Job 38:1-11 New International Version

The LORD Convinces Job of Ignorance

38 1  Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said: 2  "Who is this that obscures my plans with words without knowledge? 3  Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.

4  "Where were you when I laid the earth's foundation? Tell me, if you understand. 5  Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know! Who stretched a measuring line across it? 6  On what were its footings set, or who laid its cornerstone- 7  while the morning stars sang together and all the angels[1] shouted for joy? 8  "Who shut up the sea behind doors when it burst forth from the womb, 9  when I made the clouds its garment and wrapped it in thick darkness, 10  when I fixed limits for it and set its doors and bars in place, 11  when I said, 'This far you may come and no farther; here is where your proud waves halt'?


[1] 38:7 Hebrew "the sons of God"

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