Counsel without Knowledge - Job 38

Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the  whirlwind, and said, 

Job 38:2 Who is this that darkeneth  counsel by words without knowledge? 

Job 38:3 Gird up now  thy loins like a man; for I will demand of thee, and answer  thou me. 

Job 38:4 Where wast thou when I laid the  foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast  understanding. 

Job 38:5 Who hath laid the measures thereof,  if thou knowest? or who hath stretched the line upon it?  

Job 38:6 Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or  who laid the corner stone thereof; 

Job 38:7 When the morning  stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?  

Job 38:8 Or who shut up the sea with doors, when it brake  forth, as if it had issued out of the womb? 

Job 38:9 When I  made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a  swaddlingband 
for it, 


Job 38:10 And brake up for it my  decreed place, and set bars and doors, 

Job 38:11 And said,  Hitherto shalt thou come, but no further: and here shall thy  proud waves be stayed? 

Job 38:12 Hast thou commanded the  morning since thy days; and caused the dayspring to know  his place; 

Job 38:13 That it might take hold of the ends of the  earth, that the wicked might be shaken out of it? 

Job 38:14 It  is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.  

Job 38:15 And from the wicked their light is withholden, and  the high arm shall be broken. 

Job 38:16 Hast thou entered  into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search  of the depth? 

Job 38:17 Have the gates of death been opened  unto thee? or hast thou seen the doors of the shadow of  death? 

Job 38:18 Hast thou perceived the breadth of the  earth? declare if thou knowest it all. 

Job 38:19 Where is the  way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where  is the place thereof, 

Job 38:20 That thou shouldest take it to  the bound thereof, and that thou shouldest know the paths  to the house thereof? 

Job 38:21 Knowest thou it, because  thou wast then born? or because the number of thy days  is great? 

Job 38:22 Hast thou entered into the treasures of  the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,  

Job 38:23 Which I have reserved against the time of trouble,  against the day of battle and war? 

Job 38:24 By what way is  the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the  earth? 

Job 38:25 Who hath divided a watercourse for the  overflowing of waters, or a way for the lightning of thunder;  

Job 38:26 To cause it to rain on the earth, where no man is;  on the wilderness, wherein there is no man; 

Job 38:27 To  satisfy the desolate and waste ground; and to cause the  bud of the tender herb to spring forth? 

Job 38:28 Hath the rain  a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew? 

Job 38:29  Out of whose womb came the ice? and the hoary frost of  heaven, who hath gendered it? 

Job 38:30 The waters are hid  as with a stone, and the face of the deep is frozen. 

Job 38:31  Canst thou bind the sweet influences of Pleiades, or loose  the bands of Orion? 

Job 38:32 Canst thou bring forth  Mazzaroth in his season? or canst thou guide Arcturus with  
his sons? 

Job 38:33 Knowest thou the ordinances of heaven?  canst thou set the dominion thereof in the earth? 

Job 38:34  Canst thou lift up thy voice to the clouds, that abundance of  waters may cover thee? 

Job 38:35 Canst thou send lightnings,  that they may go, and say unto thee, Here we are? 

Job 38:36  Who hath put wisdom in the inward parts? or who hath  given understanding to the heart? 

Job 38:37 Who can number  the clouds in wisdom? or who can stay the bottles of  heaven, 

Job 38:38 When the dust groweth into hardness, and  the clods cleave fast together? 

Job 38:39 Wilt thou hunt the  prey for the lion? or fill the appetite of the young lions,   

Job 38:40 When they couch in their dens, and abide in the  covert to lie in wait? 

Job 38:41 Who provideth for the raven  his food? when his young ones cry unto God, they wander  for lack of meat.  KJV