Bible: Job 38:1-7

VI. The Divine Speeches (38:1-42:6)

The Lord’s First Speech 1 

38:1 Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind: 2 

38:2Who is this 3  who darkens counsel 4 

with words without knowledge?

38:3 Get ready for a difficult task 5  like a man;

I will question you

and you will inform me!

God’s questions to Job

38:4Where were you

when I laid the foundation 6  of the earth?

Tell me, 7  if you possess understanding!

38:5 Who set its measurements – if 8  you know

or who stretched a measuring line across it?

38:6 On what 9  were its bases 10  set,

or who laid its cornerstone

38:7 when the morning stars 11  sang 12  in chorus, 13 

and all the sons of God 14  shouted for joy?

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