The Bible in Its Traditions

Job 36:22–33

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22  Behold, God doeth loftily in His power; who is a teacher like Him?

22  Behold, the Mighty One shall prevail by his strength: for who is powerful as he is?

22  Behold, God is exalted in his strength, and there is no one like him among the law-givers.

23  Who hath enjoined Him His way? Or who hath said: 'Thou hast wrought unrighteousness'?

23  And who is he that examines his works? or who can say, he has wrought injustice?

23  Who is able to investigate his ways? And who can say, “You have done iniquity,” to him?

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24  Remember that thou magnify His work, whereof men have sung.

24  Remember that his works are great beyond those which men have attempted.

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25  All men have looked thereon; man beholdeth it afar off.

25  Every man has seen in himself, how many mortals are wounded.

25  All men consider him; and each one ponders from a distance.

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26  Behold, God is great, beyond our knowledge; the number of His years is unsearchable.

26  Behold, the Mighty One is great, and we shall not know him: the number of his years is even infinite.

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27  For He draweth away the drops of water, which distil rain from His vapour;

27  And the drops of rain are numbered by him, and shall be poured out in rain to form a cloud.

27  For if we should number the pillars of the heaven, and bind the drops of rain by themselves, which the skies do drop in their season;

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28  Which the skies pour down and drop upon the multitudes of men.

28  The ancient heavens shall flow, and the clouds overshadow innumerable mortals: he has fixed a time to cattle, and they know the order of rest. Yet by all these things thy understanding is not astonished, neither is thy mind disturbed in thy body.

28  they flow from the clouds that are woven above everything.

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29  Yea, can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, the crashings of His pavilion?

29  And though one should understand the outspreadings of the clouds, or the measure of his tabernacle;

29  If he wills it, he extends the clouds as his tent

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30  Behold, He spreadeth His light upon it; and He covereth the depths of the sea.

30  behold he will stretch his bow against him, and he covers the bottom of the sea.

30  and shines with his light from above; likewise, he covers the oceans within his tent.

31  For by these He judgeth the peoples; He giveth food in abundance.

31  For by them he will judge the nations: he will give food to him that has strength.

31  For he judges the people by these things, and he gives food to a multitude of mortals.

32  He covereth His hands with the lightning, and giveth it a charge that it strike the mark.

32  He has hidden the light in his hands, and given charge concerning it to the interposing cloud.

32  Within his hands, he hides the light, and he commands it to come forth again.

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33  The noise thereof telleth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the storm that cometh up.

33  He announces it to his friend, for it is his possession and he is able to reach out to it.

33  He shows his possessions to his friends, and to the wicked also.