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Passage Lookup: Job 37-38

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Job 37:1
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"At this my heart pounds(a) and leaps from its place.
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Job 37:2
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Listen!(b) Listen to the roar of his voice,(c) to the rumbling that comes from his mouth.(d)
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Job 37:3
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He unleashes his lightning(e) beneath the whole heaven and sends it to the ends of the earth.(f)
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Job 37:4
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After that comes the sound of his roar; he thunders(g) with his majestic voice.(h) When his voice resounds, he holds nothing back.
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Job 37:5
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God's voice thunders(i) in marvelous ways;(j) he does great things beyond our understanding.(k)
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Job 37:6
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He says to the snow,(l) ‘Fall on the earth,' and to the rain shower, ‘Be a mighty downpour.'(m)
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Job 37:7
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So that everyone he has made may know his work,(n) he stops all people from their labor.[a](o)
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Job 37:8
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The animals take cover;(p) they remain in their dens.(q)
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Job 37:9
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The tempest comes out from its chamber,(r) the cold from the driving winds.(s)
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Job 37:10
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The breath of God produces ice, and the broad waters become frozen.(t)
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Job 37:11
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He loads the clouds with moisture;(u) he scatters his lightning(v) through them.(w)
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Job 37:12
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At his direction they swirl around over the face of the whole earth to do whatever he commands them.(x)
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Job 37:13
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He brings the clouds to punish people,(y) or to water his earth and show his love.(z)
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Job 37:14
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"Listen(aa) to this, Job; stop and consider God's wonders.(ab)
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Job 37:15
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Do you know how God controls the clouds and makes his lightning(ac) flash?(ad)
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Job 37:16
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Do you know how the clouds hang poised,(ae) those wonders of him who has perfect knowledge?(af)
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Job 37:17
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You who swelter in your clothes when the land lies hushed under the south wind,(ag)
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Job 37:18
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can you join him in spreading out the skies,(ah) hard as a mirror of cast bronze?(ai)
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Job 37:19
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"Tell us what we should say to him;(aj) we cannot draw up our case(ak) because of our darkness.(al)
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Job 37:20
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Should he be told that I want to speak? Would anyone ask to be swallowed up?
Job 37:21
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Now no one can look at the sun,(am) bright as it is in the skies after the wind has swept them clean.
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Job 37:22
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Out of the north he comes in golden splendor;(an) God comes in awesome majesty.(ao)
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Job 37:23
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The Almighty is beyond our reach and exalted in power;(ap) in his justice(aq) and great righteousness, he does not oppress.(ar)
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Job 37:24
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Therefore, people revere him,(as) for does he not have regard for all the wise(at) in heart?[b]"
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Job 38:1
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Then the Lord spoke to Job(a) out of the storm.(b) He said:
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Job 38:2
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"Who is this that obscures my plans(c) with words without knowledge?(d)
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Job 38:3
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Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.(e)
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Job 38:4
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"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation?(f) Tell me, if you understand.(g)
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Job 38:5
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Who marked off its dimensions?(h) Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line(i) across it?
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Job 38:6
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On what were its footings set,(j) or who laid its cornerstone(k)
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Job 38:7
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while the morning stars(l) sang together(m) and all the angels[a](n) shouted for joy?(o)
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Job 38:8
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"Who shut up the sea behind doors(p) when it burst forth from the womb,(q)
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Job 38:9
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when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,(r)
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Job 38:10
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when I fixed limits for it(s) and set its doors and bars in place,(t)
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Job 38:11
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when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther;(u) here is where your proud waves halt'?(v)
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Job 38:12
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"Have you ever given orders to the morning,(w) or shown the dawn its place,(x)
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Job 38:13
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that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked(y) out of it?(z)
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Job 38:14
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The earth takes shape like clay under a seal;(aa) its features stand out like those of a garment.
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Job 38:15
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The wicked are denied their light,(ab) and their upraised arm is broken.(ac)
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Job 38:16
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"Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?(ad)
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Job 38:17
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Have the gates of death(ae) been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the deepest darkness?(af)
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Job 38:18
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Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?(ag) Tell me, if you know all this.(ah)
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Job 38:19
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"What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?(ai)
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Job 38:20
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Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths(aj) to their dwellings?
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Job 38:21
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Surely you know, for you were already born!(ak) You have lived so many years!
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Job 38:22
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"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow(al) or seen the storehouses(am) of the hail,(an)
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Job 38:23
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which I reserve for times of trouble,(ao) for days of war and battle?(ap)
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Job 38:24
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What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed,(aq) or the place where the east winds(ar) are scattered over the earth?(as)
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Job 38:25
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Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,(at)
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Job 38:26
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to water(au) a land where no one lives, an uninhabited desert,(av)
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Job 38:27
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to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?(aw)
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Job 38:28
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Does the rain have a father?(ax) Who fathers the drops of dew?
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Job 38:29
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From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens(ay)
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Job 38:30
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when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?(az)
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Job 38:31
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"Can you bind the chains[b] of the Pleiades? Can you loosen Orion's belt?(ba)
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Job 38:32
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Can you bring forth the constellations(bb) in their seasons[c] or lead out the Bear[d] with its cubs?(bc)
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Job 38:33
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Do you know the laws(bd) of the heavens?(be) Can you set up God's[e] dominion over the earth?
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Job 38:34
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"Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water?(bf)
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Job 38:35
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Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?(bg) Do they report to you, ‘Here we are'?
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Job 38:36
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Who gives the ibis wisdom[f](bh) or gives the rooster understanding?[g](bi)
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Job 38:37
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Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars(bj) of the heavens(bk)
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Job 38:38
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when the dust becomes hard(bl) and the clods of earth stick together?(bm)
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Job 38:39
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"Do you hunt the prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions(bn)
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Job 38:40
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when they crouch in their dens(bo) or lie in wait in a thicket?(bp)
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Job 38:41
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Who provides food(bq) for the raven(br) when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?(bs)
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