1: Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind, 2: "Who is this who darkens counsel by words without knowledge? 3: Brace yourself like a man, for I will question you, then you answer me! 4: "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding. 5: Who determined its measures, if you know? Or who stretched the line on it? 6: Whereupon were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, 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 from the womb, 9: when I made clouds its garment, and wrapped it in thick darkness, 10: marked out for it my bound, set bars and doors, 11: and said, 'Here you may come, but no further. Here your proud waves shall be stayed?' 12: "Have you commanded the morning in your days, and caused the dawn to know its place; 13: that it might take hold of the ends of the earth, and shake the wicked out of it? 14: It is changed as clay under the seal, and stands forth as a garment. 15: From the wicked, their light is withheld. 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: "What is the way to the dwelling of light? As for darkness, where is its place, 20: that you should take it to its bound, that you should discern the paths to its house? 21: Surely 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 lightning distributed, or the east wind scattered on the earth? 25: Who has cut a channel for the flood water, or the path for the thunderstorm; 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, to cause the tender grass to spring forth? 28: Does the rain have a father? Or who fathers the drops of dew? 29: Out of whose womb came the ice? The gray frost of the sky, who has given birth to it? 30: The waters become hard like stone, when the surface of the deep is frozen. 31: "Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, or loosen the cords of Orion? 32: Can you lead forth the constellations in their season? Or can you guide the Bear with her cubs? 33: Do you know the laws of the heavens? Can you establish its dominion over 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? Do they report 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 bottles of the sky, 38: when the dust runs into a mass, and the clods of earth stick together? 39: "Can you hunt the prey for the lioness, or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, 40: when they crouch in their dens, and lie in wait in the thicket? 41: Who provides for the raven his prey, when his young ones cry to God, and wander for lack of food?