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Job Chapter 38 (Index)

001  Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

002  Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

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

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

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

006  Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

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

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

009  When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

010  And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

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

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

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

014  It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

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

016  Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

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

018  Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

019  Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

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

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

022  Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

023  Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

024  By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

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

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

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

028  Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

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

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

031  Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

032  Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?

033  Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

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

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

036  Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

037  Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,

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

039  Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

040  When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?

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