"Have you ever given orders to the morning,1 or shown the dawn its place,213
that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked3 out of it?414
The earth takes shape like clay under a seal;5 its features stand out like those of a garment.
The wicked are denied their light,6 and their upraised arm is broken.716
"Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?817
Have the gates of death9 been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of deatha ?1018
Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?11 Tell me, if you know all this.1219
"What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?1320
Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths14 to their dwellings?
Surely you know, for you were already born!15 You have lived so many years!
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow16 or seen the storehouses17 of the hail,1823
which I reserve for times of trouble,19 for days of war and battle?2024
What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed,21 or the place where the east winds22 are scattered over the earth?23