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Job 38 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said , 1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm. He said:
2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? 2 "Who is this that darkens my counsel with words without knowledge?
3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. 3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare , if thou hast understanding. 4 "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand.
5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest ? or who hath stretched the line upon it? 5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?
6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened ? or who laid the corner stone thereof; 6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone--
7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? 7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy?
8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth , as if it had issued out of the womb? 8 "Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb,
9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, 9 when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,
10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, 10 when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,
11 And said , Hitherto shalt thou come , but no further : and here shall thy proud waves be stayed ? 11 when I said, 'This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt'?
12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; 12 "Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place,
13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? 13 that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?
14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. 14 The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features stand out like those of a garment.
15 And from the wicked their light is withholden , and the high arm shall be broken . 15 The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken.
16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? 16 "Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?
17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? 17 Have the gates of death been shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death ?
18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. 18 Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this.
19 Where is the way where light dwelleth ? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, 19 "What is the way to the abode of light? And where does darkness reside?
20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof? 20 Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings?
21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born ? or because the number of thy days is great? 21 Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!
22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, 22 "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail,
23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? 23 which I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle?
24 By what way is the light parted , which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? 24 What is the way to the place where the lightning is dispersed, or the place where the east winds are scattered over the earth?
25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; 25 Who cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm,
26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 26 to water a land where no man lives, a desert with no one in it,
27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth ? 27 to satisfy a desolate wasteland and make it sprout with grass?
28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? 28 Does the rain have a father? Who fathers the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? 29 From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens
30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen . 30 when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?
31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 31 "Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion?
32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? 32 Can you bring forth the constellations in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs?
33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? 33 Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set up [God's] dominion over the earth?
34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? 34 "Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water?
35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go , and say unto thee, Here we are? 35 Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you, 'Here we are'?
36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart? 36 Who endowed the heart with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind ?
37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, 37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens
38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together ? 38 when the dust becomes hard and the clods of earth stick together?
39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions, 39 "Do you hunt the prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions
40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? 40 when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket?
41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat. 41 Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?