Job 38:1-8 NIV

The LORD Speaks

1 Then the LORD answered Job1 out of the storm.2 He said:

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2 "Who is this that darkens my counsel3 with words without knowledge?4

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3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.5

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4 "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation?6 Tell me, if you understand.7

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      5 Who marked off its dimensions?8 Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line9 across it?

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      6 On what were its footings set,10 or who laid its cornerstone11--

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      7 while the morning stars12 sang together13 and all the angelsa14 shouted for joy?15

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        • a 38:7 - Hebrew "the sons of God"
          8 "Who shut up the sea behind doors16 when it burst forth from the womb,17

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