4 “Where ewere you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the 2line upon it?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
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;
And thick darkness its swaddling band;
10 When hI fixed My limit for it,
And set bars and doors;
‘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,
And kthe wicked be shaken out of it?
And stands out like a garment.
15 From the wicked their llight is withheld,
16 “Have you nentered the springs of the sea?
Or have you walked in search of the depths?
Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Tell Me, if you know all this.
And darkness, where is its place,
That you may know the paths to its home?
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,
A wilderness in which there is no man;
27 sTo satisfy the desolate waste,
And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass?
28 tHas the rain a father?
Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
And the ufrost of heaven, who gives it birth?
Or loose the belt of Orion?
32 Can you bring out 8Mazzaroth in its season?
Or can you guide 9the Great Bear with its cubs?
33 Do you know xthe ordinances of the heavens?
Can you set their dominion over the earth?
That an abundance of water may cover you?
And say to you, ‘Here we are!’?
Or who has given understanding to the heart?
Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven,
And the clods cling together?
39 “Can zyou hunt the prey for the lion,
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
Or lurk in their lairs to lie in wait?
41 aWho provides food for the raven,
When its young ones cry to God,
And wander about for lack of food?
Or the Seven Stars
Lit. the inward parts