Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 37

1 "At this also my heart trembles,
And leaps from its place.
2 Hear attentively the thunder of His voice,
And the rumbling that comes from His mouth.
3 He sends it forth under the whole heaven,
His 1 lightning to the ends of the earth.
4 After it a a voice roars;
He thunders with His majestic voice,
And He does not restrain them when His voice is heard.
5 God thunders marvelously with His voice;
b He does great things which we cannot comprehend.
6 For c He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth';
Likewise to the 2 gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.
7 He seals the hand of every man,
d That e all men may know His work.
8 The beasts f go into dens,
And remain in their lairs.
9 From the chamber of the south comes the whirlwind,
And cold from the scattering winds of the north.
10 g By the breath of God ice is given,
And the broad waters are frozen.
11 Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds;
He scatters His 3 bright clouds.
12 And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance,
That they may h do whatever He commands them
On the face of 4 the whole earth.
13 i He causes it to come,
Whether for 5 correction,
Or j for His land,
Or k for mercy.

14 "Listen to this, O Job;
Stand still and l consider the wondrous works of God.
15 Do you know when God 6 dispatches them,
And causes the light of His cloud to shine?
16 m Do you know how the clouds are balanced,
Those wondrous works of n Him who is perfect in knowledge?
17 Why are your garments hot,
When He quiets the earth by the south wind?
18 With Him, have you o spread out the p skies,
Strong as a cast metal mirror?
19 "Teach us what we should say to Him,
For we can prepare nothing because of the darkness.
20 Should He be told that I wish to speak?
If a man were to speak, surely he would be swallowed up.

21 Even now men cannot look at the light when it is bright in the skies,
When the wind has passed and cleared them.
22 He comes from the north as golden splendor;
With God is awesome majesty.
23 As for the Almighty, q we cannot find Him;
r He is excellent in power,
In judgment and abundant justice;
He does not oppress.
24 Therefore men s fear Him;
He shows no partiality to any who are t wise of heart."

  1. Cross References
    Psalms 29:3
    The voice of the LORD is over the waters; The God of glory thunders; The LORD is over many waters.
  2. Cross References
    Job 5:9
    Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number.
    Job 9:10
    He does great things past finding out, Yes, wonders without number.
    Job 36:26
    Behold, God is great, and we do not know Him; Nor can the number of His years be discovered.
    Revelation 15:3
    They sing the song of Moses, the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying: "Great and marvelous are Your works, Lord God Almighty! Just and true are Your ways, O King of the saints!
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 147:16
    He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.
    Psalms 147:17
    He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold?
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 109:27
    That they may know that this is Your hand - That You, LORD, have done it!
  5. Cross References
    Psalms 19:3
    There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard.
    Psalms 19:4
    Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world. In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun.
  6. Cross References
    Job 38:40
    When they crouch in their dens, Or lurk in their lairs to lie in wait?
    Psalms 104:21
    The young lions roar after their prey, And seek their food from God.
    Psalms 104:22
    When the sun rises, they gather together And lie down in their dens.
  7. Cross References
    Job 38:29
    From whose womb comes the ice? And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth?
    Job 38:30
    The waters harden like stone, And the surface of the deep is frozen.
    Psalms 147:17
    He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold?
    Psalms 147:18
    He sends out His word and melts them; He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow.
  8. Cross References
    Job 36:32
    He covers His hands with lightning, And commands it to strike.
    Psalms 148:8
    Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word.
  9. Cross References
    Exodus 9:18
    Behold, tomorrow about this time I will cause very heavy hail to rain down, such as has not been in Egypt since its founding until now.
    Exodus 9:23
    And Moses stretched out his rod toward heaven; and the LORD sent thunder and hail, and fire darted to the ground. And the LORD rained hail on the land of Egypt.
    1 Samuel 12:18
    So Samuel called to the LORD, and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day; and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel.
    1 Samuel 12:19
    And all the people said to Samuel, "Pray for your servants to the LORD your God, that we may not die; for we have added to all our sins the evil of asking a king for ourselves.
  10. Cross References
    Job 38:26
    To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one, A wilderness in which there is no man.
    Job 38:27
    To satisfy the desolate waste, And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass?
  11. Cross References
    1 Kings 18:41 - 46
    Then Elijah said to Ahab, "Go up, eat and drink; for there is the sound of abundance of rain.
  12. Cross References
    Psalms 111:2
    The works of the LORD are great, Studied by all who have pleasure in them.
  13. Cross References
    Job 36:29
    Indeed, can anyone understand the spreading of clouds, The thunder from His canopy?
  14. Cross References
    Job 36:4
    For truly my words are not false; One who is perfect in knowledge is with you.
  15. Cross References
    Genesis 1:6
    Then God said, "Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.
    Isaiah 44:24
    Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: "I am the LORD, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself.
  16. Cross References
    Job 9:8
    He alone spreads out the heavens, And treads on the waves of the sea.
    Psalms 104:2
    Who cover Yourself with light as with a garment, Who stretch out the heavens like a curtain.
    Isaiah 45:12
    I have made the earth, And created man on it. I - My hands - stretched out the heavens, And all their host I have commanded.
    Jeremiah 10:12
    He has made the earth by His power, He has established the world by His wisdom, And has stretched out the heavens at His discretion.
    Zechariah 12:1
    The burden of the word of the LORD against Israel. Thus says the LORD, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him:
  17. Cross References
    Job 11:7
    Can you search out the deep things of God? Can you find out the limits of the Almighty?
    Job 11:8
    They are higher than heaven - what can you do? Deeper than Sheol - what can you know?
    Romans 11:33
    Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and His ways past finding out!
    Romans 11:34
    "For who has known the mind of the LORD? Or who has become His counselor?"
    1 Timothy 6:16
    Who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.
  18. Cross References
    Job 9:4
    God is wise in heart and mighty in strength. Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered?
    Job 36:5
    Behold, God is mighty, but despises no one; He is mighty in strength of understanding.
  19. Cross References
    Matthew 10:28
    And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
  20. Cross References
    Job 5:13
    He catches the wise in their own craftiness, And the counsel of the cunning comes quickly upon them.
    Matthew 11:25
    At that time Jesus answered and said, "I thank You, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that You have hidden these things from the wise and prudent and have revealed them to babes.
    1 Corinthians 1:26
    For you see your calling, brethren, that not many wise according to the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called.
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