1: And Jehovah answereth Job out of the whirlwind, and saith: -- 2: Who [is] this -- darkening counsel, By words without knowledge? 3: Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, And I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know. 4: Where wast thou when I founded earth? Declare, if thou hast known understanding. 5: Who placed its measures -- if thou knowest? Or who hath stretched out upon it a line? 6: On what have its sockets been sunk? Or who hath cast its corner-stone? 7: In the singing together of stars of morning, And all sons of God shout for joy, 8: And He shutteth up with doors the sea, In its coming forth, from the womb it goeth out. 9: In My making a cloud its clothing, And thick darkness its swaddling band, 10: And I measure over it My statute, And place bar and doors, 11: And say, 'Hitherto come thou, and add not, And a command is placed On the pride of thy billows.' 12: Hast thou commanded morning since thy days? Causest thou the dawn to know its place? 13: To take hold on the skirts of the earth, And the wicked are shaken out of it, 14: It turneth itself as clay of a seal And they station themselves as clothed. 15: And withheld from the wicked is their light, And the arm lifted up is broken. 16: Hast thou come in to springs of the sea? And in searching the deep Hast thou walked up and down? 17: Revealed to thee were the gates of death? And the gates of death-shade dost thou see? 18: Thou hast understanding, Even unto the broad places of earth! Declare -- if thou hast known it all. 19: Where [is] this -- the way light dwelleth? And darkness, where [is] this -- its place? 20: That thou dost take it unto its boundary, And that thou dost understand The paths of its house. 21: Thou hast known -- for then thou art born And the number of thy days [are] many! 22: Hast thou come in unto the treasure of snow? Yea, the treasures of hail dost thou see? 23: That I have kept back for a time of distress, For a day of conflict and battle. 24: Where [is] this, the way light is apportioned? It scattereth an east wind over the earth. 25: Who hath divided for the flood a conduit? And a way for the lightning of the voices? 26: To cause [it] to rain on a land -- no man, A wilderness -- no man in it. 27: To satisfy a desolate and waste place, And to cause to shoot up The produce of the tender grass? 28: Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew? 29: From whose belly came forth the ice? And the hoar-frost of the heavens, Who hath begotten it? 30: As a stone waters are hidden, And the face of the deep is captured. 31: Dost thou bind sweet influences of Kimah? Or the attractions of Kesil dost thou open? 32: Dost thou bring out Mazzaroth in its season? And Aysh for her sons dost thou comfort? 33: Hast thou known the statutes of heaven? Or dost thou appoint Its dominion in the earth? 34: Dost thou lift up to the cloud thy voice, And abundance of water doth cover thee? 35: Dost thou send out lightnings, and they go And say unto thee, 'Behold us?' 36: Who hath put in the inward parts wisdom? Or who hath given To the covered part understanding? 37: Who doth number the clouds by wisdom? And the bottles of the heavens, Who doth cause to lie down, 38: In the hardening of dust into hardness, And clods cleave together? 39: Dost thou hunt for a lion prey? And the desire of young lions fulfil? 40: When they bow down in dens -- Abide in a thicket for a covert? 41: Who doth prepare for a raven his provision, When his young ones cry unto God? They wander without food.