Job 38
Lamsa Bible Par ▾ 
1THEN the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

2Who is this that gives counsel by words without knowledge?

3Gird up your loins now, like a valiant man; for I will question you, and you shall answer me.

4Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Declare, if you have understanding.

5Who has laid its measures, if you know? Or who has stretched the line upon it?

6Upon what are its limits resting? Or who laid the cornerstone thereof?

7When did I create the morning stars, and all the angels shouted for joy?

8Or who shut up the sea with gates, when it broke forth as if it had issued out of the womb?

9When I made the cloud the garment of the earth, and thick darkness a swaddling hand for it,

10And prescribed limits for it, and set bars and doors,

11And said, Thus far shall you come, but no farther; and here shall your proud waves be stayed?

12Have you commanded the dawn since your days began; or do you know the place of the morning;

13That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, that the wicked might be thrown out of it?

14So that their bodies shall be turned into clay, and be thrown into a heap.

15The light of sinners shall be withheld, and the arm of the arrogant shall be broken.

16Have you entered into the depths of the sea? Or have you walked in the foundations of the deep?

17Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?

18Have you seen the whole breadth of the earth? Declare to me if you know it all.

19Where is the dwelling place of light, and where is the place of darkness?

20Do you know its borders and the path to its house?

21Do you remember when you were born, and do you know if you will live many days?

22Have you entered into the chambers of the snow? Or have you seen the storehouses of hail,

23Which are reserved against the time of distress, against the day of battle and war?

24Or in what manner is light distributed, and whence the wind comes forth upon the earth?

25Who causes a flash of lightning and a clap of thunder?

26Who causes it to rain on a land where no man is, in the wilderness where there is no inhabitant,

27To saturate every thicket, and cause the tender grass to spring up?

28Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?

29Out of whose womb did the dew and ice come forth? And who begot the hoary frost of heaven?

30The waters are hardened like a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen.

31Can you stop the movement of the Pleiades, or have you seen the path of Orion?

32Can you bring forth Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you stand in the paths of Aldebaran?

33Do you know the laws of the heavens? Or do you make ordinances for the earth?

34Can you lift up your voice to the clouds? Or can you cover them with abundance of waters?

35Can you send forth the lightnings, that they may go, and say to you. Here we are?

36Who has put wisdom in the inward parts? Or who has given vision to understanding?

37Who has numbered the clouds by his wisdom? And who has raised the pillars of heaven?

38Who has poured out soil upon the earth, and who has made the steep rocks?

39Who has given prey for the lion? Or filled the appetite of the young lions?

40Who has multiplied the beasts in the field? Or who has provided food for the raven?

41For its young ones cry to God, and faint for lack of food.

Holy Bible From The Ancient Eastern Texts: Aramaic Of The Peshitta by George M. Lamsa (1933)

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