38 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind. p He said:
with ignorant words? q
when I question r you, you will inform Me.
4 Where were you when I established s the earth?
Tell Me, if you have t understanding.
Who stretched a measuring line across it?
Or who laid its cornerstone
and all the sons of God u shouted for joy?
when it burst from the womb,
10 when I determined its boundaries x
and put its bars and doors in place,
your proud waves stop here”?
or assigned the dawn its place,
and shake the wicked out of it?
its hills stand out like the folds of a garment.
15 Light y is withheld from the wicked,
and the arm raised in violence is broken.
or walked in the depths of the oceans?
17 Have the gates z of death been revealed to you?
Have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Tell Me, if you know all this.
Do you know where darkness lives,
Are you familiar with the paths to its home?
21 Don’t you know? You were already born; a
you have lived so long! b
Or have you seen the storehouses of hail, c
for the day of warfare and battle? d
24 What road leads to the place where light is dispersed? e
Where is the source of the east wind that spreads across the earth?
or clears the way for lightning,
on a desert with no human life, f
and cause the grass to sprout? g
Who fathered the drops of dew? h
Who gave birth to the frost of heaven
30 when water becomes as hard as stone, i
and the surface of the watery depths is frozen? j
or loosen the belt of Orion?
32 Can you bring out the constellations k in their season
33 Do you know the laws n of heaven?
Can you impose its o authority on earth?
34 Can you command p the clouds
so that a flood of water covers you? q
35 Can you send out lightning r bolts, and they go?
Do they report to you: “Here we are”?
or gave the mind understanding?
Or who can tilt the water jars of heaven
and the clods of dirt stick together?
or satisfy the appetite of young lions u
and lie in wait within their lairs?
41 Who provides the raven’s food v
when its young cry out to God
and wander about for lack of food?
About The Holman Christian Standard Bible
The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.
Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.
Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.