
wind, the earth is still,
Can you spread out the skies with Him,
The skies which are as hard as a molten mirror?
Teach us what to say to Him;
We cannot arrange our words because of the darkness.
Should it be said to Him, I will speak?
Or should a man say that he will be swallowed up?
But now men do not look at the light,
Which is brilliant in the skies
When the wind has passed and cleared them.
Out of the north comes golden splendor;
Upon God is the awesomeness of majesty.
The Almighty — we cannot find Him out;
He is excellent in power,
And justice and the abundance of righteousness He will not damage.
Therefore men fear Him;
He does not look upon any who are wise of heart.