Job 38:12-24 NIV

12 "Have you ever given orders to the morning,1 or shown the dawn its place,2

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13 that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked3 out of it?4

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14 The earth takes shape like clay under a seal;5 its features stand out like those of a garment.

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15 The wicked are denied their light,6 and their upraised arm is broken.7

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16 "Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?8

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17 Have the gates of death9 been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of deatha ?10

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    • b 38:17 - Or "gates of deep shadows"
      18 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?11 Tell me, if you know all this.12

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      19 "What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?13

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      20 Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths14 to their dwellings?

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      21 Surely you know, for you were already born!15 You have lived so many years!

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      22 "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow16 or seen the storehouses17 of the hail,18

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      23 which I reserve for times of trouble,19 for days of war and battle?20

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      24 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

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