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Job 38 (WEBP)

[1] Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind,
[2] “Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge?
[3] Brace yourself like a man, for I will question you, then you answer me!
[4] “Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.
[5] Who determined its measures, if you know? Or who stretched the line on it?
[6] What were its foundations fastened on? Or who laid its cornerstone,
[7] when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
[8] “Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it broke out of the womb,
[9] when I made clouds its garment, and wrapped it in thick darkness,
[10] marked out for it my bound, set bars and doors,
[11] and said, ‘You may come here, but no further. Your proud waves shall be stopped here’?
[12] “Have you commanded the morning in your days, and caused the dawn to know its place,
[13] that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and shake the wicked out of it?
[14] It is changed as clay under the seal, and presented as a garment.
[15] From the wicked, their light is withheld. The high arm is broken.
[16] “Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep?
[17] Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?
[18] Have you comprehended the earth in its width? Declare, if you know it all.
[19] “What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is its place,
[20] that you should take it to its bound, that you should discern the paths to its house?
[21] Surely you know, for you were born then, and the number of your days is great!
[22] Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,
[23] which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
[24] By what way is the lightning distributed, or the east wind scattered on the earth?
[25] Who has cut a channel for the flood water, or the path for the thunderstorm,
[26] to cause it to rain on a land where there is no man, on the wilderness, in which there is no man,
[27] to satisfy the waste and desolate ground, to cause the tender grass to grow?
[28] Does the rain have a father? Or who fathers the drops of dew?
[29] Whose womb did the ice come out of? Who has given birth to the gray frost of the sky?
[30] The waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen.
[31] “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion?
[32] Can you lead the constellations out in their season? Or can you guide the Bear with her cubs?
[33] Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you establish its dominion over the earth?
[34] “Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you?
[35] Can you send out lightnings, that they may go? Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?
[36] Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the mind?
[37] Who can count the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the containers of the sky,
[38] when the dust runs into a mass, and the clods of earth stick together?
[39] “Can you hunt the prey for the lioness, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
[40] when they crouch in their dens, and lie in wait in the thicket?
[41] Who provides for the raven his prey, when his young ones cry to God, and wander for lack of food?

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

King James w/Strong’s #s

Job 38 (KJVS)

[1] Then the LORD answered () Job out of the whirlwind , and said (),
[2] Who [is] this that darkeneth () counsel by words without knowledge ?
[3] Gird up () now thy loins like a man ; for I will demand () of thee, and answer () thou me.
[4] Where wast thou when I laid the foundations () of the earth ? declare (), if thou hast () understanding .
[5] Who hath laid () the measures thereof, if thou knowest ()? or who hath stretched () the line upon it?
[6] Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened ()? or who laid () the corner stone thereof;
[7] When the morning stars sang () together , and all the sons of God shouted () for joy?
[8] Or [who] shut up () the sea with doors , when it brake forth (), [as if] it had issued out () of the womb ?
[9] When I made () the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
[10] And brake up () for it my decreed [place], and set () bars and doors ,
[11] And said (), Hitherto shalt thou come (), but no further (): and here shall thy proud waves be stayed ()?
[12] Hast thou commanded () the morning since thy days ; [and] caused the dayspring to know () his place ;
[13] That it might take hold () of the ends of the earth , that the wicked might be shaken out () of it?
[14] It is turned () as clay [to] the seal ; and they stand () as a garment .
[15] And from the wicked their light is withholden (), and the high () arm shall be broken ().
[16] Hast thou entered () into the springs of the sea ? or hast thou walked () in the search of the depth ?
[17] Have the gates of death been opened () unto thee? or hast thou seen () the doors of the shadow of death ?
[18] Hast thou perceived () the breadth of the earth ? declare () if thou knowest () it all.
[19] Where [is] the way [where] light dwelleth ()? and [as for] darkness , where [is] the place thereof,
[20] That thou shouldest take () it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know () the paths [to] the house thereof?
[21] Knowest () thou [it], because thou wast then born ()? or [because] the number of thy days [is] great ?
[22] Hast thou entered () into the treasures of the snow ? or hast thou seen () the treasures of the hail ,
[23] Which I have reserved () against the time of trouble , against the day of battle and war ?
[24] By what way is the light parted (), [which] scattereth () the east wind upon the earth ?
[25] Who hath divided () a watercourse for the overflowing of waters , or a way for the lightning of thunder ;
[26] To cause it to rain () on the earth , [where] no man [is; on] the wilderness , wherein [there is] no man ;
[27] To satisfy () the desolate and waste [ground]; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth ()?
[28] Hath the rain a father ? or who hath begotten () the drops of dew ?
[29] Out of whose womb came () the ice ? and the hoary frost of heaven , who hath gendered () it?
[30] The waters are hid () as [with] a stone , and the face of the deep is frozen ().
[31] Canst thou bind () the sweet influences of Pleiades , or loose () the bands of Orion ?
[32] Canst thou bring forth () Mazzaroth in his season ? or canst thou guide () Arcturus with his sons ?
[33] Knowest () thou the ordinances of heaven ? canst thou set () the dominion thereof in the earth ?
[34] Canst thou lift up () thy voice to the clouds , that abundance of waters may cover () thee?
[35] Canst thou send () lightnings , that they may go (), and say () unto thee, Here we [are]?
[36] Who hath put () wisdom in the inward parts ? or who hath given () understanding to the heart ?
[37] Who can number () the clouds in wisdom ? or who can stay () the bottles of heaven ,
[38] When the dust groweth () into hardness , and the clods cleave fast together ()?
[39] Wilt thou hunt () the prey for the lion ? or fill () the appetite of the young lions ,
[40] When they couch () in [their] dens , [and] abide () in the covert to lie in wait ?
[41] Who provideth () for the raven his food ? when his young ones cry () unto God , they wander () for lack of meat .

Young’s Literal Translation

Job 38 (YLT)

[1] And Jehovah answereth Job out of the whirlwind, and saith:-
[2] Who is this-darkening counsel, By words without knowledge?
[3] Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, And I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.
[4] Where wast thou when I founded earth? Declare, if thou hast known understanding.
[5] Who placed its measures-if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched out upon it a line?
[6] On what have its sockets been sunk? Or who hath cast its corner-stone?
[7] In the singing together of stars of morning, And all sons of God shout for joy,
[8] And He shutteth up with doors the sea, In its coming forth, from the womb it goeth out.
[9] In My making a cloud its clothing, And thick darkness its swaddling band,
[10] And I measure over it My statute, And place bar and doors,
[11] And say, ‘Hitherto come thou, and add not, And a command is placed On the pride of thy billows.’
[12] Hast thou commanded morning since thy days? Causest thou the dawn to know its place?
[13] To take hold on the skirts of the earth, And the wicked are shaken out of it,
[14] It turneth itself as clay of a seal And they station themselves as clothed.
[15] And withheld from the wicked is their light, And the arm lifted up is broken.
[16] Hast thou come in to springs of the sea? And in searching the deep Hast thou walked up and down?
[17] Revealed to thee were the gates of death? And the gates of death-shade dost thou see?
[18] Thou hast understanding, Even unto the broad places of earth! Declare-if thou hast known it all.
[19] Where is this-the way light dwelleth? And darkness, where is this-its place?
[20] That thou dost take it unto its boundary, And that thou dost understand The paths of its house.
[21] Thou hast known-for then thou art born And the number of thy days are many!
[22] Hast thou come in unto the treasure of snow? Yea, the treasures of hail dost thou see?
[23] That I have kept back for a time of distress, For a day of conflict and battle.
[24] Where is this, the way light is apportioned? It scattereth an east wind over the earth.
[25] Who hath divided for the flood a conduit? And a way for the lightning of the voices?
[26] To cause it to rain on a land-no man, A wilderness-no man in it.
[27] To satisfy a desolate and waste place, And to cause to shoot up The produce of the tender grass?
[28] Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
[29] From whose belly came forth the ice? And the hoar-frost of the heavens, Who hath begotten it?
[30] As a stone waters are hidden, And the face of the deep is captured.
[31] Dost thou bind sweet influences of Kimah? Or the attractions of Kesil dost thou open?
[32] Dost thou bring out Mazzaroth in its season? And Aysh for her sons dost thou comfort?
[33] Hast thou known the statutes of heaven? Or dost thou appoint Its dominion in the earth?
[34] Dost thou lift up to the cloud thy voice, And abundance of water doth cover thee?
[35] Dost thou send out lightnings, and they go And say unto thee, ‘Behold us?’
[36] Who hath put in the inward parts wisdom? Or who hath given To the covered part understanding?
[37] Who doth number the clouds by wisdom? And the bottles of the heavens, Who doth cause to lie down,
[38] In the hardening of dust into hardness, And clods cleave together?
[39] Dost thou hunt for a lion prey? And the desire of young lions fulfil?
[40] When they bow down in dens- Abide in a thicket for a covert?
[41] Who doth prepare for a raven his provision, When his young ones cry unto God? They wander without food.