Then the LORD answered Job1 out of the storm.2 He said:
"Who is this that darkens my counsel3 with words without knowledge?4
Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.5
"Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation?6 Tell me, if you understand.7
Who marked off its dimensions?8 Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line9 across it?
On what were its footings set,10 or who laid its cornerstone11--
while the morning stars12 sang together13 and all the angels14 shouted for joy?15
"Who shut up the sea behind doors16 when it burst forth from the womb,17
when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,18
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