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Job 37 Expanded Bible (EXB)

37 “At ·the sound of his thunder [L this], my heart ·pounds [trembles]
    as if it will ·jump [leap; or drop] out of ·my chest [L its place].
Listen! Listen to the ·thunder [L shaking] of God’s voice
    and to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
He turns his lightning loose under the whole ·sky [heavens]
    and sends it to the farthest parts of the earth.
After that you can hear the roar
    when he thunders with a ·great sound [exalted voice].
He does not hold back the flashing
    when his voice is heard.
God’s voice thunders in wonderful ways;
    he does great things we cannot understand.
He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
    and to the shower, ‘Be a heavy rain.’
With it, he ·stops everyone from working [L puts a seal on the hand of all people]
    so everyone knows it is ·the work of God [L his work].
The animals ·take cover from the rain [L enter their hiding place/lair]
    and stay in their dens.
The storm comes from ·where it was stored [L its chamber];
    the cold comes with the ·strong winds [or north wind].
10 The breath of God makes ice,
    and the wide waters become frozen.
11 He ·fills [loads] the clouds with ·water [moisture]
    and scatters his lightning through them.
12 At his ·command [L guidance] they swirl around
    over the ·whole [L inhabited] earth,
    doing whatever he commands.
13 ·He uses the clouds to punish people [L Whether for correction/the rod]
    or ·to water his [L for the] earth and ·show his love [or loyalty].

14 “Job, ·listen [give ear] to this:
    Stop and notice God’s ·miracles [wonders].
15 Do you know how God ·controls the clouds [appoints their tasks]
    and makes his lightning ·flash [L shine in the clouds]?
16 Do you know how the clouds ·hang [or spread] in the sky?
    Do you know the ·miracles [wonders] of God, ·who knows everything [L the one perfect in knowledge]?
17 You ·suffer [L swelter] in your clothes
    when the land is silenced by the hot, south wind.
18 You cannot stretch out the sky ·like God [L with him]
    and make it look as hard as ·polished bronze [L a cast mirror].
19 ·Tell [L Teach] us what we should say to him;
    we cannot get our arguments ·ready [L in order] because ·we do not have enough understanding [L of the darkness].
20 Should God be told ·that I want to [or when I] speak?
    Would a person ask to be swallowed up?
21 No one can look at the ·sun [L light]
    when it is bright in the sky
    after the wind ·has blown all the clouds away [L passes by and clears it].
22 ·God comes out of the north in golden light [L Gold comes from the north],
    ·in overwhelming greatness [L an awesome splendor is all around God].
23 ·The Almighty [L Shaddai] ·is too high for us to reach [L —we cannot find him].
    He ·has great [is exalted in] strength;
    he ·is always right and never punishes unfairly [L will not violate justice and abundant righteousness].
24 That is why people ·honor [fear] him;
    ·he does not respect those who say they are wise [or all the wise of heart fear him].”

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