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Job 37

Guds uendelige storhed

1Det får mit hjerte til at banke voldsomt,
    det hopper næsten helt op i halsen.
Hør efter, når Gud taler fra stormvejret,
    når hans tordenrøst ruller hen over os.
Lynene glimter hen over himlen
    og rækker helt til jordens ende.
Derefter kommer tordenskraldet,
    hans majestætiske, tordnende røst.
Han sparer ikke på lynene,
    når han lader sin røst høre.
Guds storslåede stemme høres i bulderet,
    han gør store og ufattelige ting.
Han befaler sneen at falde på jorden
    og sender regnskyl i tykke tove.
Folk må standse op midt i deres arbejde
    og anerkende Guds vældige magt.
Dyrene søger i skjul,
    de bliver i deres huler.
Den bidende blæst lukkes ud fra sit hus
    og kommer med kulde fra nord.
10 Gud ånder på vandet,
    så overfladen fryser til is.
11 Han fylder skyerne med vand,
    og fra dem udspringer hans lyn.
12 Skyerne farer frem og tilbage,
    de bevæger sig efter hans vilje.
De udfører hans befalinger
    ud over den vide jord,
13 hvad enten lynet kommer for at straffe,
    eller regnen kommer for at velsigne.
14 Tænk dig om et øjeblik, Job,
    læg mærke til Guds forunderlige gerninger.
15 Ved du, hvordan han styrer naturens kræfter,
    hvordan han får lynene til at glimte fra skyerne?
16 Forstår du, hvordan skyerne kan svæve i luften?
    Det er den Almægtiges underværker.
17 Du, som lider under den brændende sol,
    når søndenvinden bringer en hedebølge,
18 var det dig, der hjalp ham udspænde himlens bue,
    så den skinner som et spejl af blankt metal?
19 Job, hvad med at dele noget af din visdom med Gud,
    for vi andre ved jo ingenting!
20 Tør du sige til Gud, at du vil fortælle ham noget?
    Risikerer du ikke at dø ved at træde frem for ham?
21 Når vinden har blæst skyerne væk,
    og solen kommer frem i al sin skarphed,
        kan intet menneske holde ud at se på dens strålende lys.
22 Mod nord kan man se et gyldent skær,
    men Guds herlighed er langt mere strålende.
23 Vi kan ikke mødes på lige fod med den almægtige Gud,
    for hans magt er uendelig.
Hans godhed er uden grænser,
    og han kan umuligt være uretfærdig.
24 Derfor har mennesker ærefrygt for ham,
    men de selvretfærdige kan Gud ikke hjælpe.”

King James Version

Job 37

1At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.

Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.

He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.

After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.

God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.

He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.

Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.

Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.

10 By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.

11 Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:

12 And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.

13 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

17 How thy garments are 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 looking glass?

19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.

20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.

21 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.

22 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 not afflict.

24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.