to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?1
Does the rain have a father?2 Who fathers the drops of dew?
From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens3
when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?4
"Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion?5
Can you bring forth the constellations6 in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs?7
Do you know the laws8 of the heavens?9 Can you set up [God's] dominion over the earth?
"Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water?10
Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?11 Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?
Who endowed the heart with wisdom12 or gave understanding13 to the mind ?
Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars14 of the heavens15
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