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Job 38 :: King James Version (KJV)

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God Speaks Now to Job

(Gen 1:1–10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:1 - Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:2 - Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:3 - Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:4 - Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:5 - Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:6 - Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:7 - When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:8 - Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:9 - When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:10 - And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:11 - And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed?

God's Mighty Power

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:12 - Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:13 - That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:14 - It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:15 - And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:16 - Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:17 - Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:18 - Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:19 - Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:20 - That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:21 - Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:22 - Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:23 - Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:24 - By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:25 - Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:26 - To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:27 - To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:28 - Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:29 - Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:30 - The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:31 - Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:32 - Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:33 - Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:34 - Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:35 - Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:36 - Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:37 - Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:38 - When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:39 - Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:40 - When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:41 - Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat.

The Authorized Version or King James Version (KJV), 1611, 1769.
Outside of the United Kingdom, the KJV is in the public domain. Within the United Kingdom, the rights to the KJV are vested in the Crown.

For more information on this translation, see the KJV Preface.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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