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1 »The storm makes my heart beat wildly.

2 »Listen! All of you listen to the voice of God, to the thunder that comes from his mouth.

3 »He sends the lightning across the sky to the ends of the earth.

4 »He thunders with the roar of his voice! It is like the majestic sound of thunder, and all the while the lightning flashes.

5 »At God's command amazing things happen, wonderful things that we cannot understand.

6 »He says to the snow: ‘Fall on the earth.’ He says to the rain: ‘Be strong.’

7 »He seals the hand of every man and all men may know His work.

8 »Then the beast goes into its lair. It remains in its den.

9 »Out of the south come the storm, and out of the north the cold.

10 »Ice is made from the breath of God. It freezes the expanse of the waters.

11 »He loads the thick cloud with moisture and disperses with lighting.

12 »They swirl about on the face of the inhabited earth. They do whatever God commands.

13 »He causes it to happen for correction, for his land and for his loving kindness.

14 « Listen to this, O Job, Stand and consider the wonders of God.

15 »Do you know how God establishes them? Do you know how he makes the lightning?

16 »Do you know about the layers of thick clouds, the wonders of one perfect in knowledge?

17 »You whose garments are hot, when the land is still because of the south wind?

18 »Have you, like him, spread out the skies, strong as a cast metal mirror?

19 »Teach us what we should say to him! We can arrange nothing because of darkness.

20 »Shall it be told him that I would speak? Or should a man say that he would be swallowed up?

21 »Now men do not see the light that is bright in the skies when the wind passed and cleared them.

22 »Golden splendors come out of the north around God’s awesome majesty.

23 »We cannot find the Almighty. He is exalted in power but will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.

24 »Therefore men respect him! He shows no partiality to the wise at heart.«