Job 37

1“The thunder and lightning frighten me, my heart pounds in my chest. 2Listen everyone! God’s voice sounds like thunder. Listen to the thundering sound that comes from God’s mouth. 3God sends his lightning to flash across the whole sky. It flashed all over the earth. 4Then after the lightning flashes, God’s roaring voice can be heard. God thunders with his wonderful voice! While the lightning flashes, God’s voice thunders. 5God’s thundering voice is wonderful! He does great things that we can’t understand. 6God says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth.’ And God says to the rain, 'Pour down on the earth.’ 7God does that so all of the people that God has made will know what he can do. That is his proof. 8The animals run into their dens and stay there. 9Whirlwinds come from the south. The cold winds come from the north. 10God’s breath makes ice, and freezes the oceans. 11God fills the clouds with water, and scatters those thunderclouds. 12God orders the clouds to blow all around the earth. The clouds do whatever God commands. 13God brings the clouds to bring floods to punish people or to bring water to show his love. 14“Job, stop for a minute and listen. Think about the wonderful things God does. 15Job, do you know how God controls the clouds? Do you know how God makes his lightning flash? 16Do you know how the clouds hang in the sky? Clouds are just one example of the wonderful things God made. And God knows everything about them. 17But Job, you don’t know these things. All you know is that you sweat, your clothes stick to you, and everything is still and quiet when the heat wave comes from the south. 18Job, can you help God spread out the sky, and make it shine like polished brass? 19“Job, tell us what we should say to God! We can’t think of what to say because of our ignorance. 20I wouldn’t tell God that I wanted to talk to him. That would be like asking to be destroyed. 21A person cannot look at the sun. It is very bright and shiny in the sky after the wind blows the clouds away. 22˻And God is like that too!˼ God’s golden glory shines from the Holy Mountain. There is a bright light around God. 23God All-Powerful is great! We can’t understand God! God is very powerful, but he is also good and fair to us. God doesn’t want to hurt us! 24That is why people respect God. But God doesn’t respect proud people that think they are wise.”

will be added

X\