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35 Can you send lightning bolts on their way?
    Do they come to you and say, ‘Here we are’?
36 Who put wisdom ·inside the mind [or in the ibis; C an animal associated with wisdom and representing Thoth, the Egyptian god of wisdom]
    or understanding ·in the heart [or to the rooster]?
37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?
    Who can ·pour water from the jars [L tilt the wineskins] of the ·sky [heavens]

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35 Do you send the lightning bolts on their way?(A)
    Do they report to you, ‘Here we are’?
36 Who gives the ibis wisdom[a](B)
    or gives the rooster understanding?[b](C)
37 Who has the wisdom to count the clouds?
    Who can tip over the water jars(D) of the heavens(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Job 38:36 That is, wisdom about the flooding of the Nile
  2. Job 38:36 That is, understanding of when to crow; the meaning of the Hebrew for this verse is uncertain.

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