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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 H3068 answered H6030 (8799) Job H347 out of the whirlwind H5591, and said H559 (8799),
[2] Who [is] this that darkeneth H2821 (8688) counsel H6098 by words H4405 without knowledge H1847?
[3] Gird up H247 (8798) now thy loins H2504 like a man H1397; for I will demand H7592 (8799) of thee, and answer H3045 (8685) thou me.
[4] Where H375 wast thou when I laid the foundations H3245 (8800) of the earth H776? declare H5046 (8685), if thou hast H3045 (8804) understanding H998.
[5] Who hath laid H7760 (8804) the measures H4461 thereof, if thou knowest H3045 (8799)? or who hath stretched H5186 (8804) the line H6957 upon it?
[6] Whereupon are the foundations H134 thereof fastened H2883 (8717)? or who laid H3384 (8804) the corner H6438 stone H68 thereof;
[7] When the morning H1242 stars H3556 sang H7442 (8800) together H3162, and all the sons H1121 of God H430 shouted H7321 (8686) for joy?
[8] Or [who] shut up H5526 (8686) the sea H3220 with doors H1817, when it brake forth H1518 (8800), [as if] it had issued out H3318 (8799) of the womb H7358?
[9] When I made H7760 (8800) the cloud H6051 the garment H3830 thereof, and thick darkness H6205 a swaddlingband H2854 for it,
[10] And brake up H7665 (8799) for it my decreed H2706 [place], and set H7760 (8799) bars H1280 and doors H1817,
[11] And said H559 (8799), Hitherto H5704 H6311 shalt thou come H935 (8799), but no further H3254 (8686): and here shall thy proud H1347 waves H1530 be stayed H7896 (8799)?
[12] Hast thou commanded H6680 (8765) the morning H1242 since thy days H3117; [and] caused the dayspring H7837 to know H3045 (8765) his place H4725;
[13] That it might take hold H270 (8800) of the ends H3671 of the earth H776, that the wicked H7563 might be shaken out H5287 (8735) of it?
[14] It is turned H2015 (8691) as clay H2563 [to] the seal H2368; and they stand H3320 (8691) as a garment H3830.
[15] And from the wicked H7563 their light H216 is withholden H4513 (8735), and the high H7311 (8802) arm H2220 shall be broken H7665 (8735).
[16] Hast thou entered H935 (8804) into the springs H5033 of the sea H3220? or hast thou walked H1980 (8694) in the search H2714 of the depth H8415?
[17] Have the gates H8179 of death H4194 been opened H1540 (8738) unto thee? or hast thou seen H7200 (8799) the doors H8179 of the shadow of death H6757?
[18] Hast thou perceived H995 (8712) the breadth H7338 of the earth H776? declare H5046 (8685) if thou knowest H3045 (8804) it all.
[19] Where [is] the way H1870 [where] light H216 dwelleth H7931 (8799)? and [as for] darkness H2822, where [is] the place H4725 thereof,
[20] That thou shouldest take H3947 (8799) it to the bound H1366 thereof, and that thou shouldest know H995 (8799) the paths H5410 [to] the house H1004 thereof?
[21] Knowest H3045 (8804) thou [it], because thou wast then born H3205 (8735)? or [because] the number H4557 of thy days H3117 [is] great H7227?
[22] Hast thou entered H935 (8804) into the treasures H214 of the snow H7950? or hast thou seen H7200 (8799) the treasures H214 of the hail H1259,
[23] Which I have reserved H2820 (8804) against the time H6256 of trouble H6862, against the day H3117 of battle H7128 and war H4421?
[24] By what H335 way H1870 is the light H216 parted H2505 (8735), [which] scattereth H6327 (8686) the east wind H6921 upon the earth H776?
[25] Who hath divided H6385 (8765) a watercourse H8585 for the overflowing of waters H7858, or a way H1870 for the lightning H2385 of thunder H6963;
[26] To cause it to rain H4305 (8687) on the earth H776, [where] no man H376 [is; on] the wilderness H4057, wherein [there is] no man H120;
[27] To satisfy H7646 (8687) the desolate H7722 and waste H4875 [ground]; and to cause the bud H4161 of the tender herb H1877 to spring forth H6779 (8687)?
[28] Hath H3426 the rain H4306 a father H1? or who hath begotten H3205 (8689) the drops H96 of dew H2919?
[29] Out of whose womb H990 came H3318 (8804) the ice H7140? and the hoary frost H3713 of heaven H8064, who hath gendered H3205 (8804) it?
[30] The waters H4325 are hid H2244 (8691) as [with] a stone H68, and the face H6440 of the deep H8415 is frozen H3920 (8691).
[31] Canst thou bind H7194 (8762) the sweet influences H4575 of Pleiades H3598, or loose H6605 (8762) the bands H4189 of Orion H3685?
[32] Canst thou bring forth H3318 (8686) Mazzaroth H4216 in his season H6256? or canst thou guide H5148 (8686) Arcturus H5906 with his sons H1121?
[33] Knowest H3045 (8804) thou the ordinances H2708 of heaven H8064? canst thou set H7760 (8799) the dominion H4896 thereof in the earth H776?
[34] Canst thou lift up H7311 (8686) thy voice H6963 to the clouds H5645, that abundance H8229 of waters H4325 may cover H3680 (8762) thee?
[35] Canst thou send H7971 (8762) lightnings H1300, that they may go H3212 (8799), and say H559 (8799) unto thee, Here we [are]?
[36] Who hath put H7896 (8804) wisdom H2451 in the inward parts H2910? or who hath given H5414 (8804) understanding H998 to the heart H7907?
[37] Who can number H5608 (8762) the clouds H7834 in wisdom H2451? or who can stay H7901 (8686) the bottles H5035 of heaven H8064,
[38] When the dust H6083 groweth H3332 (8800) into hardness H4165, and the clods H7263 cleave fast together H1692 (8792)?
[39] Wilt thou hunt H6679 (8799) the prey H2964 for the lion H3833? or fill H4390 (8762) the appetite H2416 of the young lions H3715,
[40] When they couch H7817 (8799) in [their] dens H4585, [and] abide H3427 (8799) in the covert H5521 to H3926 lie in wait H695?
[41] Who provideth H3559 (8686) for the raven H6158 his food H6718? when his young ones H3206 cry H7768 (8762) unto God H410, they wander H8582 (8799) for lack H1097 of meat H400.

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.