Parallel Verses

Jubilee 2000 Bible

Fair weather comes out of the north; with God is 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.

American Standard Version

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

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 Also, sometimes the clear light which is in the heavens is not seen, but the wind passes and cleanses them. 22 Fair weather comes out of the north; with God is terrible majesty. 23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out; he is excellent in power and in judgment, and in plenty of righteousness he will not afflict.

Cross References

Psalm 104:1

Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty,

1 Chronicles 29:11

Thine, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the honour, for all things in the heavens and in the earth are thine; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted as head above all.

Job 40:10

Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

Psalm 29:4

The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.

Psalm 66:5

Come and see the works of God; he is terrible in his doing toward the sons of men.

Psalm 68:7-8

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

Psalm 76:12

He shall cut off the spirit of princes; he is terrible to the kings of the earth.

Psalm 93:1

The LORD reigns; he has clothed himself with majesty; the LORD has clothed himself with strength; he has girded himself: he has established the world also, that it cannot be moved.

Psalm 145:5

He I will speak of the beauty of the glory of thy majesty and of thy wondrous works.

Proverbs 25:23

The north wind drives away rain, so does an angry countenance a backbiting tongue.

Isaiah 2:10

Enter into the rock, and hide thee in the dust from the terrible presence of the LORD and from the glory of his majesty.

Isaiah 2:19

And they shall go into the holes of the rocks and into the caves of the earth, because of the terrible presence of the LORD and because of the glory of his majesty when he shall arise to smite the earth.

Micah 5:4

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

Nahum 1:3

The LORD is slow to anger and great in power and will not at all treat the guilty as though they were innocent; the LORD whose way is in the whirlwind and in the storm, and the clouds are the dust of his feet.

Habakkuk 3:3-19

God shall come from Teman, and the Holy One from Mount Paran. Selah. His glory covered the heavens, and the earth was filled with his praise.

Hebrews 1:3

who being the brightness of his glory and the express image of his substance and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our 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 wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, now and in all the ages. Amen.

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