Then the LORD answered4 Job out of the whirlwind, and said,4
Who [is] this that darkeneth56 counsel by words without knowledge?
Gird up3 now thy loins like a man; for I will demand4 of thee, and answer54 thou me.
Where wast thou when I laid the foundations2 of the earth? declare,54 if thou hast1 understanding.
Who hath laid1 the measures thereof, if thou knowest?4 or who hath stretched1 the line upon it?
Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened?90 or who laid1 the corner stone thereof;
When the morning stars sang2 together, and all the sons of God shouted55 for joy?
Or [who] shut up55 the sea with doors, when it brake forth,2 [as if] it had issued out4 of the womb?
When I made2 the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
And brake up4 for it my decreed [place], and set4 bars and doors,
And said,4 Hitherto 6311 shalt thou come,4 but no further:55 and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?4
Hast thou commanded14 the morning since thy days; [and] caused the dayspring to know14 his place;
That it might take hold2 of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken11 out of it?
It is turned101 as clay [to] the seal; and they stand101 as a garment.
And from the wicked their light is withholden,11 and the high6 arm shall be broken.11
Hast thou entered1 into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked98 in the search of the depth?
Have the gates of death been opened8 unto thee? or hast thou seen4 the doors of the shadow of death?
Hast thou perceived110 the breadth of the earth? declare54 if thou knowest1 it all.
Where [is] the way [where] light dwelleth?4 and [as for] darkness, where [is] the place thereof,
That thou shouldest take4 it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know4 the paths [to] the house thereof?
Knowest1 thou [it], because thou wast then born?11 or [because] the number of thy days [is] great?
Hast thou entered1 into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen4 the treasures of the hail,
Which I have reserved1 against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
By what way is the light parted,11 [which] scattereth55 the east wind upon the earth?
Who hath divided14 a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
To cause it to rain53 on the earth, [where] no man [is; on] the wilderness, wherein [there is] no man;
To satisfy53 the desolate and waste [ground]; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?53
Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten52 the drops of dew?
Out of whose womb came1 the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered1 it?
The waters are hid101 as [with] a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.101
Canst thou bind17 the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose17 the bands of Orion?
Canst thou bring forth55 Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide55 Arcturus with his sons?
Knowest1 thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set4 the dominion thereof in the earth?
Canst thou lift up55 thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover17 thee?
Canst thou send17 lightnings, that they may go,4 and say4 unto thee, Here we [are]?
Who hath put1 wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given1 understanding to the heart?
Who can number17 the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay55 the bottles of heaven,
When the dust groweth2 into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?29
Wilt thou hunt4 the prey for the lion? or fill17 the appetite of the young lions,
When they couch4 in [their] dens, [and] abide4 in the covert to lie in wait?
Who provideth55 for the raven his food? when his young ones cry17 unto God, they wander4 for lack of meat.