Bibelen på hverdagsdansk

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 Version

Job 37

1“At this my heart pounds
    and leaps from its place.
Listen! Listen to the roar of his voice,
    to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.
He unleashes his lightning beneath the whole heaven
    and sends it to the ends of the earth.
After that comes the sound of his roar;
    he thunders with his majestic voice.
When his voice resounds,
    he holds nothing back.
God’s voice thunders in marvelous ways;
    he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth,’
    and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.’
So that everyone he has made may know his work,
    he stops all people from their labor.[a]
The animals take cover;
    they remain in their dens.
The tempest comes out from its chamber,
    the cold from the driving winds.
10 The breath of God produces ice,
    and the broad waters become frozen.
11 He loads the clouds with moisture;
    he scatters his lightning through them.
12 At his direction they swirl around
    over the face of the whole earth
    to do whatever he commands them.
13 He brings the clouds to punish people,
    or to water his earth and show his love.

14 “Listen to this, Job;
    stop and consider God’s wonders.
15 Do you know how God controls the clouds
    and makes his lightning flash?
16 Do you know how the clouds hang poised,
    those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?
17 You who swelter in your clothes
    when the land lies hushed under the south wind,
18 can you join him in spreading out the skies,
    hard as a mirror of cast bronze?

19 “Tell us what we should say to him;
    we cannot draw up our case because of our darkness.
20 Should he be told that I want to speak?
    Would anyone ask to be swallowed up?
21 Now no one can look at the sun,
    bright as it is in the skies
    after the wind has swept them clean.
22 Out of the north he comes in golden splendor;
    God comes in awesome majesty.
23 The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power;
    in his justice and great righteousness, he does not oppress.
24 Therefore, people revere him,
    for does he not have regard for all the wise in heart?[b]

Notas al pie

  1. Job 37:7 Or work, / he fills all people with fear by his power
  2. Job 37:24 Or for he does not have regard for any who think they are wise.