By words cwithout knowledge?
3 dGird up now thy loins like a man;
Declare, †if thou hast understanding.
Or who hath stretched the line upon it?
Or who laid kthe corner stone thereof;
8 Or who nshut up the sea with doors,
When it obrake forth, as if it had issued out of the womb?
9 When I hmade the cloud the garment thereof,
And pthick darkness a swaddlingband for it,
And hset bars and doors,
12 sHast thou commanded the morning since thy days;
And caused the dayspring to know his place;
13 That it might take hold of the †ends of the earth,
That the wicked might be tshaken out of it?
And they stand as a garment.
15 And from the wicked utheir light is withholden,
And xthe high arm shall be broken.
Or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?
17 Have ythe gates of death been opened unto thee?
Or hast thou seen the doors of zthe shadow of death?
18 Hast thou aperceived the breadth of the earth?
Declare if thou knowest it all.
19 bWhere is the way where light dwelleth?
And as for darkness, where is the place thereof,
20 That thou shouldest take it ||to the bound thereof,
And that thou shouldest know cthe paths to the house thereof?
21 Knowest thou it, dbecause thou wast then born?
Or because the number of thy days is great?
22 Hast thou entered into ethe treasures of the snow?
Or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,
Against the day of battle and war?
24 bBy what way is the light parted,
Which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?
25 Who hath divided a hwatercourse for the overflowing of waters,
Or a way for ithe lightning of thunder;
26 To cause it to rain kon the earth, where no man is;
On lthe wilderness, wherein there is no man;
27 To satisfy the mdesolate and waste ground;
And to cause the bud of the ntender herb to spring forth?
28 oHath the rain a father?
Or who hath begotten the drops of dew?
29 Out of whose womb came the pice?
And the phoary frost of heaven, who hath gendered it?
32 Canst thou bring forth ||Mazzaroth in his season?
33 Knowest thou wthe ordinances of heaven?
Canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth?
That xabundance of waters may cover thee?
And say unto thee, †Here we are?
Or who hath given yunderstanding to the heart?
Or †who can stay the bottles of heaven,
39 Wilt thou hunt the prey for the dlion?
41 Who provideth for the iraven his food?
When his young ones cry unto God,
They wander for lack of meat.
About King James Version
This King James Version is based upon the Pure Cambridge Edition first published around 1900. It has been carefully typeset to remove any typographical errors and accurately reflects the original text.