Job 38:2-12 NIV

2 "Who is this that darkens my counsel1 with words without knowledge?2

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

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4 "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation?4 Tell me, if you understand.5

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      5 Who marked off its dimensions?6 Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line7 across it?

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      6 On what were its footings set,8 or who laid its cornerstone9--

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      7 while the morning stars10 sang together11 and all the angelsa12 shouted for joy?13

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        • a 38:7 - Hebrew "the sons of God"
          8 "Who shut up the sea behind doors14 when it burst forth from the womb,15

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          9 when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,16

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          10 when I fixed limits for it17 and set its doors and bars in place,18

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          11 when I said, 'This far you may come and no farther;19 here is where your proud waves halt'?20

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          12 "Have you ever given orders to the morning,21 or shown the dawn its place,22

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