THE HOLY BIBLE Authorized King James

Job (Author Job and/or Moses)

38:1Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

38:2Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

38:3Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

38:4Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

38:5Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

38:6Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

38:7When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

38:8Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?

38:9When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

38:10And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

38:11And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

38:12Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;

38:13That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

38:14It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

38:15And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.

38:16Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

38:17Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

38:18Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

38:19Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

38:20That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?

38:21Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?

38:22Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

38:23Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

38:24By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

38:25Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

38:26To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;

38:27To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

38:28Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

38:29Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

38:30The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

38:31Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

38:32Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

38:33Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

38:34Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?

38:35Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?

38:36Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

38:37Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

38:38When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?

38:39Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

38:40When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

38:41Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

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