Job 38-39 New International Version (NIV)
The Lord Speaks
38 Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm. He said:
2 “Who is this that obscures my plans
4 “Where were you when I laid the earth’s foundation?
8 “Who shut up the sea behind doors
12 “Have you ever given orders to the morning,
16 “Have you journeyed to the springs of the sea
19 “What is the way to the abode of light?
22 “Have you entered the storehouses of the snow
31 “Can you bind the chains[b] of the Pleiades?
34 “Can you raise your voice to the clouds
39 “Do you hunt the prey for the lioness
39 “Do you know when the mountain goats give birth?
5 “Who let the wild donkey go free?
9 “Will the wild ox consent to serve you?
13 “The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully,
19 “Do you give the horse its strength
26 “Does the hawk take flight by your wisdom
Job 38-39 The Message (MSG)
God Confronts Job
Have You Gotten to the Bottom of Things?
38 And now, finally, God answered Job from the eye of a violent storm. He said:
2-11 “Why do you confuse the issue?
12-15 “And have you ever ordered Morning, ‘Get up!’
16-18 “Have you ever gotten to the true bottom of things,
19-21 “Do you know where Light comes from
22-30 “Have you ever traveled to where snow is made,
31-33 “Can you catch the eye of the beautiful Pleiades sisters,
34-35 “Can you get the attention of the clouds,
What Do You Have to Say for Yourself?
36-38 “Who do you think gave weather-wisdom to the ibis,
39-41 “Can you teach the lioness to stalk her prey
39 1-4 “Do you know the month when mountain goats give birth?
5-8 “Who do you think set the wild donkey free,
9-12 “Will the wild buffalo condescend to serve you,
13-18 “The ostrich flaps her wings futilely—
19-25 “Are you the one who gave the horse his prowess
26-30 “Was it through your know-how that the hawk learned to fly,
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