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Job 38 :: New English Translation (NET)

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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:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:2 - "Who is this who darkens counsel with words without knowledge?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:3 - Get ready for a difficult task like a man; I will question you and you will inform me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:4 - "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell me, if you possess understanding!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:5 - Who set its measurements - if you know - or who stretched a measuring line across it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:6 - On what were its bases set, or who laid its cornerstone -
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:7 - when the morning stars sang in chorus, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:8 - "Who shut up the sea with doors when it burst forth, coming out of the womb,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:9 - when I made the storm clouds its garment, and thick darkness its swaddling band,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:10 - when I prescribed its limits, and set in place its bolts and doors,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:11 - when I said, 'To here you may come and no farther, here your proud waves will be confined'?

God's Mighty Power

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:12 - Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, or made the dawn know its place,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:13 - that it might seize the corners of the earth, and shake the wicked out of it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:14 - The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features are dyed like a garment.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:15 - Then from the wicked the light is withheld, and the arm raised in violence is broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:16 - Have you gone to the springs that fill the sea, or walked about in the recesses of the deep?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:17 - Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Have you seen the gates of deepest darkness?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:18 - Have you considered the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know it all!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:19 - "In what direction does light reside, and darkness, where is its place,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:20 - that you may take them to their borders and perceive the pathways to their homes?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:21 - You know, for you were born before them; and the number of your days is great!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:22 - Have you entered the storehouse of the snow, or seen the armory of the hail,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:23 - which I reserve for the time of trouble, for the day of war and battle?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:24 - In what direction is lightning dispersed, or the east winds scattered over the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:25 - Who carves out a channel for the heavy rains, and a path for the rumble of thunder,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:26 - to cause it to rain on an uninhabited land, a desert where there are no human beings,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:27 - to satisfy a devastated and desolate land, and to cause it to sprout with vegetation?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:28 - Does the rain have a father, or who has fathered the drops of the dew?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:29 - From whose womb does the ice emerge, and the frost from the sky, who gives birth to it,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:30 - when the waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen solid?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:31 - Can you tie the bands of the Pleiades, or release the cords of Orion?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:32 - Can you lead out the constellations in their seasons, or guide the Bear with its cubs?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:33 - Do you know the laws of the heavens, or can you set up their rule over the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:34 - Can you raise your voice to the clouds so that a flood of water covers you?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:35 - Can you send out lightning bolts, and they go? Will they say to you, 'Here we are'?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:36 - Who has put wisdom in the heart, or has imparted understanding to the mind?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:37 - Who by wisdom can count the clouds, and who can tip over the water jars of heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:38 - when the dust hardens into a mass, and the clumps of earth stick together?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:39 - "Do you hunt prey for the lioness, and satisfy the appetite of the lions,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:40 - when they crouch in their dens, when they wait in ambush in the thicket?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:41 - Who prepares prey for the raven, when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?

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