The Editors’ Quote of the Day:

“Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Who is this that darkeneth counsel by words without knowledge?

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

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

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

Whereupon are the foundations thereof fastened? or who laid the corner stone thereof;

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

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

When I made the cloud the garment thereof, and thick darkness a swaddlingband for it,

And brake up for it my decreed place, and set bars and doors,

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

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

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

It is turned as clay to the seal; and they stand as a garment.

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

Hast thou entered into the springs of the sea? or hast thou walked in the search of the depth?

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

Hast thou perceived the breadth of the earth? declare if thou knowest it all.

Where is the way where light dwelleth? and as for darkness, where is the place thereof,

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

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

Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? or hast thou seen the treasures of the hail,

Which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?

By what way is the light parted, which scattereth the east wind upon the earth?

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

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

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

Hath the rain a father? or who hath begotten the drops of dew?” – Job 38: 1-28 (KJV)

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  1. 1 Then the Lord responded to Job out of a violent storm. He said:

    2 Who is this who spreads darkness over my plans
    with his ignorant words?
    3 Get ready for action[a] like a man!
    Then I will ask you questions,
    and you will inform me.
    4 Where were you when I laid the foundation of the earth?
    Tell me, if you understand anything about it.
    5 Who determined its dimensions?
    I am sure you know.
    Who stretched out the surveying line over it?
    6 What supports its foundation?
    Who set its cornerstone in place,
    7 when the morning stars sang loud songs together,
    and all the sons of God shouted for joy?[b]
    8 Who locked up the sea behind doors
    when it burst out of the womb?
    9 When I clothed the sea with clouds,
    when I wrapped it with thick darkness as its swaddling cloths,
    10 when I broke its power with my decree,
    when I locked it up behind barred, double doors,
    11 I said, “You may come this far, but no farther.
    Here is the barrier for your proud waves.”
    12 Have you ever in all your days given a command to the morning?
    Have you ever set a time for the sun to rise,
    13 so it may grab the earth by its edges
    and shake the wicked out of it?
    14 The earth’s shapes become visible like designs impressed on clay,
    and its decorations can be seen like those on a garment.
    15 Their light is withheld from the wicked,
    and an uplifted arm is broken.
    16 Have you ever traveled to the sources of the sea
    or walked around in the dark depths of the ocean?
    17 Have the gates of death been revealed to you?
    Have you seen the gates of the shadow of death?[c]
    18 Do you comprehend the vast expanses of the earth?
    Tell me, if you know all this.
    19 How can someone get to the dwelling of light?
    Where is the place for darkness?
    20 Could you lead it to its property?
    Do you know the way to its house?
    21 You must know that, since you were born before it,
    and you have lived for so many days!
    22 Have you visited the warehouses where the snow is kept?
    Have you seen the warehouses[d] where the hail is stored?
    23 I have reserved them for troubled times,
    for days of battle and war.
    24 What is the way to the place where the lightning divides,[e]
    where the east wind is scattered over the earth?
    25 Who has excavated a channel for the floodwaters
    and a road for the rolling thunder?
    26 They bring rain to lands where no one lives,
    to a wilderness without a person in it.
    27 The rain satisfies the wilderness and wasteland
    and causes the dry ground to produce green plants.
    28 Does the rain have a father?
    Who is the father of the drops of dew? – Job 38:1-28 (EHV)


    [a] Job 38:3 Or hitch up your robes with a belt
    [b] Job 38:7 It is not certain whether the terms morning stars and sons of God refer to stars, angels, or both.
    [c] Job 38:17 The scribes of the Hebrew text consistently spell this word as shadow of death. Many recent translations alter the spelling to a very similar word that means deep darkness. The EHV in many cases retains the traditional reading.
    [d] Job 38:22 Or armories
    [e] Job 38:24 Or light is distributed

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