Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

“Out of the north comes golden splendor;
Around God is awesome majesty.

King James Version

Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.

Holman Bible

Yet out of the north He comes, shrouded in a golden glow;
awesome majesty surrounds Him.

International Standard Version

From the north he brings gold; around God is awesome splendor.

A Conservative Version

Out of the north comes golden splendor. God has upon him awesome majesty.

American Standard Version

Out of the north cometh golden splendor: God hath upon him terrible majesty.


“Out of the north comes golden splendor [and people can hardly look on it];
Around God is awesome splendor and majesty [far too glorious for man’s eyes].

Bible in Basic English

A bright light comes out of the north; God's glory is greatly to be feared.

Darby Translation

From the north cometh gold; with +God is terrible majesty.

Julia Smith Translation

From the north, gold shall come: upon God terrible majesty.

King James 2000

Fair weather comes out of the north: with God is awesome majesty.

Lexham Expanded Bible

From [the] north comes gold-- awesome majesty [is] around God.

Modern King James verseion

Golden splendor comes out of the north; God is awesome in His majesty.

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

Gold is brought out of the North, but the praise and honour of God's fear cometh from God himself.

NET Bible

From the north he comes in golden splendor; around God is awesome majesty.

New Heart English Bible

Out of the north comes golden splendor. With God is awesome majesty.

The Emphasized Bible

Out of the north, a golden light cometh, Upon GOD, is fearful splendour:


Fair weather cometh from the north: with God is terrible majesty.

World English Bible

Out of the north comes golden splendor. With God is awesome majesty.

Youngs Literal Translation

From the golden north it cometh, Beside God is fearful honour.


Root Form
Usage: 390

אתא אתה 
Usage: 21

out of the north
צפן צפון 
Usage: 153

with God
אלהּ אלוהּ 
God, god
Usage: 57




Context Readings

Elihu Extols God's Majesty

21 “Now men do not see the light which is bright in the skies;
But the wind has passed and cleared them.
22 “Out of the north comes golden splendor;
Around God is awesome majesty.
23 “The Almighty—we cannot find Him;
He is exalted in power
And He will not do violence to justice and abundant righteousness.

Cross References

Psalm 104:1

Bless the Lord, O my soul!
O Lord my God, You are very great;
You are clothed with splendor and majesty,

1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.

Job 40:10

Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity,
And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.

Psalm 29:4

The voice of the Lord is powerful,
The voice of the Lord is majestic.

Psalm 66:5

Come and see the works of God,
Who is awesome in His deeds toward the sons of men.

Psalm 68:7-8

O God, when You went forth before Your people,
When You marched through the wilderness, Selah.

Psalm 76:12

He will cut off the spirit of princes;
He is feared by the kings of the earth.

Psalm 93:1

The Lord reigns, He is clothed with majesty;
The Lord has clothed and girded Himself with strength;
Indeed, the world is firmly established, it will not be moved.

Psalm 145:5

On the glorious splendor of Your majesty
And on Your wonderful works, I will meditate.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind brings forth rain,
And a backbiting tongue, an angry countenance.

Isaiah 2:10

Enter the rock and hide in the dust
From the terror of the Lord and from the splendor of His majesty.

Isaiah 2:19

Men will go into caves of the rocks
And into holes of the ground
Before the terror of the Lord
And the splendor of His majesty,
When He arises to make the earth tremble.

Micah 5:4

And He will arise and shepherd His flock
In the strength of the Lord,
In the majesty of the name of the Lord His God.
And they will remain,
Because at that time He will be great
To the ends of the earth.

Nahum 1:3

The Lord is slow to anger and great in power,
And the Lord will by no means leave the guilty unpunished.
In whirlwind and storm is His way,
And clouds are the dust beneath His feet.

Habakkuk 3:3-19

God comes from Teman,
And the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah.
His splendor covers the heavens,
And the earth is full of His praise.

Hebrews 1:3

And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Hebrews 12:29

for our God is a consuming fire.

Jude 1:25

to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen.

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