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That thou shouldest take it to the bound thereof, And that thou shouldest know the paths to the house
thereof? Knowest thou it, because thou wast then born? Or because the number of thy days is great? Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail, Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, Against the day of battle and war? By what
is the light parted, Which scattereth the east wind upon the earth? Who hath divided a watercourse for the overflow
ing of waters, Or a way for the lightning of thunder; To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is; On the wilderness, wherein there is no man; To satisfy the desolate and waste ground; And to cause the bud of the tender herb to spring
forth? Hath the rain a father? Or who hath begotten the drops of dew? Out of whose womb came the ice? And the hoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered
it? The waters are hid as with a stone, And the face of the deep is frozen. Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades,
Or loose the bands of Orion?
Canst thou bring forth Mazzaroth in his season? Or canst thou guide Arcturus with his sons? Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven?
Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds,
Knowest thou the time when the wild goats of the
rock bring forth? Or canst thou mark when the hinds do calve? Canst thou number the months that they fulfil? Or knowest thou the time when they bring forth?
They bow themselves, they bring forth their young
ones, They cast out their sorrows. Their young ones are in good liking, they grow up
They go forth, and return not unto them.
Or who hath loosed the bands of the wild ass?
Whose house I have made the wilderness,
of the mountains is his pasture, ,
furrow? Or will he harrow the valleys after thee? Wilt thou trust him, because his strength is great? Or wilt thou leave thy labour to him? Wilt thou believe him, that he will bring home thy
seed, And gather it into thy barn? Gavest thou the goodly wings unto the peacocks? Or wings and feathers unto the ostrich? Which leaveth her eggs in the earth, And warmeth them in dust,
And forgetteth that the foot may crush them,
they were not hers:
Doth the eagle mount up at thy command,
Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said, Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty in
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee?
Yea, twice; but I will proceed no further. Then answered the Lord unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
Gird up thy loins now like a man:
Hast thou an arm like God?
Or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?