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Job 38

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.


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