1: Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind, 2: "Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge? 3: Brace yourself like a man, For I will question you, then you answer me! 4: "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding. 5: Who determined the measures of it, if you know? Or who stretched the line on it? 6: Whereupon were the foundations of it fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, 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 from the womb, 9: When I made clouds the garment of it, Thick darkness a swaddling-band for it, 10: Marked out for it my bound, Set bars and doors, 11: And said, 'Here you may come, but no further; Here shall your proud waves be stayed?' 12: "Have you commanded the morning in your days, And caused the dawn to know its place; 13: That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And shake the wicked out of it? 14: It is changed as clay under the seal, And stands forth as a garment. 15: From the wicked, their light is withheld, The high arm is broken. 16: "Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep? 17: Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? 18: Have you comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if you know it all. 19: "What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is the place of it, 20: That you should take it to the bound of it, That you should discern the paths to the house of it? 21: Surely you know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great! 22: Have you entered the treasuries of the snow, Or have you 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 lightning distributed, Or the east wind scattered on the earth? 25: Who has cut a channel for the flood water, Or the path for the thunderstorm; 26: To cause it to rain on a land where no man is; On the wilderness, in which there is no man; 27: To satisfy the waste and desolate ground, To cause the tender grass to spring forth? 28: Does the rain have a father? Or who fathers the drops of dew? 29: Out of whose womb came the ice? The gray frost of the sky, who has given birth to it? 30: The waters become hard like stone, When the surface of the deep is frozen. 31: "Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loosen the cords of Orion? 32: Can you lead forth the constellations in their season? Or can you guide the Bear with her cubs? 33: Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you establish the dominion of it over the earth? 34: "Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover you? 35: Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go? Do they report to you, 'Here we are?' 36: Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the mind? 37: Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of the sky, 38: When the dust runs into a mass, And the clods of earth stick together? 39: "Can you hunt the prey for the lioness, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40: When they crouch in their dens, And lie in wait in the thicket? 41: Who provides for the raven his prey, When his young ones cry to God, And wander for lack of food?