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Passage Lookup: Job 38:1-41

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Job 38:1
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Then the Lord (a)answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,
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Job 38:2
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"Who is this that (b)darkens counsel By words without knowledge?
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Job 38:3
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"Now (c)gird up your loins like a man, And (d)I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
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Job 38:4
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"Where were you (e)when I laid the foundation of the earth? Tell Me, if you [a]have understanding,
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Job 38:5
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Who set its (f)measurements? Since you know. Or who stretched the line on it?
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Job 38:6
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"On what (g)were its bases sunk? Or who laid its cornerstone,
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Job 38:7
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When the morning stars sang together And all the (h)sons of God shouted for joy?
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Job 38:8
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"Or who (i)enclosed the sea with doors When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;
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Job 38:9
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When I made a cloud its garment And thick darkness its swaddling band,
Job 38:10
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And I [b](j)placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors,
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Job 38:11
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And I said, ‘Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop'?
Job 38:12
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"Have you [c]ever in your life commanded the morning, And caused the dawn to know its place,
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Job 38:13
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That it might take hold of (k)the ends of the earth, And (l)the wicked be shaken out of it?
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Job 38:14
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"It is changed like clay under the seal; And they stand forth like a garment.
Job 38:15
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"(m)From the wicked their light is withheld, And the (n)uplifted arm is broken.
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Job 38:16
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"Have you entered into (o)the springs of the sea Or walked [d]in the recesses of the deep?
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Job 38:17
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"Have the gates of death been revealed to you, Or have you seen the gates of (p)deep darkness?
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Job 38:18
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"Have you understood the [e]expanse of (q)the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this.
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Job 38:19
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"Where is the way to the dwelling of light? And darkness, where is its place,
Job 38:20
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That you may take it to (r)its territory And that you may discern the paths to its [f]home?
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Job 38:21
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"You know, for (s)you were born then, And the number of your days is great!
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Job 38:22
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"Have you entered the storehouses (t)of the snow, Or have you seen the storehouses of the (u)hail,
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Job 38:23
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Which I have reserved for the time of distress, For the day of war and battle?
Job 38:24
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"Where is the way that (v)the light is divided, Or the east wind scattered on the earth?
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Job 38:25
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"Who has cleft a channel for the flood, Or a way for the thunderbolt,
Job 38:26
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To bring (w)rain on a land without [g]people, On a desert without a man in it,
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Job 38:27
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To (x)satisfy the waste and desolate land And to make the [h]seeds of grass to sprout?
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Job 38:28
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"Has (y)the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
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Job 38:29
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"From whose womb has come the (z)ice? And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?
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Job 38:30
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"Water [i]becomes hard like stone, And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.
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Job 38:31
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"Can you bind the chains of the (aa)Pleiades, Or loose the cords of Orion?
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Job 38:32
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"Can you lead forth a [j]constellation in its season, And guide the Bear with her [k]satellites?
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Job 38:33
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"Do you know the (ab)ordinances of the heavens, Or fix their rule over the earth?
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Job 38:34
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"Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, So that an (ac)abundance of water will cover you?
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Job 38:35
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"Can you (ad)send forth lightnings that they may go And say to you, ‘Here we are'?
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Job 38:36
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"Who has (ae)put wisdom in the innermost being Or given (af)understanding to the [l]mind?
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Job 38:37
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"Who can count the clouds by wisdom, Or (ag)tip the water jars of the heavens,
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Job 38:38
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When the dust hardens into a mass And the clods stick together?
Job 38:39
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"Can you hunt the (ah)prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,
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Job 38:40
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When they (ai)crouch in their dens And lie in wait in their lair?
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Job 38:41
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"Who prepares for (aj)the raven its nourishment When its young cry to God And wander about without food?
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