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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.
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