Job 38:4–27

4 “Where ewere you when I laid the foundations of the earth?

Tell Me, if you have understanding.

5 Who determined its measurements?

Surely you know!

Or who stretched the 2line upon it?

6 To what were its foundations fastened?

Or who laid its cornerstone,

7 When the morning stars sang together,

And all fthe sons of God shouted for joy?

8 “Or gwho shut in the sea with doors,

When it burst forth and issued from the womb;

9 When I made the clouds its garment,

And thick darkness its swaddling band;

10 When hI fixed My limit for it,

And set bars and doors;

11 When I said,

‘This far you may come, but no farther,

And here your proud waves imust stop!’

12 “Have you jcommanded the morning since your days began,

And caused the dawn to know its place,

13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,

And kthe wicked be shaken out of it?

14 It takes on form like clay under a seal,

And stands out like a garment.

15 From the wicked their llight is withheld,

And mthe 3upraised arm is broken.

16 “Have you nentered the springs of the sea?

Or have you walked in search of the depths?

17 Have othe gates of death been 4revealed to you?

Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?

18 Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth?

Tell Me, if you know all this.

19 “Where is the way to the dwelling of light?

And darkness, where is its place,

20 That you may take it to its territory,

That you may know the paths to its home?

21 Do you know it, because you were born then,

Or because the number of your days is great?

22 “Have you entered pthe treasury of snow,

Or have you seen the treasury of hail,

23 qWhich I have reserved for the time of trouble,

For the day of battle and war?

24 By what way is light 5diffused,

Or the east wind scattered over the earth?

25 “Who rhas divided a channel for the overflowing water,

Or a path for the thunderbolt,

26 To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one,

A wilderness in which there is no man;

27 sTo satisfy the desolate waste,

And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass?

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