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what God says to the snow and rain, and why



God thunders wondrously with his voice; 
he does great things that we cannot comprehend.  
For to the snow he says, 'Fall on the earth,' 
likewise to the downpour, his mighty downpour.  
He seals up the hand of every man, 
that all men whom he made may know it.  
Then the beasts go into their lairs, 
and remain in their dens.  
From its chamber comes the whirlwind, 
and cold from the scattering winds.  
By the breath of God ice is given, 
and the broad waters are frozen fast.  
He loads the thick cloud with moisture; 
the clouds scatter his lightning.  
They turn around and around by his guidance, 
to accomplish all that he commands them 
on the face of the habitable world.  
Whether for correction or for his land or for love, 
he causes it to happen.  

(Job 37:5-13 ESV)

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