God challengeth Job to answer.
Job 38:1 Then spake the LORDE vnto Iob out of the storme, and sayde: Job 38:2 what is he, that hydeth his mynde with foolysh wordes? Job 38:3 Gyrde vp thy loynes like a ma, for I will question the, se thou geue me a dyrecte answere.
God, by his mighty works, convinceth Job of ignorance,
Job 38:4 Where wast thou, when I layed ye foundacions of the earth? Tell planely yff thou hast vnderstondinge. Job 38:5 Who hath measured it, knowest thou? Or, who hath spred ye lyne vpon it? Job 38:6 Where vpon stode the pilers of it? Or, who layed ye corner stone? Job 38:7 where wast thou when the mornynge starres gaue me prayse, ad when all the angels of God reioysed? Job 38:8 Who shutt the see with dores, when it brake forth as a childe out off his mothers wombe? Job 38:9 When I made the cloudes to be a coueringe for it, and swedled it with ye darcke? Job 38:10 when I gaue it my comaundement, makynge dores & barres for it, Job 38:11 sayenge: Hither to shalt thou come, but no further, and here shalt thou laye downe thy proude and hye wawes. Job 38:12 Hast thou geue the mornynge his charge (as soone as thou wast borne) and shewed the dayespringe his place, Job 38:13 yt it might take holde of the corners of the earth, & yt the vngodly might be shake out? Job 38:14 Their tokes & weapes hast thou turned like claye, & set the vp agayne as the chaunginge of a garment. Job 38:15 Yee thou hast spoyled the vngodly off their light, & broke the arme of the proude. Job 38:16 Camest thou euer into the groude of the see, Or, hast thou walked in ye lowe corners of ye depe? Job 38:17 Haue the gates of death bene opened vnto the or hast thou sene the dore of euerlastige treasure? Job 38:18 Hast thou also perceaued, how brode ye earth is? Now yf thou hast knowlege of all, Job 38:19 the shewe me where light dwelleth, and where darcknes is: Job 38:20 yt thou mayest bringe vs vnto their quarters, yf thou cast tell the waye to their houses. Job 38:21 Knewest thou (when thou wast borne) how olde thou shuldest be? Job 38:22 Wentest thou euer in to the treasuries off the snowe, or hast thou sene ye secrete places of the hale: Job 38:23 which I haue prepared agaynst the tyme of trouble, agaynst the tyme of batell & warre? Job 38:24 By what waye is the light parted, & the heate dealt out vpon earth? Job 38:25 Who deuydeth the abundauce of waters in to ryuers, or who maketh a waye for the stormy wether, Job 38:26 yt it watereth & moystureth ye drye & baren grounde: Job 38:27 to make the grasse growe in places where no body dwelleth, & in the wildernes where no ma remayneth? Job 38:28 Who is the father of rayne? Or, who hath begotten the droppes of dew? Job 38:29 Out of whose wobe came the yse? who hath gendred the coldnes of ye ayre? Job 38:30 yt the waters are as harde as stones, & lye congeeled aboue the depe.
and of imbecility.
Job 38:31 Hast thou brought ye vij. starres together? Or, art thou able to breake the Circle of heaue? Job 38:32 Cast thou bringe forth the mornynge starre or the euenynge starre at couenient tyme, & coueye the home agayne? Job 38:33 Knowest thou the course off heaue, yt thou mayest set vp the ordinaunce therof vpo earth? Job 38:34 Morouer, cast thou lift vp thy voyce to ye cloudes, yt they maye poure downe a greate rayne vpo the? Job 38:35 Canst thou thodre also yt they maye go their waye, & be obediet vnto the, sayege: lo, here are we? Job 38:36 Who geueth sure wisdome, or stedfast vnderstodinge? Job 38:37 who nombreth the cloudes in wisdome? who stilleth ye vehement waters of the heaue? Job 38:38 who turneth the clottes to dust, & the to be clottes agayne? Job 38:39 Huntest thou the praye fro the Lyon, or fedest thou his whelpes Job 38:40 lyege in their denes & lurkinge in their couches? Job 38:41 who prouydeth meate for the rauen, whe his yonge ones crie vnto God, ad fle aboute for want of meate?