1: And the Lord made answer to Job out of the storm-wind, and said, 2: Who is this who makes the purpose of God dark by words without knowledge? 3: Get your strength together like a man of war; I will put questions to you, and you will give me the answers. 4: Where were you when I put the earth on its base? Say, if you have knowledge. 5: By whom were its measures fixed? Say, if you have wisdom; or by whom was the line stretched out over it? 6: On what were its pillars based, or who put down its angle-stone, 7: When the morning stars made songs together, and all the sons of the gods gave cries of joy? 8: Or where were you when the sea came to birth, pushing out from its secret place; 9: When I made the cloud its robe, and put thick clouds as bands round it, 10: Ordering a fixed limit for it, with locks and doors; 11: And said, So far you may come, and no farther; and here the pride of your waves will be stopped? 12: Have you, from your earliest days, given orders to the morning, or made the dawn conscious of its place; 13: So that it might take a grip of the skirts of the earth, shaking all the evil-doers out of it? 14: It is changed like wet earth under a stamp, and is coloured like a robe; 15: And from the evil-doers their light is kept back, and the arm of pride is broken. 16: Have you come into the springs of the sea, walking in the secret places of the deep? 17: Have the doors of death been open to you, or have the door-keepers of the dark ever seen you? 18: Have you taken note of the wide limits of the earth? Say, if you have knowledge of it all. 19: Which is the way to the resting-place of the light, and where is the store-house of the dark; 20: So that you might take it to its limit, guiding it to its house? 21: No doubt you have knowledge of it, for then you had come to birth, and the number of your days is great. 22: Have you come into the secret place of snow, or have you seen the store-houses of the ice-drops, 23: Which I have kept for the time of trouble, for the day of war and fighting? 24: Which is the way to the place where the wind is measured out, and the east wind sent out over the earth? 25: By whom has the way been cut for the flowing of the rain, and the flaming of the thunder; 26: Causing rain to come on a land where no man is living, on the waste land which has no people; 27: To give water to the land where there is waste and destruction, and to make the dry land green with young grass? 28: Has the rain a father? or who gave birth to the drops of night mist? 29: Out of whose body came the ice? and who gave birth to the cold mist of heaven? 30: The waters are joined together, hard as a stone, and the face of the deep is covered. 31: Are the bands of the Pleiades fixed by you, or are the cords of Orion made loose? 32: Do you make Mazzaroth come out in its right time, or are the Bear and its children guided by you? 33: Have you knowledge of the laws of the heavens? did you give them rule over the earth? 34: Is your voice sent up to the cloud, so that you may be covered by the weight of waters? 35: Do you send out the thunder-flames, so that they may go, and say to you, Here we are? 36: Who has put wisdom in the high clouds, or given knowledge to the lights of the north? 37: By whose wisdom are the clouds numbered, or the water-skins of the heavens turned to the earth, 38: When the earth becomes hard as metal, and is joined together in masses? 39: Do you go after food for the she-lion, or get meat so that the young lions may have enough, 40: When they are stretched out in their holes, and are waiting in the brushwood? 41: Who gives in the evening the meat he is searching for, when his young ones are crying to God; when the young lions with loud noise go wandering after their food?