Have the gates of death1 been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death ?2
Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth?3 Tell me, if you know all this.4
"What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?5
Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths6 to their dwellings?
Surely you know, for you were already born!7 You have lived so many years!
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow8 or seen the storehouses9 of the hail,10
which I reserve for times of trouble,11 for days of war and battle?12
What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed,13 or the place where the east winds14 are scattered over the earth?15
Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,16
to water17 a land where no man lives, a desert with no one in it,18
to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?19
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