38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

38:2 Who {is} this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
38:2 Who {is} this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.

38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.

38:5 Who hath laid the measures of it, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
38:5 Who hath laid the measures of it, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?

38:6 Upon what are the foundations of it fastened? or who laid its corner stone;
38:6 Upon what are the foundations of it fastened? or who laid its corner stone;

38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

38:8 Or {who} shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, {as if} it had issued out of the womb?
38:8 Or {who} shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, {as if} it had issued out of the womb?

38:9 When I made a cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it,
38:9 When I made a cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

38:10 And broke up for it my decreed {place}, and set bars and doors,
38:10 And broke up for it my decreed {place}, and set bars and doors,

38:11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
38:11 And said, Thus far shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

38:12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; {and} caused the day-spring to know its place;
38:12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; {and} caused the dayspring to know its place;

38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?

38:14 It is turned as clay {to} the seal; and they stand as a garment.
38:14 It is turned as clay {to} the seal; and they stand as a garment.

38:15 And from the wicked their light is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.
38:15 And from the wicked their light is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken.

38:16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
38:16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

38:17 Have the gates of death been opened to thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shades of death?
38:17 Have the gates of death been revealed to thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?

38:18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.
38:18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

38:19 Where {is} the way {where} light dwelleth? and {as for} darkness, where {is} its place,
38:19 Where {is} the way {where} light dwelleth? and {as for} darkness, where {is} its place,

38:20 That thou shouldest take it to its bound, and that thou shouldest know the paths {to} its house?
38:20 That thou shouldest take it to its bound, and that thou shouldest know the paths {to} its house?

38:21 Knowest thou {it}, because thou wast then born? or {because} the number of thy days {is} great?
38:21 Knowest thou {it}, because thou wast then born? or {because} the number of thy days {is} great?

38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasuries of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasuries of the hail,

38:23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
38:23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

38:24 By what way is the light parted, {which} scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
38:24 By what way is the light parted, {which} scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

38:25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
38:25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;

38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, {where} no man {is}; {on} the wilderness in which {there is} no man;
38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, {where} no man {is; on} the wilderness, in which {there is} no man;

38:27 To satisfy the desolate and waste {ground}; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
38:27 To satisfy the desolate and waste {ground}; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?

38:28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of the dew?
38:28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of the dew?

38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?

38:30 The waters are hid as {with} a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
38:30 The waters are hid as {with} a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

38:31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
38:31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?

38:32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in its season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with its sons?
38:32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in its season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with its sons?

38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set its dominion on the earth?
38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set its dominion on the earth?

38:34 Canst thou lift thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
38:34 Canst thou lift thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?

38:35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say to thee, Here we {are}?
38:35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say to thee, Here we {are}?

38:36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
38:36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?

38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can pour out the {water} bottles of heaven,

38:38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
38:38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?

38:39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
38:39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,

38:40 When they couch in {their} dens, {and} abide in the covert to lie in wait?
38:40 When they crouch in {their} dens, {and} abide in the covert to lie in wait?

38:41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to God, they wander for want of food.
38:41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to God, they wander for want of food.