Parallel Verses

American Standard Version

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

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.


Golden brightness and splendor come out of the north; [if men can scarcely look upon it, how much less upon the] terrible splendor and majesty God has upon Himself!

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.

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Fair weather comes out of the north; 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 And now men see not the light which is bright in the skies; But the wind passeth, and cleareth them. 22 Out of the north cometh golden splendor: God hath upon him terrible majesty. 23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out He is excellent in power; And in justice and plenteous righteousness he will not afflict.

Cross References

Psalm 104:1

Bless Jehovah, O my soul. O Jehovah my God, thou art very great; Thou art clothed with honor and majesty:

1 Chronicles 29:11

Thine, O Jehovah, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is thine ; thine is the kingdom, O Jehovah, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Job 40:10

Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity; And array thyself with honor and majesty.

Psalm 29:4

The voice of Jehovah is powerful; The voice of Jehovah is full of majesty.

Psalm 66:5

Come, and see the works of God; He is terrible in his doing toward the children of men.

Psalm 68:7-8

O God, when thou wentest forth before thy people, When thou didst march through the wilderness; Selah

Psalm 76:12

He will cut off the spirit of princes: He is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 93:1

Jehovah reigneth; he is clothed with majesty; Jehovah is clothed with strength; he hath girded himself therewith: The world also is established, that it cannot be moved.

Psalm 145:5

Of the glorious majesty of thine honor, And of thy wondrous works, will I meditate.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind bringeth forth rain: So doth a backbiting tongue an angry countenance.

Isaiah 2:10

Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust, from before the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of his majesty.

Isaiah 2:19

And men shall go into the caves of the rocks, and into the holes of the earth, from before the terror of Jehovah, and from the glory of his majesty, when he ariseth to shake mightily the earth.

Micah 5:4

And he shall stand, and shall feed his flock in the strength of Jehovah, in the majesty of the name of Jehovah his God: and they shall abide; for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.

Nahum 1:3

Jehovah is slow to anger, and great in power, and will by no means clear the guilty : Jehovah hath his way in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Habakkuk 3:3-19

God came from Teman, And the Holy One from mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, And the earth was full of his praise.

Hebrews 1:3

who being the effulgence of his glory, and the very image of his substance, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had made purification of sins, sat down on 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 Saviour, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and power, before all time, and now, and for evermore. Amen.

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