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Job 38 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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God Speaks Now to Job

(Gen 1:1–10 )
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:1 - And Jehovah answereth Job out of the whirlwind, and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:2 - Who is this -- darkening counsel, By words without knowledge?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:3 - Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, And I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:4 - Where wast thou when I founded earth? Declare, if thou hast known understanding.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:5 - Who placed its measures -- if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched out upon it a line?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:6 - On what have its sockets been sunk? Or who hath cast its corner-stone?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:7 - In the singing together of stars of morning, And all sons of God shout for joy,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:8 - And He shutteth up with doors the sea, In its coming forth, from the womb it goeth out.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:9 - In My making a cloud its clothing, And thick darkness its swaddling band,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:10 - And I measure over it My statute, And place bar and doors,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:11 - And say, 'Hitherto come thou, and add not, And a command is placed On the pride of thy billows.'

God's Mighty Power

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:12 - Hast thou commanded morning since thy days? Causest thou the dawn to know its place?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:13 - To take hold on the skirts of the earth, And the wicked are shaken out of it,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:14 - It turneth itself as clay of a seal And they station themselves as clothed.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:15 - And withheld from the wicked is their light, And the arm lifted up is broken.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:16 - Hast thou come in to springs of the sea? And in searching the deep Hast thou walked up and down?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:17 - Revealed to thee were the gates of death? And the gates of death-shade dost thou see?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:18 - Thou hast understanding, Even unto the broad places of earth! Declare -- if thou hast known it all.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:19 - Where is this -- the way light dwelleth? And darkness, where is this -- its place?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:20 - That thou dost take it unto its boundary, And that thou dost understand The paths of its house.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:21 - Thou hast known -- for then thou art born And the number of thy days are many!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:22 - Hast thou come in unto the treasure of snow? Yea, the treasures of hail dost thou see?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:23 - That I have kept back for a time of distress, For a day of conflict and battle.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:24 - Where is this, the way light is apportioned? It scattereth an east wind over the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:25 - Who hath divided for the flood a conduit? And a way for the lightning of the voices?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:26 - To cause it to rain on a land -- no man, A wilderness -- no man in it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:27 - To satisfy a desolate and waste place, And to cause to shoot up The produce of the tender grass?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:28 - Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:29 - From whose belly came forth the ice? And the hoar-frost of the heavens, Who hath begotten it?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:30 - As a stone waters are hidden, And the face of the deep is captured.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:31 - Dost thou bind sweet influences of Kimah? Or the attractions of Kesil dost thou open?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:32 - Dost thou bring out Mazzaroth in its season? And Aysh for her sons dost thou comfort?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:33 - Hast thou known the statutes of heaven? Or dost thou appoint Its dominion in the earth?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:34 - Dost thou lift up to the cloud thy voice, And abundance of water doth cover thee?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:35 - Dost thou send out lightnings, and they go And say unto thee, 'Behold us?'
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:36 - Who hath put in the inward parts wisdom? Or who hath given To the covered part understanding?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:37 - Who doth number the clouds by wisdom? And the bottles of the heavens, Who doth cause to lie down,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:38 - In the hardening of dust into hardness, And clods cleave together?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:39 - Dost thou hunt for a lion prey? And the desire of young lions fulfil?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:40 - When they bow down in dens -- Abide in a thicket for a covert?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 38:41 - Who doth prepare for a raven his provision, When his young ones cry unto God? They wander without food.

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


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

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