Iyov 38
1Then Hashem answered Iyov out of the whirlwind, and said, 2Who is this that darkeneth etzah (counsel) with words without da'as? 3Gird up now thy loins like a gever; for I will ask of thee, and thou wilt answer Me. 4Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of eretz? Tell, if thou hast binah. 5Who hath drafted the dimensions thereof, if thou hast da'as? Or who hath stretched a measuring line across it? 6Whereupon are the foundations thereof set? Or who laid the even-pinnah (cornerstone) thereof 7When the kokhvei boker sang together, and all the Bnei Elohim shouted for joy? 8Or who shut up the yam behind doors? Who brought it forth, issuing out of the rekhem (womb) 9When I made the anan the garment thereof, and thick darkness its swaddling band, 10And fixed bounds for it, and set bars and dlatot (doors), 11And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further; and poh (here) shall thy proud waves be stopped? 12Hast thou commanded the boker since thy yamim began; or caused the shachar (dawn) to know its place; 13That it might seize the ends of ha'aretz, that the resha'im be shaken out of it? 14It is changed like chomer (clay) under the khotam (seal); and they stand out like a garment. 15And from the resha'im their ohr is denied, and the upraised zero'a shall be broken. 16Hast thou entered into the springs of the yam? Or hast thou walked in the recesses of the tehom? 17Have the sha'arei mavet been disclosed unto thee? Or hast thou seen the sha'arei tzalmavet? 18Hast thou perceived the expanse of eretz? Tell Me if thou hast da'as of it all. 19Where is the derech where ohr dwelleth? And as for choshech, where is the place thereof, 20That thou shouldest take it to its border, and that thou shouldest have da'as of the paths to its bais? 21Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? Or because the mispar of thy yamim is so great? 22Hast thou entered into the otzrot (storehouses) of the snow? Or hast thou seen the otzrot of barad (hail), 23Which I have reserved for the time of tzar, for the yom kerav (battle) and milchamah (war)? 24Which is the derech where the ohr is distributed, where is scattered the east wind upon eretz? 25Who hath cut a channel for the overflowing of waters, or a derech for the lightning of thunder, 26To cause it to rain on eretz, where lo ish is; on midbar, wherein there is lo adam; 27To saturate a desolate and waste ground; and to cause the bud of the desheh to spring forth? 28Hath the rain an av? Or who hath begotten the drops of tal (dew)? 29Out of whose beten cometh the ice? And the frost of Shomayim, who giveth birth to it? 30The mayim harden like even (stone), and the face of tehom is frozen. 31Canst thou bind the chains of the Pleiades, or loose the bonds of Orion? 32Canst thou bring forth Mazzarot in their times? Or canst thou guide the Bear with its banim? 33Knowest thou the chukkot of Shomayim? Canst thou set the rule over ha'aretz? 34Canst thou lift up thy kol (voice) to the clouds, that abundance of mayim may cover thee? 35Canst thou send lightning bolts, that they may go and say unto thee, Hineinu (here we are)? 36Who hath put chochmah in the inward parts, or who hath given binah to the mind? 37Who can number the clouds in chochmah, or who can tip the waterskins of Shomayim, 38When the dust hardens into a clump, and the clods cleave fast together? 39Wilt thou hunt the teref for the lioness, or fill the appetite of her whelps, 40When they crouch in their me'onot (dens), and abide in the lair to lie in ambush? 41Who provideth for the raven his food? When his young ones cry unto El, they wander about for lack of okhel.
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