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Job 38:1 ←
Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Job 38:2 ←
Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Job 38:3 ←
Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Job 38:4 ←
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Job 38:5 ←
Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Job 38:6 ←
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
Job 38:7 ←
When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job 38:8 ←
Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
Job 38:9 ←
When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
Job 38:10 ←
And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
Job 38:11 ←
And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?
Job 38:12 ←
Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
Job 38:13 ←
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
Job 38:14 ←
It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
Job 38:15 ←
And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
Job 38:16 ←
Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
Job 38:17 ←
Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Job 38:18 ←
Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.
Job 38:19 ←
Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
Job 38:20 ←
That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
Job 38:21 ←
Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?
Job 38:22 ←
Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
Job 38:23 ←
Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
Job 38:24 ←
By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
Job 38:25 ←
Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
Job 38:26 ←
To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
Job 38:27 ←
To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
Job 38:28 ←
Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
Job 38:29 ←
Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
Job 38:30 ←
The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Job 38:31 ←
Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Job 38:32 ←
Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Job 38:33 ←
Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
Job 38:34 ←
Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
Job 38:35 ←
Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
Job 38:36 ←
Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
Job 38:37 ←
Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
Job 38:38 ←
When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
Job 38:39 ←
Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
Job 38:40 ←
When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
Job 38:41 ←
Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.