THE BOOKE OF Iob. Chapter 38

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Job Chapter 38 Original 1611 Bible Scan
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1 God chalengeth Iob to answer. 4 God by his mighty workes, conuinceth Iob of Ignorance, 31 and of imbecillity.

1Then the Lord answered Iob out of the whirlewind, and sayd,

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2Who is this that darkneth counsell by words without knowledge?

3Gird vp nowe thy loines like a man; for I will demaund of thee, and answere thou me.3

4Where wast thou when I layd the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast vnderstanding.4

5Who hath layd the measures thereof, if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line vpon it?

6Wherepuon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who layd the corner stone thereof?6

7When the morning starres sang together, and all the sonnes of God shouted for ioy.

8Or who shut vp the sea with doores, when it brake foorth as if it had issued out of the wombe?8

9When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thicke darknesse a swadling band for it,

10And brake vp for it my decreed place, and set barres and doores,10

11And said, Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and heere shall thy proud waues be stayed.11

12Hast thou commaunded the morning since thy daies? and caused the day-spring to know his place,

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13That it might take hold of the endes of the earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it?13

14It is turned as clay to the seale, and they stand as a garment.

15And from the wicked their light is withholden, and the high arme shalbe broken.

16Hast thou entred into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

17Haue the gates of death bene opened vnto thee? or hast thou seene the doores of the shadow of death?

18Hast thou perceiued the breadth of the earth? Declare if thou knowest it all.

19Where is the way where light dwelleth? And as for darknesse, where is the place thereof?

20That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the pathes to the house thereof.20

21Knowest thou it, because thou wast then borne? or because the number of thy daies is great?

22Hast thou entred into the treasures of the snowe? or hast thou seene the treasures of the haile,

23Which I haue reserued against the time of trouble, against the day of battaile and warre?

24By what way is the light parted? which scattereth the East wind vpon the earth.

25Who hath diuided a water-course for the ouerflowing of waters? or a way for the lightning of thunder,

26To cause it to raine on the earth, where no man is: on the wildernesse wherein there is no man?

27To satisfie the desolate and waste ground, and to cause the bud of the tender herbe to spring forth.

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28Hath the raine a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?

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29Out of whose wombe came the yce? and the hoary frost of heauen, who hath gendred it?

30The waters are hid as with a stone, and the face of the deepe is frozen.30

31Canst thou bind the sweete influences of Pleiades? or loose the bands of Orion?31

32Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season, or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sonnes?32

33Knowest thou the ordinances of heauen? canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?

34Canst thou lift vp thy voice to the cloudes, that abundance of waters may couer thee?

35Canst thou send lightnings, that they may goe, and say vnto thee, Here we are?35

36Who hath put wisedome in the inward parts? or who hath giuen vnderstanding to the heart?36

37Who can number the cloudes in wisedome? or who can stay the bottles of heauen,37

38When the dust groweeh into hardnesse, and the clods cleaue fast together?38

39Wilt thou hunt the pray for the lyon? or fill the appetite of the young lyons,39

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40When they couch in their dennes, and abide in the couert to lie in waite?

41Who prouideth for the rauen his foode? when his young ones cry vnto God, they wander for lacke of meate.41

Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Job Chapter 38

3 Heb. make me know.
4 Psal. 104. 5. prou. 30.4. , Heb. if thou knowest vnderstanding.
6 Heb. sockets. , Heb. made to sinke.
8 Psal.104.9
10 Or, established my decree vpon it.
11 Heb. the pride of thy waues.
13 Heb. wings.
20 Or, at.
30 Heb. is taken.
31 Or, the seuen-starres. Heb. Cimah. , Heb. Cesil.
32 Or, the twelue signes. , Heb. guide them.
35 Heb. behold vs.
36 Chap.32. 8. Eccle.2. 26.
37 Heb. who can cause to lie downe.
38 Or, when the dust is turned into myre. , Heb. is powred.
39 Psal.104. 21. , Heb. the life.
41 Psal.147. 9. Math.6. 26.

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