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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.”

New International Reader's Version

Job 37

1“When I hear the thunder, my heart pounds.
    It beats faster inside me.
Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice!
    Listen to the thunder that comes from him!
He sends his lightning across the sky.
    It reaches from one end of the earth to the other.
Next comes the sound of his roaring thunder.
    He thunders with his majestic voice.
When his voice fills the air,
    he doesn’t hold anything back.
God’s voice thunders in wonderful ways.
    We’ll never understand the great things he does.
He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth.’
    He tells the rain, ‘Pour down your mighty waters.’
He stops everyone from working.
    He wants them to see his work.
The animals go inside.
    They remain in their dens.
The storm comes out of its storeroom in the heavens.
    The cold comes from the driving winds.
10 The breath of God produces ice.
    The shallow water freezes over.
11 He loads the clouds with moisture.
    He scatters his lightning through them.
12 He directs the clouds to circle
    above the surface of the whole earth.
    They do everything he commands them to do.
13 He tells the clouds to punish people.
    Or he brings them to water his earth and show his love.

14 “Job, listen to me.
    Stop and think about the wonderful things God does.
15 Do you know how he controls the clouds?
    Do you understand how he makes his lightning flash?
16 Do you know how the clouds stay up in the sky?
    Do you understand the wonders of the God who has perfect knowledge?
17 Even your clothes are too hot for you
    when the land lies quiet under the south wind.
18 Can you help God spread out the skies?
    They are as hard as a mirror
    that’s made out of bronze.

19 “Job, tell us what we should say to God.
    We can’t prepare our case
    because our minds are dark.
20 Should he be told that I want to speak?
    Would anyone ask to be destroyed by him?
21 No one can look at the sun.
    It’s too bright after the wind has swept the skies clean.
22 Out of the north, God comes in his shining glory.
    He comes in all his wonderful majesty.
23 We can’t reach up to the Mighty One.
    He is lifted high because of his power.
Everything he does is fair and right.
    So he doesn’t crush people.
24 That’s why they have respect for him.
    He cares about all those who are wise.”