Parallel
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1“At this too my heart trembles, and leaps from its place.
2Listen, listen to the trembling of His voice, and the sound that comes from His mouth.
3He lets it loose under all the heavens, and His lightning to the ends of the earth.
4After it a voice roars. He thunders with the voice of His excellency, and He does not hold them back when His voice is heard.
5Ěl thunders wondrously with His voice; doing great deeds, which we do not understand.
6For He says to the snow, ‘Be on the earth,’ also to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength.
7He seals up the hand of every man, for all men to know His work.
8Then the beast goes into its lair, and they stay in their dens.
9From the room of the south comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds of the north.
10By the breath of Ěl ice is given, and the expanse of water becomes solid.
11He also loads the thick clouds with moisture; He scatters His bright clouds.
12And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance, to do whatever He commands them on the face of the earthly world.
13He causes it to come, whether as a rod, or for His land, or for loving-commitment.
14Listen to this, O Iyoḇ, stand still and consider the wonders of Ěl.
15Do you know when Eloah placed them, and caused the lightning of His cloud to shine?
16Do you know the balancing of the clouds, the wonders of the One perfect in knowledge?
17Why are your garments hot, when the earth is stilled from the south?
18Did you, with Him, spread out the clouds, strong as a hard mirror?
19Teach us what we should say to Him; we do not set in order because of darkness.
20Should He be told that I would speak? Would any man ask to be swallowed up?
21And now, they shall not look on the light that is bright behind the clouds, when the wind has passed and cleared them.
22From the golden north it comes – with Eloah is awesome excellency.
23The Almighty, we have not found Him out, He is exalted in power and right-ruling and great in righteousness – He does not oppress.
24Therefore men fear Him. He does not regard any who are wise of heart.”