1: Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2: Who [is] this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? 3: Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. 4: Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. 5: Who hath laid the measures of it, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 6: Upon what are the foundations of it fastened? or who laid its corner stone; 7: When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8: Or [who] shut up the sea with doors, when it broke forth, [as if] it had issued out of the womb? 9: When I made a cloud its garment, and thick darkness a swaddling band for it, 10: And broke up for it my decreed [place], and set bars and doors, 11: And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed. 12: Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; [and] caused the day-spring to know its place; 13: That it might take hold of the ends of earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? 14: It is turned as clay [to] the seal; and they stand as a garment. 15: And from the wicked their light is withheld, and the high arm shall be broken. 16: Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? 17: Have the gates of death been opened to thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shades of death? 18: Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. 19: Where [is] the way [where] light dwelleth? and [as for] darkness, where [is] its place, 20: That thou shouldest take it to its bound, and that thou shouldest know the paths [to] its house? 21: Knowest thou [it], because thou wast then born? or [because] the number of thy days [is] great? 22: Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 23: Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? 24: By what way is the light parted, [which] scattereth the east wind upon the earth? 25: Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; 26: To cause it to rain on the earth, [where] no man [is]; [on] the wilderness in which [there is] no man; 27: To satisfy the desolate and waste [ground]; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? 28: Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of the dew? 29: Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? 30: The waters are hid as [with] a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. 31: Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 32: Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in its season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with its sons? 33: Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set its dominion on the earth? 34: Canst thou lift thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? 35: Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go, and say to thee, Here we [are]? 36: Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart? 37: Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, 38: When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together? 39: Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions, 40: When they couch in [their] dens, [and] abide in the covert to lie in wait? 41: Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry to God, they wander for want of food.