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  • Job 38:1-7

    The Lord answers from a whirlwind

    38 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:

    Who is this darkening counsel
        with words lacking knowledge?
    Prepare yourself like a man;
        I will interrogate you, and you will respond to me.

    The establishing of order

    Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundations?
        Tell me if you know.
    Who set its measurements? Surely you know.
        Who stretched a measuring tape on it?
    On what were its footings sunk;
        who laid its cornerstone,
        while the morning stars sang in unison
            and all the divine beings shouted?

  • Job 38:34-41

    34 Can you issue an order to the clouds
        so their abundant waters cover you?
    35 Can you send lightning so that it goes
        and then says to you, “I’m here”?
    36 Who put wisdom in remote places,
        or who gave understanding to a rooster?
    37 Who is wise enough to count the clouds,
            and who can tilt heaven’s water containers
    38     so that dust becomes mud
            and clods of dirt adhere?

    Lion and raven

    39 Can you hunt prey for the lion
        or fill the cravings of lion cubs?
    40 They lie in their den,
        lie in ambush in their lair.
    41 Who provides food for the raven
        when its young cry to God,
        move about without food?