Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,
Who is this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge?
Gird up now your loins like a mighty man; For I will ask of you, and you shall inform Me.
Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who set its measurements-if you know? Or who stretched the measuring line over it?
Onto what were its bases sunk, Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
And who hedged in the sea with doors When it burst forth, issuing from the womb,
When I made clouds its clothing And deep darkness its swaddling clothes,
And I broke out My boundaries for it And set up bars and doors,
And I said, To here you shall come and no farther, And here shall your proud waves be stopped?
Have you ever commanded the morning since your days began? Have you ever caused the dawn to know its place,
So that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked might be shaken out of it?
The earth is changed like clay under a seal, And all things on it stand forth like a garment.
And from the wicked their light is withheld, And the high arm is broken.
Have you entered into the springs of the sea, Or have you walked about in the recesses of the deep?
Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?
Have you comprehended the full expanse of the earth? Declare it, if you know it all.
Where is the way to the dwelling of the light? And the darkness, where is its place,
That you may take it to its boundary, And that you may perceive the paths to its house?
You know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great.