Thematic Bible

Job 38:1 (show verse)

Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,

Job 38:2 (show verse)

“Who is this that darkens counsel
By words without knowledge?

Job 38:3 (show verse)

“Now gird up your loins like a man,
And I will ask you, and you instruct Me!
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:4 (show verse)

“Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you have understanding,

Job 38:5 (show verse)

Who set its measurements? Since you know.
Or who stretched the line on it?
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:6 (show verse)

“On what were its bases sunk?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:7 (show verse)

When the morning stars sang together
And all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Job 38:8 (show verse)

“Or who enclosed the sea with doors
When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb;

Job 38:9 (show verse)

When I made a cloud its garment
And thick darkness its swaddling band,

Job 38:10 (show verse)

And I placed boundaries on it
And set a bolt and doors,

Job 38:11 (show verse)

And I said, ‘Thus far you shall come, but no farther;
And here shall your proud waves stop’?

Job 38:12 (show verse)

“Have you ever in your life commanded the morning,
And caused the dawn to know its place,

Job 38:13 (show verse)

That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
And the wicked be shaken out of it?

Job 38:14 (show verse)

“It is changed like clay under the seal;
And they stand forth like a garment.

Job 38:15 (show verse)

From the wicked their light is withheld,
And the uplifted arm is broken.
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:16 (show verse)

“Have you entered into the springs of the sea
Or walked in the recesses of the deep?

Job 38:17 (show verse)

“Have the gates of death been revealed to you,
Or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Job 38:18 (show verse)

“Have you understood the expanse of the earth?
Tell Me, if you know all this.

Job 38:19 (show verse)

“Where is the way to the dwelling of light?
And darkness, where is its place,

Job 38:20 (show verse)

That you may take it to its territory
And that you may discern the paths to its home?

Job 38:21 (show verse)

“You know, for you were born then,
And the number of your days is great!
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:22 (show verse)

“Have you entered the storehouses of the snow,
Or have you seen the storehouses of the hail,

Job 38:23 (show verse)

Which I have reserved for the time of distress,
For the day of war and battle?
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:24 (show verse)

“Where is the way that the light is divided,
Or the east wind scattered on the earth?

Job 38:25 (show verse)

“Who has cleft a channel for the flood,
Or a way for the thunderbolt,
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:26 (show verse)

To bring rain on a land without people,
On a desert without a man in it,

Job 38:27 (show verse)

To satisfy the waste and desolate land
And to make the seeds of grass to sprout?

Job 38:28 (show verse)

“Has the rain a father?
Or who has begotten the drops of dew?
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:29 (show verse)

“From whose womb has come the ice?
And the frost of heaven, who has given it birth?

Job 38:30 (show verse)

“Water becomes hard like stone,
And the surface of the deep is imprisoned.
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:31 (show verse)

“Can you bind the chains of the Pleiades,
Or loose the cords of Orion?

Job 38:32 (show verse)

“Can you lead forth a constellation in its season,
And guide the Bear with her satellites?

Job 38:33 (show verse)

“Do you know the ordinances of the heavens,
Or fix their rule over the earth?
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:34 (show verse)

“Can you lift up your voice to the clouds,
So that an abundance of water will cover you?

Job 38:35 (show verse)

“Can you send forth lightnings that they may go
And say to you, ‘Here we are’?

Job 38:36 (show verse)

“Who has put wisdom in the innermost being
Or given understanding to the mind?
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:37 (show verse)

“Who can count the clouds by wisdom,
Or tip the water jars of the heavens,

Job 38:38 (show verse)

When the dust hardens into a mass
And the clods stick together?
No Themes for this verse.

Job 38:39 (show verse)

“Can you hunt the prey for the lion,
Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions,

Job 38:40 (show verse)

When they crouch in their dens
And lie in wait in their lair?

Job 38:41 (show verse)

“Who prepares for the raven its nourishment
When its young cry to God
And wander about without food?