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Job 38

38:1 And Jehovah answereth Job out of the whirlwind, and saith: -- 38:2 Who [is] this--darkening counsel, By words without knowledge 38:3 Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, And I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.  38:4 Where wast thou when I founded earth Declare, if thou hast known understanding. 38:5 Who placed its measures--if thou knowest Or who hath stretched out upon it a line 38:6 On what have its sockets been sunk Or who hath cast its corner-stone 38:7 In the singing together of stars of morning, And all sons of God shout for joy, 38:8 And He shutteth up with doors the sea, In its coming forth, from the womb it goeth out. 38:9 In My making a cloud its clothing, And thick darkness its swaddling band, 38:10 And I measure over it My statute, And place bar and doors, 38:11 And say, `Hitherto come thou, and add not, And a command is placed On the pride of thy billows.'  38:12 Hast thou commanded morning since thy days Causest thou the dawn to know its place 38:13 To take hold on the skirts of the earth, And the wicked are shaken out of it, 38:14 It turneth itself as clay of a seal And they station themselves as clothed. 38:15 And withheld from the wicked is their light, And the arm lifted up is broken. 38:16 Hast thou come in to springs of the sea And in searching the deep Hast thou walked up and down 38:17 Revealed to thee were the gates of death And the gates of death-shade dost thou see 38:18 Thou hast understanding, Even unto the broad places of earth! Declare--if thou hast known it all. 38:19 Where [is] this--the way light dwelleth And darkness, where [is] this--its place 38:20 That thou dost take it unto its boundary, And that thou dost understand The paths of its house. 38:21 Thou hast known--for then thou art born And the number of thy days [are] many! 38:22 Hast thou come in unto the treasure of snow Yea, the treasures of hail dost thou see 38:23 That I have kept back for a time of distress, For a day of conflict and battle. 38:24 Where [is] this, the way light is apportioned It scattereth an east wind over the earth.  38:25 Who hath divided for the flood a conduit And a way for the lightning of the voices 38:26 To cause [it] to rain on a land--no man, A wilderness--no man in it. 38:27 To satisfy a desolate and waste place, And to cause to shoot up The produce of the tender grass 38:28 Hath the rain a father Or who hath begotten the drops of dew 38:29 From whose belly came forth the ice And the hoar-frost of the heavens, Who hath begotten it 38:30 As a stone waters are hidden, And the face of the deep is captured. 38:31 Dost thou bind sweet influences of Kimah Or the attractions of Kesil dost thou open 38:32 Dost thou bring out Mazzaroth in its season And Aysh for her sons dost thou comfort 38:33 Hast thou known the statutes of heaven Or dost thou appoint Its dominion in the earth 38:34 Dost thou lift up to the cloud thy voice, And abundance of water doth cover thee 38:35 Dost thou send out lightnings, and they go And say unto thee, `Behold us' 38:36 Who hath put in the inward parts wisdom Or who hath given To the covered part understanding 38:37 Who doth number the clouds by wisdom And the bottles of the heavens, Who doth cause to lie down, 38:38 In the hardening of dust into hardness, And clods cleave together 38:39 Dost thou hunt for a lion prey And the desire of young lions fulfil 38:40 When they bow down in dens--Abide in a thicket for a covert 38:41 Who doth prepare for a raven his provision, When his young ones cry unto God They wander without food. 

Young's Literal Translation - Public Domain