Job Chapter 37 to 38 : American Standard Version
1Yea, at this my heart trembleth, And is moved out of its place. 2Hear, oh, hear the noise of his voice, And the sound that goeth out of his mouth. 3He sendeth it forth under the whole heaven, And his lightening unto the ends of the earth. 4After it a voice roareth; He thundereth with the voice of his majesty; And he restraineth not the lightnings when his voice is heard. 5God thundereth marvellously with his voice; Great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend. 6For he saith to the snow, Fall thou on the earth; Likewise to the shower of rain, And to the showers of his mighty rain. 7He sealeth up the hand of every man, That all men whom he hath made may know it. 8Then the beasts go into coverts, And remain in their dens. 9Out of the chamber of the south cometh the storm, And cold out of the north. 10By the breath of God ice is given; And the breadth of the waters is straitened. 11Yea, he ladeth the thick cloud with moisture; He spreadeth abroad the cloud of his lightning: 12And it is turned round about by his guidance, That they may do whatsoever he commandeth them Upon the face of the habitable world, 13Whether it be for correction, or for his land, Or for lovingkindness, that he cause it to come. 14Hearken unto this, O Job: Stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God. 15Dost thou know how God layeth his charge upon them, And causeth the lightning of his cloud to shine? 16Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, The wondrous works of him who is perfect in knowledge? 17How thy garments are warm, When the earth is still by reason of the south wind? 18Canst thou with him spread out the sky, Which is strong as a molten mirror? 19Teach us what we shall say unto him; For we cannot set our speech in order by reason of darkness. 20Shall it be told him that I would speak? Or should a man wish that he were swallowed up? 21And now men see not the light which is bright in the skies; But the wind passeth, and cleareth them. 22Out of the north cometh golden splendor: God hath upon him terrible majesty. 23Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out He is excellent in power; And in justice and plenteous righteousness he will not afflict. 24Men do therefore fear him: He regardeth not any that are wise of heart.
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1Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 2Who is this that darkeneth counsel By words without knowledge? 3Gird up now thy loins like a man; For I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 4Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if thou hast understanding. 5Who determined the measures thereof, if thou knowest? Or who stretched the line upon it? 6Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened? Or who laid the corner-stone thereof, 7When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy? 8Or who shut up the sea with doors, When it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb; 9When I made clouds the garment thereof, And thick darkness a swaddling-band for it, 10And marked out for it my bound, And set bars and doors, 11And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; And here shall thy proud waves be stayed? 12Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days began, And caused the dayspring to know its place; 13That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it? 14It is changed as clay under the seal; And all things stand forth as a garment: 15And from the wicked their light is withholden, And the high arm is broken. 16Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? Or hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep? 17Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee? Or hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death? 18Hast thou comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if thou knowest it all. 19Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 20That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, And that thou shouldest discern the paths to the house thereof? 21Doubtless, thou knowest, for thou wast then born, And the number of thy days is great! 22Hast thou entered the treasuries of the snow, Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 23Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, Against the day of battle and war? 24By what way is the light parted, Or the east wind scattered upon the earth? 25Who hath cleft a channel for the waterflood, Or the way for the lightning of the thunder; 26To cause it to rain on a land where no man is; On the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 27To satisfy the waste and desolate ground , And to cause the tender grass to spring forth? 28Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew? 29Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? 30The waters hide themselves and become like stone, And the face of the deep is frozen. 31Canst thou bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the bands of Orion? 32Canst thou lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season? Or canst thou guide the Bear with her train? 33Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens? Canst thou establish the dominion thereof in the earth? 34Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, That abundance of waters may cover thee? 35Canst thou send forth lightnings, that they may go, And say unto thee, Here we are? 36Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who hath given understanding to the mind? 37Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven, 38When the dust runneth into a mass, And the clods cleave fast together? 39Canst thou hunt the prey for the lioness, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40When they couch in their dens, And abide in the covert to lie in wait? 41Who provideth for the raven his prey, When his young ones cry unto God, And wander for lack of food?