"Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?117
Have the gates of death2 been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of deatha ?318
Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?4 Tell me, if you know all this.519
"What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?620
Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths7 to their dwellings?
Surely you know, for you were already born!8 You have lived so many years!
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow9 or seen the storehouses10 of the hail,1123
which I reserve for times of trouble,12 for days of war and battle?1324
What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed,14 or the place where the east winds15 are scattered over the earth?1625
Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,1726
to water18 a land where no man lives, a desert with no one in it,1927
to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?2028
Does the rain have a father?21 Who fathers the drops of dew?
From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens2230
when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?2331
"Can you bind the beautifulb Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion?2432
Can you bring forth the constellations25 in their seasonsc or lead out the Beard with its cubs?2633
Do you know the laws27 of the heavens?28 Can you set up [God'se] dominion over the earth?
"Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water?2935
Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?30 Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?
Who endowed the heartf with wisdom31 or gave understanding32 to the mindg ?
Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars33 of the heavens3438
when the dust becomes hard35 and the clods of earth stick together?3639
"Do you hunt the prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions3740
when they crouch in their dens38 or lie in wait in a thicket?3941
Who provides food40 for the raven41 when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?42