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Job 38


Job 38:1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,
Job 38:2 "Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge?
Job 38:3 "Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
Job 38:4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding,
Job 38:5 Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it?
Job 38:6 "On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone,
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
Job 38:8 "Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;
Job 38:9 When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band,
Job 38:10 And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors,
Job 38:11 And I said, 'Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop'?
Job 38:12 "Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place,
Job 38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it?
Job 38:14 "It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.
Job 38:15 "From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken.
Job 38:16 "Have you entered into the springs of the sea Or walked in the recesses of the deep?
Job 38:17 "Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?
Job 38:18 "Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.
Job 38:19 "Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place,
Job 38:20 That you may take it to its territory And that you may discern the paths to its home?
Job 38:21 "You know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great!
Job 38:22 "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,
Job 38:23 Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle?
Job 38:24 "Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth?
Job 38:25 "Who has cleft a channel for the flood, Or a way for the thunderbolt,
Job 38:26 To bring rain on a land without people, On a desert without a man in it,
Job 38:27 To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?
Job 38:28 "Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
Job 38:29 "From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
Job 38:30 "Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.
Job 38:31 "Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?
Job 38:32 "Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, And guide the Bear with her satellites?
Job 38:33 "Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, Or fix their rule over the earth?
Job 38:34 "Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, So that an abundance of water will cover you?
Job 38:35 "Can you send forth lightnings that they may go And say to you, 'Here we are'?
Job 38:36 "Who has put wisdom in the innermost being Or given understanding to the mind?
Job 38:37 "Who can count the clouds by wisdom, Or tip the water jars of the heavens,
Job 38:38 When the dust hardens into a mass And the clods stick together?
Job 38:39 "Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
Job 38:40 When they crouch in their dens And lie in wait in their lair?
Job 38:41 "Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?



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Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Job 38:1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, Job 38:1 μετὰ δὲ τὸ παύσασθαι Ελιουν τῆς λέξεως εἶπεν ὁ κύριος τῷ Ιωβ διὰ λαίλαπος καὶ νεφῶν
Job 38:2 Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge? Job 38:2 "Who is this that darkens counsel By words without knowledge? Job 38:2 τίς οὗτος ὁ κρύπτων με βουλήν συνέχων δὲ ῥήματα ἐν καρδίᾳ ἐμὲ δὲ οἴεται κρύπτειν
Job 38:3 Gird up now thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me. Job 38:3 "Now gird up your loins like a man, And I will ask you, and you instruct Me! Job 38:3 ζῶσαι ὥσπερ ἀνὴρ τὴν ὀσφύν σου ἐρωτήσω δέ σε σὺ δέ μοι ἀποκρίθητι
Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding. Job 38:4 "Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you have understanding, Job 38:4 ποῦ ἦς ἐν τῷ θεμελιοῦν με τὴν γῆν ἀπάγγειλον δέ μοι εἰ ἐπίστῃ σύνεσιν
Job 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it? Job 38:5 Who set its measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it? Job 38:5 τίς ἔθετο τὰ μέτρα αὐτῆς εἰ οἶδας ἢ τίς ὁ ἐπαγαγὼν σπαρτίον ἐπ᾽ αὐτῆς
Job 38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof; Job 38:6 "On what were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone, Job 38:6 ἐπὶ τίνος οἱ κρίκοι αὐτῆς πεπήγασιν τίς δέ ἐστιν ὁ βαλὼν λίθον γωνιαῖον ἐπ᾽ αὐτῆς
Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:7 When the morning stars sang together And all the sons of God shouted for joy? Job 38:7 ὅτε ἐγενήθησαν ἄστρα ᾔνεσάν με φωνῇ μεγάλῃ πάντες ἄγγελοί μου
Job 38:8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? Job 38:8 "Or who enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb; Job 38:8 ἔφραξα δὲ θάλασσαν πύλαις ὅτε ἐμαίμασσεν ἐκ κοιλίας μητρὸς αὐτῆς ἐκπορευομένη
Job 38:9 When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it, Job 38:9 When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band, Job 38:9 ἐθέμην δὲ αὐτῇ νέφος ἀμφίασιν ὁμίχλῃ δὲ αὐτὴν ἐσπαργάνωσα
Job 38:10 And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors, Job 38:10 And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors, Job 38:10 ἐθέμην δὲ αὐτῇ ὅρια περιθεὶς κλεῖθρα καὶ πύλας
Job 38:11 And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed? Job 38:11 And I said, 'Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop'? Job 38:11 εἶπα δὲ αὐτῇ μέχρι τούτου ἐλεύσῃ καὶ οὐχ ὑπερβήσῃ ἀλλ᾽ ἐν σεαυτῇ συντριβήσεταί σου τὰ κύματα
Job 38:12 Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his place; Job 38:12 "Have you ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place, Job 38:12 ἦ ἐπὶ σοῦ συντέταχα φέγγος πρωινόν ἑωσφόρος δὲ εἶδεν τὴν ἑαυτοῦ τάξιν
Job 38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? Job 38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it? Job 38:13 ἐπιλαβέσθαι πτερύγων γῆς ἐκτινάξαι ἀσεβεῖς ἐξ αὐτῆς
Job 38:14 It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment. Job 38:14 "It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment. Job 38:14 ἦ σὺ λαβὼν γῆν πηλὸν ἔπλασας ζῷον καὶ λαλητὸν αὐτὸν ἔθου ἐπὶ γῆς
Job 38:15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken. Job 38:15 "From the wicked their light is withheld, And the uplifted arm is broken. Job 38:15 ἀφεῖλας δὲ ἀπὸ ἀσεβῶν τὸ φῶς βραχίονα δὲ ὑπερηφάνων συνέτριψας
Job 38:16 Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth? Job 38:16 "Have you entered into the springs of the sea Or walked in the recesses of the deep? Job 38:16 ἦλθες δὲ ἐπὶ πηγὴν θαλάσσης ἐν δὲ ἴχνεσιν ἀβύσσου περιεπάτησας
Job 38:17 Have the gates of death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of death? Job 38:17 "Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness? Job 38:17 ἀνοίγονται δέ σοι φόβῳ πύλαι θανάτου πυλωροὶ δὲ ᾅδου ἰδόντες σε ἔπτηξαν
Job 38:18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all. Job 38:18 "Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this. Job 38:18 νενουθέτησαι δὲ τὸ εὖρος τῆς ὑπ᾽ οὐρανόν ἀνάγγειλον δή μοι πόση τίς ἐστιν
Job 38:19 Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof, Job 38:19 "Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place, Job 38:19 ποίᾳ δὲ γῇ αὐλίζεται τὸ φῶς σκότους δὲ ποῖος ὁ τόπος
Job 38:20 That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths to the house thereof? Job 38:20 That you may take it to its territory And that you may discern the paths to its home? Job 38:20 εἰ ἀγάγοις με εἰς ὅρια αὐτῶν εἰ δὲ καὶ ἐπίστασαι τρίβους αὐτῶν
Job 38:21 Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is great? Job 38:21 "You know, for you were born then, And the number of your days is great! Job 38:21 οἶδα ἄρα ὅτι τότε γεγέννησαι ἀριθμὸς δὲ ἐτῶν σου πολύς
Job 38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Job 38:22 "Have you entered the storehouses of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail, Job 38:22 ἦλθες δὲ ἐπὶ θησαυροὺς χιόνος θησαυροὺς δὲ χαλάζης ἑόρακας
Job 38:23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war? Job 38:23 Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle? Job 38:23 ἀπόκειται δέ σοι εἰς ὥραν ἐχθρῶν εἰς ἡμέραν πολέμου καὶ μάχης
Job 38:24 By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? Job 38:24 "Where is the way that the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth? Job 38:24 πόθεν δὲ ἐκπορεύεται πάχνη ἢ διασκεδάννυται νότος εἰς τὴν ὑπ᾽ οὐρανόν
Job 38:25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder; Job 38:25 "Who has cleft a channel for the flood, Or a way for the thunderbolt, Job 38:25 τίς δὲ ἡτοίμασεν ὑετῷ λάβρῳ ῥύσιν ὁδὸν δὲ κυδοιμῶν
Job 38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; Job 38:26 To bring rain on a land without people, On a desert without a man in it, Job 38:26 τοῦ ὑετίσαι ἐπὶ γῆν οὗ οὐκ ἀνήρ ἔρημον οὗ οὐχ ὑπάρχει ἄνθρωπος ἐν αὐτῇ
Job 38:27 To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring forth? Job 38:27 To satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the seeds of grass to sprout? Job 38:27 τοῦ χορτάσαι ἄβατον καὶ ἀοίκητον καὶ τοῦ ἐκβλαστῆσαι ἔξοδον χλόης
Job 38:28 Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? Job 38:28 "Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? Job 38:28 τίς ἐστιν ὑετοῦ πατήρ τίς δέ ἐστιν ὁ τετοκὼς βώλους δρόσου
Job 38:29 Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it? Job 38:29 "From whose womb has come the ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth? Job 38:29 ἐκ γαστρὸς δὲ τίνος ἐκπορεύεται ὁ κρύσταλλος πάχνην δὲ ἐν οὐρανῷ τίς τέτοκεν
Job 38:30 The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. Job 38:30 "Water becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned. Job 38:30 ἣ καταβαίνει ὥσπερ ὕδωρ ῥέον πρόσωπον δὲ ἀβύσσου τίς ἔπηξεν
Job 38:31 Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion? Job 38:31 "Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion? Job 38:31 συνῆκας δὲ δεσμὸν Πλειάδος καὶ φραγμὸν Ὠρίωνος ἤνοιξας
Job 38:32 Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Job 38:32 "Can you lead forth a constellation in its season, And guide the Bear with her satellites? Job 38:32 ἦ διανοίξεις μαζουρωθ ἐν καιρῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ Ἕσπερον ἐπὶ κόμης αὐτοῦ ἄξεις αὐτά
Job 38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? Job 38:33 "Do you know the ordinances of the heavens, Or fix their rule over the earth? Job 38:33 ἐπίστασαι δὲ τροπὰς οὐρανοῦ ἢ τὰ ὑπ᾽ οὐρανὸν ὁμοθυμαδὸν γινόμενα
Job 38:34 Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee? Job 38:34 "Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, So that an abundance of water will cover you? Job 38:34 καλέσεις δὲ νέφος φωνῇ καὶ τρόμῳ ὕδατος λάβρῳ ὑπακούσεταί σου
Job 38:35 Canst thou send lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are? Job 38:35 "Can you send forth lightnings that they may go And say to you, 'Here we are'? Job 38:35 ἀποστελεῖς δὲ κεραυνοὺς καὶ πορεύσονται ἐροῦσιν δέ σοι τί ἐστιν
Job 38:36 Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart? Job 38:36 "Who has put wisdom in the innermost being Or given understanding to the mind? Job 38:36 τίς δὲ ἔδωκεν γυναιξὶν ὑφάσματος σοφίαν ἢ ποικιλτικὴν ἐπιστήμην
Job 38:37 Who can number the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven, Job 38:37 "Who can count the clouds by wisdom, Or tip the water jars of the heavens, Job 38:37 τίς δὲ ὁ ἀριθμῶν νέφη σοφίᾳ οὐρανὸν δὲ εἰς γῆν ἔκλινεν
Job 38:38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together? Job 38:38 When the dust hardens into a mass And the clods stick together? Job 38:38 κέχυται δὲ ὥσπερ γῆ κονία κεκόλληκα δὲ αὐτὸν ὥσπερ λίθῳ κύβον
Job 38:39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions, Job 38:39 "Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, Job 38:39 θηρεύσεις δὲ λέουσιν βοράν ψυχὰς δὲ δρακόντων ἐμπλήσεις
Job 38:40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait? Job 38:40 When they crouch in their dens And lie in wait in their lair? Job 38:40 δεδοίκασιν γὰρ ἐν κοίταις αὐτῶν κάθηνται δὲ ἐν ὕλαις ἐνεδρεύοντες
Job 38:41 Who provideth for the raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for lack of meat. Job 38:41 "Who prepares for the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food? Job 38:41 τίς δὲ ἡτοίμασεν κόρακι βοράν νεοσσοὶ γὰρ αὐτοῦ πρὸς κύριον κεκράγασιν πλανώμενοι τὰ σῖτα ζητοῦντες

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