38 Then the Lord qanswered Job out of the whirlwind and said:
4 “Where were you when I ulaid the foundation of the earth?
7 when the morning stars vsang together
8 “Or who yshut in the sea with doors
and zthick darkness its swaddling band,
10 and prescribed alimits for it
and here shall your bproud waves be stayed’?
12 “Have you ccommanded the morning since your days began,
13 that it might take hold of dthe skirts of the earth,
and the wicked be eshaken out of it?
15 From the wicked their flight is withheld,
and gtheir uplifted arm is broken.
16 “Have you hentered into the springs of the sea,
17 Have ithe gates of death been revealed to you,
or have you seen the gates of jdeep darkness?
and that you may discern kthe paths to its home?
21 You know, for lyou were born then,
22 “Have you entered mthe storehouses of the snow,
or have you seen mthe storehouses of the hail,
23 which I have reserved nfor the time of trouble,
nfor the day of battle and war?
and oa way for the thunderbolt,
26 to bring rain on pa land where no man is,
on qthe desert in which there is no man,
and to make the ground sprout with rgrass?
28 “Has sthe rain a father,
29 From whose womb did tthe ice come forth,
and who has given birth to tthe frost of heaven?
and the face of the deep is ufrozen.
31 “Can you bind the chains of vthe Pleiades
or loose the cords of vOrion?
32 Can you lead forth the Mazzaroth2 in their season,
or can you guide vthe Bear with its children?
33 Do you know wthe ordinances of the heavens?
that xa flood of waters may cover you?
or given understanding to the mind?4
and athe clods stick fast together?
or bsatisfy the appetite of the young lions,
40 when they crouch in their cdens
or lie in wait din their thicket?
41 Who provides for ethe raven its prey,
39 “Do you know when fthe mountain goats give birth?
Do you observe gthe calving of the does?
3 when they hcrouch, bring forth their offspring,
they go out and ido not return to them.
Who has jloosed the bonds of the swift donkey,
6 to whom I have given kthe arid plain for his home
and lthe salt land for his dwelling place?
9 “Is mthe wild ox willing to serve you?
Will he spend the night at your nmanger?
10 Can you bind mhim in the furrow with ropes,
but are they the pinions and plumage of love?5
16 She odeals cruelly with her young, as if they were not hers;
though her plabor be in vain, yet she has no fear,
and qgiven her no share in understanding.
18 When she rouses herself to flee,6
His majestic rsnorting is terrifying.
21 He paws7 in the valley and exults in his strength;
he sgoes out to meet the weapons.
he cannot stand still at tthe sound of the trumpet.
and makes his unest on high?
on vthe rocky crag and stronghold.
and wwhere the slain are, there is he.”
 38:3 Hebrew Gird up your loins
 38:32 Probably the name of a constellation
 38:36 Or in the ibis
 38:36 Or rooster
 39:13 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
 39:18 The meaning of the Hebrew is uncertain
 39:21 Hebrew They paw