4 After it, He lets out a roar; He thunders in His majestic voice. No one can find a trace of it by the time His voice is heard.
a-kha-RAV yish-AG KOL yar-AYM b’-KOL g’-o-NO v’-LO y’-ak-VAYM kee yi-sha-MA ko-LO
ד אַחֲרָיו יִשְׁאַג־קוֹל יַרְעֵם בְּקוֹל גְּאוֹנוֹ וְלֹא יְעַקְּבֵם כִּי־יִשָּׁמַע קוֹלוֹ׃
37:4 After it, He lets out a roar
In this verse, the majestic voice of God roars, proclaiming His justice and goodness to all creatures. The Divine voice is often described in the Bible as a roar, frequently as an expression of His anger. In ancient Israel, lions were commonly found in the forested areas of the country. The lion is therefore often used as a metaphor in the Bible. Though the lion’s roar is frightening, it serves as a warning to its prey that the lion is present, and clever prey can escape. So too, God communicates with His children to warn them to correct their ways before it is too late.