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Job - Chapter 38


Book of Job - Chapter 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.