Job 38

MLV(i) 1 Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, 2 Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3 Gird up now your loins like a man, for I will demand of you and declare you to me.
4 Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding. 5 Who determined the measures of it, if you know? Or who stretched the line upon it? 6 Upon what were the foundations of it fastened? Or who laid the cornerstone of it 7 when the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?
8 Or who shut up the sea with doors when it broke forth, like it had gone forth out of the womb, 9 when I made clouds the garment of it and thick darkness a swaddling-band for it, 10 and marked out for it my bound and set bars and doors, 11 and said, This far you will come, but no farther and here your proud waves will be stayed?
12 Have you commanded the morning since your days began, and caused the dayspring to know its place 13 that it might take hold of the ends of the earth and the wicked be shaken out of it? 14 It is changed as clay under the seal and all things stand forth as a garment.
15 And from the wicked their light is withheld and the high arm is broken.
16 Have you entered into the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in the recesses of the deep? 17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death? 18 Have you comprehended the earth in its breadth? Declare, if you know it all.
19 Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And as for darkness, where is the place of it 20 that you should take it to the bound of it and that you should discern the paths to the house of it? 21 You know, for you were born then and the number of your days is great!
22 Have you entered the treasuries of the snow, or have you seen the treasures of the hail, 23 which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is the light divided, or the east wind scattered upon the earth? 25 Who has cleft a channel for the water flood, or the way for the lightning of the thunder, 26 to cause it to rain on a land where no man is, on the wilderness, in which there is no man, 27 to satisfy the waste and desolate ground and to cause the tender grass to spring forth?
28 Has the rain a father? Or who has bore the drops of dew? 29 Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who has engendered it? 30 The waters hide themselves and become like stone and the face of the deep is frozen.
31 Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? 32 Can you lead forth the constellations in their season? Or can you guide the Bear with her train? 33 Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you establish the dominion of it on the earth?
34 Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover you? 35 Can you send forth lightnings, that they may go and say to you, Here we are? 36 Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given understanding to the mind? 37 Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the jugs of heaven 38 when the dust runs into a mass and the clods cleave fast together?
39 Can you hunt the prey for the lioness, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions 40 when they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? 41 Who provides for the raven his prey when his young ones cry to God, and wander for lack of food?