The Word: Job 36:24-37:13


Mountains and amazing sky near Taos, New Mexico. Photo is my own.

Remember to extol his work, of which men have sung.

All mankind has looked on it; man beholds it from afar.

Behold, God is great, and we know him not; the number of his years is unsearchable.

For he draws up the drops of water; they distill his mist in rain, which the skies pour down and drop on mankind abundantly.

Can anyone understand the spreading of the clouds, the thunderings of his pavilion?

Behold, he scatters his lightning about him and covers the roots of the sea.

For by these he judges peoples; he gives food in abundance.

He covers his hands with the lightning and commands it to strike the mark.

Its crashing declares his presence; the cattle also declare that he rises.

At this also my heart trembles and leaps out of its place.

Keep listening 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 that we cannot comprehend.

For to the snow he says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.

He seals up the hand of every man, that all men whom he made may know it.

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 this cloud with moisture; the clouds scatter his lightning.

They turn around and around 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.

Job 36:24-37:13 ESV

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