King James Version
The First Speech of the
1 Then the LORD
answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
2 Who is this that
darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?
3 Gird up now thy loins
like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me.
4 Where wast thou when I
laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast
5 Who hath laid the
measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line
6 Whereupon are the
foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;
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 brake forth, as if it had issued out of the
9 When I made the cloud
the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
10 And brake up for it my
decreed place, and set bars and doors,
11 And said, Hitherto
shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be
12 Hast thou commanded
the morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know his
13 That it might take
hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out
14 It is turned as clay
to the seal; and they stand as a garment.
15 And from the wicked
their light is withholden, and the high arm shall be broken.
16 Hast thou entered into
the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the
17 Have the gates of
death been opened unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the
shadow of death?
18 Hast thou perceived
the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.
19 Where is the way where
light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
20 That thou shouldest
take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths
to the house thereof?
21 Knowest thou it,
because thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days is
22 Hast thou entered into
the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the
23 Which I have reserved
against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?
24 By what way is the
light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
25 Who hath divided a
watercourse for the overflowing of waters, or a way for the
lightning of thunder;
26 To cause it to rain on
the earth, where no man is; on the wilderness, wherein there is no
27 To satisfy the
desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the tender herb
to spring forth?
28 Hath the rain a
father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb came
the ice? and the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
30 The waters are hid as
with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.
31 Canst thou bind the
sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose the bands of Orion?
32 Canst thou bring forth
Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons?
33 Knowest thou the
ordinances of heaven? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the
34 Canst thou lift up thy
voice to the clouds, that abundance of waters may cover thee?
35 Canst thou send
lightnings, that they may go and say unto thee, Here we are?
36 Who hath put wisdom in
the inward parts? or who hath given understanding to the heart?
37 Who can number the
clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of heaven,
38 When the dust groweth
into hardness, and the clods cleave fast together?
39 Wilt thou hunt the
prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,
40 When they couch in
their dens, and abide in the covert to lie in wait?
41 Who provideth for the
raven his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander for
lack of meat.1
References and notes
1. King James Authorized Version
Biblical Evidences of Science -
3. Gospel House Music -
4. Factors causing problems in Bible interpretation by Bernard E
Northrup - http://www.ldolphin.org/bibleinterp.html
5. Seventh-day Adventist Bible Commentary Vol.3 pg 598