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JOB

22Hast thou entered the treasuries of the snow,
Or hast thou seen the treasuries of the hail,
23Which I have reserved against the time of trouble,
Against the day of battle and war?
 
24By what way is the light parted,
Or the east wind scattered upon the earth?
25Who hath cleft a channel for the waterflood,
Or a way for the lightning of the thunder;
26To cause it to rain on a land where no man is,
On the wilderness, wherein there is no man;
27To satisfy the desolate and waste ground,
And to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth?
28Hath the rain a father?
Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
29Out of whose womb came the ice?
And the hoar-frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
30The waters are congealed like stone,
And the face of the deep is frozen.
 
31Canst thou bind the chains of the Pleiades,
Or loose the bands of Orion?
32Canst thou lead forth the Mazzaroth in their season?
Or canst thou guide the Bear with her sons?
33Knowest thou the ordinances of the heavens?
Canst thou establish the dominion thereof in the earth?
34Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds,
That abundance of waters may cover thee?
35Canst thou send forth lightnings, that they may go,
And say unto thee: 'Here we are'?
 
36Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts?
Or who hath given understanding to the mind?
37Who can number the clouds by wisdom?
Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven,
38When the dust runneth into a mass,
And the clods cleave fast together?
 
39Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lioness?
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
40When they couch in their dens,
And abide in the covert to lie in wait?
41Who provideth for the raven his prey,
When his young ones cry unto God, and wander for lack of food?
39 Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the rock bring forth?
Or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve?
2Canst thou number the months that they fulfil?
Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
3They bow themselves, they bring forth their young,
They cast out their fruit.
4Their young ones wax strong, they grow up in the open field;
They go forth, and return not again.
 
5Who hath sent out the wild ass free?

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