Parallel Bible results for Job 38:1-16

Good News Translation

New International Version

Job 38:1-16

GNT 1 Then out of the storm the Lord spoke to Job. NIV 1 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: GNT 2 Who are you to question my wisdom with your ignorant, empty words? NIV 2 “Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? GNT 3 Now stand up straight and answer the questions I ask you. NIV 3 Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me. GNT 4 Were you there when I made the world? If you know so much, tell me about it. NIV 4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand. GNT 5 Who decided how large it would be? Who stretched the measuring line over it? Do you know all the answers? NIV 5 Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? GNT 6 What holds up the pillars that support the earth? Who laid the cornerstone of the world? NIV 6 On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone— GNT 7 In the dawn of that day the stars sang together, and the heavenly beings shouted for joy. NIV 7 while the morning stars sang together and all the angels shouted for joy? GNT 8 Who closed the gates to hold back the sea when it burst from the womb of the earth? NIV 8 “Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, GNT 9 It was I who covered the sea with clouds and wrapped it in darkness. NIV 9 when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, GNT 10 I marked a boundary for the sea and kept it behind bolted gates. NIV 10 when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, GNT 11 I told it, "So far and no farther! Here your powerful waves must stop." NIV 11 when I said, ‘This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt’? GNT 12 Job, have you ever in all your life commanded a day to dawn? NIV 12 “Have you ever given orders to the morning, or shown the dawn its place, GNT 13 Have you ordered the dawn to seize the earth and shake the wicked from their hiding places? NIV 13 that it might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it? GNT 14 Daylight makes the hills and valleys stand out like the folds of a garment, clear as the imprint of a seal on clay. NIV 14 The earth takes shape like clay under a seal; its features stand out like those of a garment. GNT 15 The light of day is too bright for the wicked and restrains them from doing violence. NIV 15 The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken. GNT 16 Have you been to the springs in the depths of the sea? Have you walked on the floor of the ocean? NIV 16 “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea or walked in the recesses of the deep?

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