Job 38

1And after Elihu had ceased from speaking, the Lord spoke to Job through the whirlwind and clouds, saying, 2Who is this that hides counsel from Me, and confines words in his heart, and thinks to conceal them from Me? 3Gird your loins like a man, and I will ask you, and you shall answer Me! 4Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me now, if you have knowledge. 5Who set the measures of it, if you know? Or who stretched a line upon it? 6On what are its rings fastened? And who is He that laid the cornerstone upon it? 7When the stars were made, all My angels praised Me with a loud voice. 8And I shut up the sea with gates, when it rushed out, coming forth out its mother's womb. 9And I made a cloud its clothing, and swathed it in mist. 10And I set bounds to it, surrounding it with bars and gates. 11And I said to it, To this point you shall come, but you shall not go beyond, but your waves shall be confined within you. 12Or did I order the morning light in your time; and did the morning star then first see his appointed place; 13to lay hold of the extremities of the earth, to cast out the ungodly out of it? 14Or did you take the clay of the ground, and form a living creature with it, and set it with the power of speech upon the earth? 15Have you removed light from the ungodly, and crushed the arm of the proud? 16Or have you gone to the source of the sea, and walked in the tracks of the deep? 17And do the gates of death open to you out of fear; and did the porters of hell quake when they saw you? 18And have you been instructed in the breadth of the whole earth under heaven? Tell me now, what is the extent of it? 19And in what land does the light dwell? And where is the place of darkness? 20If you could bring Me to their uttermost boundaries, and if also you know their paths; 21I know then that you were born at that time, and the number of your years is great. 22But have you gone to the treasures of snow? And have you seen the treasures of hail? 23And is there a store of them, for you against the time of your enemies, for the day of wars and battle? 24And from where proceeds the frost? Or where is the south wind dispersed over the whole world under heaven? 25And who prepared a course for the violent rain, and a way for the thunders; 26to rain upon the land where there is no man, the wilderness, where there is not a man in it; so as to feed the untrodden and uninhabited land, 27and cause it to send forth a crop of green herbs? 28Who is the rain's father? And who has generated the drops of dew? 29And out of whose womb comes the ice? And who has produced the frost in the sky, 30which descends like flowing water? Who has terrified the face of the ungodly? 31And do you understand the band of Pleiades, and have you opened the barrier of Orion? 32Or will you reveal Mazuroth in his season, and the evening star with his rays? Will you guide them? 33Do you know the changes of heaven, or the events which take place together under heaven? 34And will you call a cloud by your voice, and will it obey you with a violent shower of much rain? 35And will you send lightnings, and they shall go? And shall they say to you, What is your pleasure? 36And who has given to women skill in weaving, or knowledge of embroidery? 37And who is he that numbers the clouds in wisdom, and has bowed the heaven down to the earth? 38For it is spread out as dusty earth, and I have cemented it as one hewn stone to another. 39And will you hunt a prey for the lions? And satisfy the desires of the serpents? 40For they fear in their lairs, crouching, and lying in wait in the woods. 41And who has prepared food for the raven? For its young ones wander and cry to the Lord, in search of food.
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