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Job 38

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