Bible: Job 37:1-13

37:1 At this also my heart pounds

and leaps from its place.

37:2 Listen carefully 1  to the thunder of his voice,

to the rumbling 2  that proceeds from his mouth.

37:3 Under the whole heaven he lets it go,

even his lightning to the far corners 3  of the earth.

37:4 After that a voice roars;

he thunders with an exalted voice,

and he does not hold back his lightning bolts 4 

when his voice is heard.

37:5 God thunders with his voice in marvelous ways; 5 

he does great things beyond our understanding. 6 

37:6 For to the snow he says, ‘Fall 7  to earth,’

and to the torrential rains, 8 Pour down.’ 9 

37:7 He causes everyone to stop working, 10 

so that all people 11  may know 12  his work.

37:8 The wild animals go to their lairs,

and in their dens they remain.

37:9 A tempest blows out from its chamber,

icy cold from the driving winds. 13 

37:10 The breath of God produces ice,

and the breadth of the waters freeze solid.

37:11 He loads the clouds with moisture; 14 

he scatters his lightning through the clouds.

37:12 The clouds 15  go round in circles,

wheeling about according to his plans,

to carry out 16  all that he commands them

over the face of the whole inhabited world.

37:13 Whether it is for punishment 17  for his land,

or whether it is for mercy,

he causes it to find its mark. 18 

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