5 God's voice thunders in marvelous ways; he does great things beyond our understanding.

Other Translations of Job 37:5

King James Version

5 God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.

English Standard Version

5 God thunders wondrously with his voice; he does great things that we cannot comprehend.

The Message

5 His word thundering so wondrously, his mighty acts staggering our understanding.

New King James Version

5 God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend.

New Living Translation

5 God's voice is glorious in the thunder. We can't even imagine the greatness of his power.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Job 37:5

Commentary on Job 37:1-13

(Read Job 37:1-13)

The changes of the weather are the subject of a great deal of our thoughts and common talk; but how seldom do we think and speak of these things, as Elihu, with a regard to God, the director of them! We must notice the glory of God, not only in the thunder and lightning, but in the more common and less awful changes of the weather; as the snow and rain. Nature directs all creatures to shelter themselves from a storm; and shall man only be unprovided with a refuge? Oh that men would listen to the voice of God, who in many ways warns them to flee from the wrath to come; and invites them to accept his salvation, and to be happy. The ill opinion which men entertain of the Divine direction, peculiarly appears in their murmurs about the weather, though the whole result of the year proves the folly of their complaints. Believers should avoid this; no days are bad as God makes them, though we make many bad by our sins.