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Job 38:3-5 Lexham English Bible (LEB)

Prepare yourself for a difficult task like a man,[a]
and I will question you, and you shall declare to me.

Yahweh Interrogates Job

“Where were you at my laying the foundation of the earth?
Tell me, if you possess understanding.
Who determined its measurement? Yes, you do know.
Or who stretched the measuring line upon it?


  1. Job 38:3 Literally “Gird up like a man your loins”
Lexham English Bible (LEB)

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Job 38:3-5 New International Version (NIV)

Brace yourself like a man;
    I will question you,
    and you shall answer me.

“Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
    Tell me, if you understand.
Who marked off its dimensions? Surely you know!
    Who stretched a measuring line across it?

New International Version (NIV)

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