1 At this also my heartAt the marvelling of the thunder and lightnings: by which he declares that the faithful are lively touched with the majesty of God, when they behold his works.trembleth, and is moved out of his place.
2 Hear attentively theThat is the thunder, by which he speaks to men to waken their dullness, and to bring them to the consideration of his works.noise of his voice, and the sound [that] goeth out of his mouth.
3 He directeth it vnder the whole heauen, and his light vnto the endes of the world.
4 After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stayMeaning, the rains and thunders.them when his voice is heard.
5 God thundereth marueilously with his voyce: he worketh great things, which we know not.
6 For he saith to the snow, Be thou [on] the earth;So that neither small rain nor great, snow nor anything else comes without God's appointment.likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
7 HeBy rains and thunders God causes men to keep themselves within their houses.sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
8 Then the beastes go into the denne, and remaine in their places.
9 Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of theIn Hebrew it is called the scattering wind, because it drives away the clouds and purges the air.north.
10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the watersThat is, frozen up and dried.is straitened.
11 Also by watering heGather the vapours and move to and fro to water the earth.wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth hisThat is, the cloud that has lightning in it.bright cloud:
12 And it is turned about by his gouernment, that they may doe whatsoeuer he commandeth them vpon the whole worlde:
13 He causeth it to come, whether forRain, cold, heat, tempests and such like are sent from God, either to punish man, or to profit the earth, or to declare his favour toward man, as in (Job_36:31).correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
14 Hearken vnto this, O Iob: stand and consider the wonderous workes of God.
15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused theThat is, the lightning to break forth in the clouds?light of his cloud to shine?
16 Dost thou know theWhich is sometimes changed into rain, or snow, hail or such like.balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
17 How thy garments [are]Why your clothes should keep you warm when the south wind blows rather than when any other wind blows?warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south [wind]?
18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, [which is] strong, [and] as a molten lookingFor the clearness.glass?
19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; [for] we cannot order [our speech] by reason ofThat is, our ignorance: signifying that Job was so presumptuous, that he would control the works of God.darkness.
20 Shall it beHas God need that any should tell him when man murmurs against him?told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.
21 And now [men] see not the bright lightThe cloud stops the shining of the sun, that man cannot see it till the wind has chased away the cloud: and if man is not able to attain to the knowledge of these things, how much less God's judgments?which [is] in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
22 In Hebrew, gold, meaning fair weather and clear as gold.Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God [is] terrible majesty.
23 [Touching] the Almighty, we cannot find him out: [he is] excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will notMeaning, without cause.afflict.
24 Let men therefore feare him: for he will not regarde any that are wise in their owne conceit.