38:1 And Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,
38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; and I will demand of thee, and inform thou me.
38:4 Where wast thou when I founded the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding.
38:5 Who set the measures thereof -- if thou knowest? or who stretched a line upon it?
38:6 Whereupon were the foundations thereof sunken? or who laid its corner-stone,
38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
38:8 And who shut up the sea with doors, when it burst forth, issuing out of the womb?
38:9 When I made the cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it;
38:10 When I cut out for it my boundary, and set bars and doors,
38:11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come and no further, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
38:12 Hast thou since thy days commanded the morning? hast thou caused the dawn to know its place,
38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and the wicked might be shaken out of it?
38:14 It is changed like the signet-clay; and [all things] stand forth as in a garment:
38:15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the uplifted arm is broken.
38:16 Hast thou entered as far as the springs of the sea? and hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep?
38:17 Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? and hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?
38:18 Hath thine understanding compassed the breadths of the earth? Declare if thou knowest it all.
38:19 Where is the way to where light dwelleth? and the darkness, where is its place,
38:20 That thou shouldest take it to its bound, and that thou shouldest know the paths to its house?
38:21 Thou knowest, for thou wast then born, and the number of thy days is great!
38:22 Hast thou entered into the storehouses of the snow, and hast thou seen the treasuries of the hail,
38:23 Which I have reserved for the time of distress, for the day of battle and war?
38:24 By what way is the light parted, [and] the east wind scattered upon the earth?
38:25 Who hath divided a channel for the rain-flood, and a way for the thunder's flash;
38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no one is; on the wilderness wherein there is not a man;
38:27 To satisfy the desolate and waste [ground], and to cause the sprout of the grass to spring forth?
38:28 Hath the rain a father? or who begetteth the drops of dew?
38:29 Out of whose womb cometh the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who bringeth it forth?
38:30 When the waters lie hidden as in stone, and the face of the deep holdeth fast together.
38:31 Canst thou fasten the bands of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?
38:32 Dost thou bring forth the constellations each in its season? or dost thou guide the Bear with her sons?
38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? dost thou determine their rule over the earth?
38:34 Dost thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that floods of waters may cover thee?
38:35 Dost thou send forth lightnings that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
38:36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the mind?
38:37 Who numbereth the clouds with wisdom? or who poureth out the bottles of the heavens,
38:38 When the dust runneth as into a molten mass, and the clods cleave fast together?
38:39 Dost thou hunt the prey for the lioness, and dost thou satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
38:40 When they crouch in [their] dens, [and] abide in the thicket to lie in wait?
38:41 Who provideth for the raven his food, when his young ones cry unto łGod, [and] they wander for lack of meat?