Who cut a channel for the downpours and a way for blasts of thunder
to bring water to uninhabited land, a desert with no human
to saturate dry wasteland and make grass sprout?
Has the rain a father who brought forth drops of dew?
From whose belly does ice come; who gave birth to heaven's frost?
Water hardens like stone; the surface of the deep thickens.
Can you bind Pleiades' chains or loosen the reins of Orion?
Can you guide the stars at their proper times, lead the Bear with her cubs?
Do you know heaven's laws, or can you impose its rule on earth?
Can you issue an order to the clouds so their abundant waters cover you?
Can you send lightning so that it goes and then says to you, "I'm here"?
Who put wisdom in remote places, or who gave understanding to a rooster?
Who is wise enough to count the clouds, and who can tilt heaven's water containers
so that dust becomes mud and clods of dirt adhere?