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JOB

20Shall it be told Him that I would speak?
Or should a man wish that he were swallowed up?
 
21And now men see not the light which is bright in the skies;
But the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
22Out of the north cometh golden splendour,
About God is terrible majesty.
23The Almighty, whom we cannot find out, is excellent in power,
Yet to judgment and plenteous justice He doeth no violence.
24Men do therefore fear Him;
He regardeth not any that are wise of heart.


38 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:

2Who is this that darkeneth counsel
By words without knowledge?
3Gird up now thy loins like a man;
For I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me.
 
4Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth?
Declare, if thou hast the understanding.
5Who determined the measures thereof, if thou knowest?
Or who stretched the line upon it?
6Whereupon were the foundations thereof fastened?
Or who laid the corner-stone thereof,
7When the morning stars sang together,
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
 
8Or who shut up the sea with doors,
When it broke forth, and issued out of the womb;
9When I made the cloud the garment thereof,
And thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
10And prescribed for it My decree,
And set bars and doors,
11And said: 'Thus far shalt thou come, but no further;
And here shall thy proud waves be stayed'?
 
12Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days began,
And caused the dayspring to know its place;
13That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
And the wicked be shaken out of it?
14It is changed as clay under the seal;
And they stand as a garment.
15But from the wicked their light is withholden,
And the high arm is broken.
 
16Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea?
Or hast thou walked in the recesses of the deep?
17Have the gates of death been revealed unto thee?
Or hast thou seen the gates of the shadow of death?
18Hast thou surveyed unto the breadths of the earth?
Declare, if thou knowest it all.
 
19Where is the way to the dwelling of light,
And as for darkness, where is the place thereof;
20That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof,
And that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof?
21Thou knowest it, for thou wast then born,
And the number of thy days is great!
 

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