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35 Can you send forth the lightnings on their way,
    so that they say to you, “Here we are”?
36 Who gives wisdom to the ibis,
    and gives the rooster[a] understanding?
37 Who counts the clouds with wisdom?
    Who tilts the water jars of heaven

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Footnotes

  1. 38:36 Ibis…rooster: the translation is uncertain.

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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