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1 JEHOVAH ANSWERED JOB OUT OF THE WINDSTORM:

2 »Who is this that conceals hides counsel using words without knowledge?

3 »Prepare yourself like a man! I will question you, and you shall answer me.

4 »Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation? Tell me, if you understand.

5 »Who determined its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it?

6 »On what were its foundations set and who laid its cornerstone?

7 while the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

8 »Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb?

9 »When I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness,

10 when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place,

11 when I said: ‘This far you may come and no farther’; here is where your proud waves halt?

12 »Have you ever commanded the morning, or shown the dawn its place?

13 »It might take the earth by the edges and shake the wicked out of it?

14 »The earth takes shape like clay under a seal. Its features stand out like those of a garment.

15 »The wicked are denied their light, and their upraised arm is broken.

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 shown to you? Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

18 »Have you comprehended the vast expanses of the earth? Tell me, if you know all this.

19 »Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And where does darkness reside?

20 »Can you take them to their places? Do you know the paths to their dwellings?

21 »Surely you know, for you were already born! You have lived so many years!

22 »Have you entered the storehouses of the snow or seen the storehouses of the hail?

23 »These I reserve for times of trouble, for days of war and battle.

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 cuts a channel for the torrents of rain, and a path for the thunderstorm?

26 »Who waters a land where no man lives, a desert with no one in it?

27 Who satisfies a desolate wasteland to make it sprout with grass?

28 »Does the rain have a father? Who has begotten the drops of dew?

29 »From whose womb comes the ice? Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens

30 when the waters become hard as stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen?

31 »Can you bind the beautiful Pleiades? Can you loose the cords of Orion?

32 »Can you bring forth the constellations of the zodiac in their seasons or lead out the Bear with its cubs? Mazzaroth Constellation

33 »Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?

34 »Can you raise your voice to the clouds and cover yourself with a flood of water?

35 »Do you send the lightning bolts on their way? Do they report to you: Here we are?

36 »Who endowed the innermost being with wisdom or gave understanding to the mind?

37 »Who has the wisdom to count the clouds? Who can tip over the water jars of the heavens?

38 This when the dust becomes hard and the clods of earth stick together?

39 »Do you hunt the prey for the lioness and satisfy the hunger of the lions

40 when they crouch in their dens or lie in wait in a thicket?

41 »Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food?