Job 38:16-41 NIV

16 "Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?1

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17 Have the gates of death2 been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of deatha ?3

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    • b 38:17 - Or "gates of deep shadows"
      18 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?4 Tell me, if you know all this.5

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      19 "What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?6

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      20 Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths7 to their dwellings?

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      21 Surely you know, for you were already born!8 You have lived so many years!

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      22 "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow9 or seen the storehouses10 of the hail,11

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      23 which I reserve for times of trouble,12 for days of war and battle?13

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      24 What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed,14 or the place where the east winds15 are scattered over the earth?16

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      25 Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,17

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      26 to water18 a land where no man lives, a desert with no one in it,19

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      27 to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?20

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      28 Does the rain have a father?21 Who fathers the drops of dew?

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      29 From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens22

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      30 when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?23

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      31 "Can you bind the beautifulb Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion?24

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        • c 38:31 - Or "the twinkling"; or "the chains of the"
          32 Can you bring forth the constellations25 in their seasonsc or lead out the Beard with its cubs?26

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            • d 38:32 - Or "the morning star in its season"
            • e 38:32 - Or "out Leo"
              33 Do you know the laws27 of the heavens?28 Can you set up [God'se] dominion over the earth?

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                • f 38:33 - Or "his"; or "their"
                  34 "Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water?29

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                  35 Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?30 Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?

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                  36 Who endowed the heartf with wisdom31 or gave understanding32 to the mindg ?

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                    • g 38:36 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
                    • h 38:36 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this word is uncertain.
                      37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars33 of the heavens34

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                      38 when the dust becomes hard35 and the clods of earth stick together?36

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                      39 "Do you hunt the prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions37

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                      40 when they crouch in their dens38 or lie in wait in a thicket?39

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                      41 Who provides food40 for the raven41 when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?42

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