"Where were you when I laid the foundations of the eretz? Declare, if you have understanding.
Who determined the measures of it, if you know? Or who stretched the line on it?
Whereupon were the foundations of it fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
"Or who shut up the sea with doors, When it broke forth from the womb,
When I made clouds the garment of it, Thick darkness a swaddling-band for it,
Marked out for it my bound, Set bars and doors,
And said, 'Here you may come, but no further; Here shall your proud waves be stayed?'
"Have you commanded the morning in your days, And caused the dawn to know its place;
That it might take hold of the ends of the eretz, And shake the wicked out of it?
It is changed as clay under the seal, And stands forth as a garment.