Have you comprehended the expanse of the earth? Declare, if you know all this.
"Where is the way to the dwelling of light, and where is the place of darkness,
that you may take it to its territory and that you may discern the paths to its home?
Surely you know, for you were born then, and the number of your days is great!
"Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,
which I have reserved for the time of trouble, for the day of battle and war?
What is the way to the place where the light is distributed, or where the east wind is scattered upon the earth?
"Who has cut a channel for the torrents of rain, and a way for the thunderbolt,
to bring rain on a land where no one lives, on the desert, which is empty of human life,
to satisfy the waste and desolate land, and to make the ground put forth grass?
"Has the rain a father, or who has begotten the drops of dew?
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