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Job 38 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Job 38:1

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:

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Job 38:2

“Who is this who darkens counsel
By words without knowledge?

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Job 38:3

Now prepare yourself like a man;
I will question you, and you shall answer Me.

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Job 38:4

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding.

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Job 38:5

Who determined its measurements?
Surely you know!
Or who stretched the line upon it?

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Job 38:6

To what were its foundations fastened?
Or who laid its cornerstone,

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Job 38:7

When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

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Job 38:8

“Or who shut in the sea with doors,
When it burst forth and issued from the womb;

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Job 38:9

When I made the clouds its garment,
And thick darkness its swaddling band;

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Job 38:10

When I fixed My limit for it,
And set bars and doors;

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Job 38:11

When I said,
‘This far you may come, but no farther,
And here your proud waves must stop!’

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Job 38:12

“Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
And caused the dawn to know its place,

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Job 38:13

That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
And the wicked be shaken out of it?

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Job 38:14

It takes on form like clay under a seal,
And stands out like a garment.

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Job 38:15

From the wicked their light is withheld,
And the upraised arm is broken.

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Job 38:16

“Have you entered the springs of the sea?
Or have you walked in search of the depths?

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Job 38:17

Have the gates of death been revealed to you?
Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death?

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Job 38:18

Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth?
Tell Me, if you know all this.

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Job 38:19

“Where is the way to the dwelling of light?
And darkness, where is its place,

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Job 38:20

That you may take it to its territory,
That you may know the paths to its home?

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Job 38:21

Do you know it, because you were born then,
Or because the number of your days is great?

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Job 38:22

“Have you entered the treasury of snow,
Or have you seen the treasury of hail,

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Job 38:23

Which I have reserved for the time of trouble,
For the day of battle and war?

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Job 38:24

By what way is light diffused,
Or the east wind scattered over the earth?

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Job 38:25

“Who has divided a channel for the overflowing water,
Or a path for the thunderbolt,

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Job 38:26

To cause it to rain on a land where there is no one,
A wilderness in which there is no man;

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Job 38:27

To satisfy the desolate waste,
And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass?

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Job 38:28

Has the rain a father?
Or who has begotten the drops of dew?

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Job 38:29

From whose womb comes the ice?
And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth?

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Job 38:30

The waters harden like stone,
And the surface of the deep is frozen.

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Job 38:31

“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades,
Or loose the belt of Orion?

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Job 38:32

Can you bring out Mazzarothfn in its season?
Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs?

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Job 38:33

Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
Can you set their dominion over the earth?

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Job 38:34

“Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
That an abundance of water may cover you?

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Job 38:35

Can you send out lightnings, that they may go,
And say to you, ‘Here we are!’?

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Job 38:36

Who has put wisdom in the mind?fn
Or who has given understanding to the heart?

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Job 38:37

Who can number the clouds by wisdom?
Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven,

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Job 38:38

When the dust hardens in clumps,
And the clods cling together?

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Job 38:39

“Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

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Job 38:40

When they crouch in their dens,
Or lurk in their lairs to lie in wait?

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Job 38:41

Who provides food for the raven,
When its young ones cry to God,
And wander about for lack of food?
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