Job Chapter 37
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 God is to be feared because of his great works. 15 His wisdome is vnsearchable in them.
At this also my heart trembleth, and is moued out of his place.
Heare attentiuely the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.2
Hee directeth it vnder the whole heauen, and his lightning vnto the ends of the earth.3
After it a voyce roareth: he thundreth with the voice of his excellencie, and hee will not stay them when his voice is heard.
God thundereth maruellously with his voice: great things doth hee, which we cannot comprehend.
For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth: likewise to the small raine, and to the great raine of his strength.6
He sealeth vp the hand of euery man; that all men may knowe his worke.
Then the beastes goe into dennes: and remaine in their places.
Out of the South commeth the whirlewinde: and cold out of the North.9
By the breath of God, frost is giuen: and the breadth of the waters is straitned.
Also by watring he wearieth the thicke cloud: hee scattereth his bright cloud.11
The power of God.
And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may doe whatsoeuer hee commaundeth them vpon the face of the world in the earth.
He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.13
Hearken vnto this, O Iob: stand still, and consider the wondrous workes of God.
Doest thou knowe when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
Doest thou know the ballancings of the clouds, the wondrous workes of him which is perfect in knowledge?
How thy garments are warme, when hee quieteth the earth by the South wind?
Hast thou with him spread out the skie, which is strong, and as a molten looking glasse?
Teach vs what we shall say vnto him; for we cannot order our speach by reason of darknes.
Shall it bee told him that I speake? if a man speake, surely he shalbe swallowed vp.
And nowe men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth and cleanseth them.
Faire weather commeth out of the North: with God is terrible maiestie.22
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in iudgement, and in plenty of iustice: he will not afflict.
Men doe therefore feare him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.
Job Chapter 37 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
2 Heb. heare in hearing.
3 Heb. light. , Heb. wings of the earth.
6 Psal. 147. 16. & 17. , Heb and to the shower of raine, and to the showers of raine of his strength.
9 Heb. out of the chamber. , Heb. scattering winds.
11 Heb. the of his light.
13 Heb. a rod.
22 Heb. gold
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania