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Job 38:1–3

The Lord Answers Job

38 Then the Lord qanswered Job out of the whirlwind and said:

“Who is this that rdarkens counsel by words swithout knowledge?

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I will question you, and you make it known to me.

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Job 38:1–3 — The New International Version (NIV)

Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:

“Who is this that obscures my plans

with words without knowledge?

Brace yourself like a man;

I will question you,

and you shall answer me.

Job 38:1–3 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Who is this that darkeneth counsel

By words without knowledge?

Gird up now thy loins like a man;

For I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

Job 38:1–3 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:

“Who is this that questions my wisdom

with such ignorant words?

Brace yourself like a man,

because I have some questions for you,

and you must answer them.

Job 38:1–3 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:

“Who is this who darkens counsel

By words without knowledge?

Now prepare yourself like a man;

I will question you, and you shall answer Me.

Job 38:1–3 — New Century Version (NCV)

Then the Lord answered Job from the storm. He said:

“Who is this that makes my purpose unclear

by saying things that are not true?

Be strong like a man!

I will ask you questions,

and you must answer me.

Job 38:1–3 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Who is this that darkeneth counsel

By words without knowledge?

Gird up now thy loins like a man;

For I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

Job 38:1–3 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Gird up now thy loins like a man; and I will demand of thee, and inform thou me.

Job 38:1–3 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Then the Lord answered Job out of the storm.

“Who is this that belittles my advice

with words that do not show any knowledge about it?

Brace yourself like a man!

I will ask you, and you will teach me.

Job 38:1–3 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind. He said:

Who is this who obscures My counsel

with ignorant words?

Get ready to answer Me like a man;

when I question you, you will inform Me.

Job 38:1–3 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind:

“Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?

Gird up your loins like a man,

I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

Job 38:1–3 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Then Yahweh answered Job from the storm, and he said,

“Who is this darkening counsel

by words without knowledge?

Prepare yourself for a difficult task like a man,

and I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

Job 38:1–3 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

The Lord spoke to Job out of a storm. He said,

“Who do you think you are to disagree with my plans?

You do not know what you are talking about.

Get ready to stand up for yourself.

I will ask you some questions.

Then I want you to answer me.

Job 38:1–3 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,

Who is this that darkens counsel

By words without knowledge?

Now gird up your loins like a man,

And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!