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Job 38


1  Then the LORD3068 answered6030 853 Job347 out of4480 the whirlwind,5591 and said,559

2  Who4310 is this2088 that darkeneth2821 counsel6098 by words4405 without1097 knowledge?1847

3  Gird up247 now4994 thy loins2504 like a man;1397 for I will demand7592 of thee, and answer3045 thou me.

4  Where375 wast1961 thou when I laid the foundations3245 of the earth?776 declare,5046 if518 thou hast understanding.3045 998

5  Who4310 hath laid7760 the measures4461 thereof, if3588 thou knowest?3045 or176 who4310 hath stretched5186 the line6957 upon5921 it?

6  Whereupon5921 4100 are the foundations134 thereof fastened?2883 or176 who4310 laid3384 the corner6438 stone68 thereof;

7  When the morning1242 stars3556 sang7442 together,3162 and all3605 the sons1121 of God430 shouted for joy?7321

8  Or who shut up5526 the sea3220 with doors,1817 when it broke forth,1518 as if it had issued out3318 of the womb?4480 7358

9  When I made7760 the cloud6051 the garment3830 thereof, and thick darkness6205 a swaddling band2854 for it,

10  And broke up7665 for5921 it my decreed2706 place, and set7760 bars1280 and doors,1817

11  And said,559 Hitherto5704 6311 shalt thou come,935 but no3808 further:3254 and here6311 shall thy proud1347 waves1530 be stayed?7896

12  Hast thou commanded6680 the morning1242 since thy days;4480 3117 and caused the dayspring7837 to know3045 his place;4725

13  That it might take hold270 of the ends3671 of the earth,776 that the wicked7563 might be shaken5287 out of4480 it?

14  It is turned2015 as clay2563 to the seal;2368 and they stand3320 as3644 a garment.3830

15  And from the wicked4480 7563 their light216 is withheld,4513 and the high7311 arm2220 shall be broken.7665

16  Hast thou entered935 into5704 the springs5033 of the sea?3220 or hast thou walked1980 in the search2714 of the depth?8415

17  Have the gates8179 of death4194 been opened1540 unto thee? or hast thou seen7200 the doors8179 of the shadow of death?6757

18  Hast thou perceived995 5704 the breadth7338 of the earth?776 declare5046 if518 thou knowest3045 it all.3605

19  Where335 2088 is the way1870 where light216 dwelleth?7931 and as for darkness,2822 where335 2088 is the place4725 thereof,

20  That3588 thou shouldest take3947 it to413 the bound1366 thereof, and that3588 thou shouldest know995 the paths5410 to the house1004 thereof?

21  Knowest3045 thou it, because3588 thou wast then227 born?3205 or because the number4557 of thy days3117 is great?7227

22  Hast thou entered935 into413 the treasures214 of the snow?7950 or hast thou seen7200 the treasures214 of the hail,1259

23  Which834 I have reserved2820 against the time6256 of trouble,6862 against the day3117 of battle7128 and war?4421

24  By what335 2088 way1870 is the light216 parted,2505 which scattereth6327 the east wind6921 upon5921 the earth?776

25  Who4310 hath divided6385 a watercourse8585 for the overflowing of waters,7858 or a way1870 for the lightning2385 of thunder;6963

26  To cause it to rain4305 on5921 the earth,776 where no3808 man376 is; on the wilderness,4057 wherein there is no3808 man;120

27  To satisfy7646 the desolate7722 and waste4875 ground; and to cause the bud4161 of the tender herb1877 to spring forth?6779

28  Hath3426 the rain4306 a father?1 or176 who4310 hath begotten3205 the drops96 of dew?2919

29  Out of whose womb4480 990 4310 came3318 the ice?7140 and the hoary frost3713 of heaven,8064 who4310 hath engendered3205 it?

30  The waters4325 are hid2244 as with a stone,68 and the face6440 of the deep8415 is frozen.3920

31  Canst thou bind7194 the sweet influences4575 of Pleiades,3598 or176 loose6605 the bands4189 of Orion?3685

32  Canst thou bring forth3318 Mazzaroth4216 in his season?6256 or canst thou guide5148 Arcturus5906 with5921 his sons?1121

33  Knowest3045 thou the ordinances2708 of heaven?8064 canst thou set7760 the dominion4896 thereof in the earth?776

34  Canst thou lift up7311 thy voice6963 to the clouds,5645 that abundance8229 of waters4325 may cover3680 thee?

35  Canst thou send7971 lightnings,1300 that they may go,1980 and say559 unto thee, Here2009 we are?

36  Who4310 hath put7896 wisdom2451 in the inward parts?2910 or176 who4310 hath given5414 understanding998 to the heart?7907

37  Who4310 can number5608 the clouds7834 in wisdom?2451 or who4310 can stay7901 the bottles5035 of heaven,8064

38  When the dust6083 groweth3332 into hardness,4165 and the clods7263 cleave fast together?1692

39  Wilt thou hunt6679 the prey2964 for the lion?3833 or fill4390 the appetite2416 of the young lions,3715

40  When3588 they couch7817 in their dens,4585 and abide3427 in the covert5521 to lie in wait?3926 695

41  Who4310 provideth3559 for the raven6158 his food?6718 when3588 his young ones3206 cry7768 unto413 God,410 they wander8582 for lack1097 of meat.400


1 μετὰ δὲ τὸ παύσασθαι Ελιουν τῆς λέξεως εἶπεν ὁ κύριος τῷ Ιωβ διὰ λαίλαπος καὶ νεφῶν

2 τίς οὗτος ὁ κρύπτων με βουλήν συνέχων δὲ ῥήματα ἐν καρδίᾳ ἐμὲ δὲ οἴεται κρύπτειν

3 ζῶσαι ὥσπερ ἀνὴρ τὴν ὀσφύν σου ἐρωτήσω δέ σε σὺ δέ μοι ἀποκρίθητι

4 ποῦ ἦς ἐν τῷ θεμελιοῦν με τὴν γῆν ἀπάγγειλον δέ μοι εἰ ἐπίστῃ σύνεσιν

5 τίς ἔθετο τὰ μέτρα αὐτῆς εἰ οἶδας ἢ τίς ὁ ἐπαγαγὼν σπαρτίον ἐπ᾽ αὐτῆς

6 ἐπὶ τίνος οἱ κρίκοι αὐτῆς πεπήγασιν τίς δέ ἐστιν ὁ βαλὼν λίθον γωνιαῖον ἐπ᾽ αὐτῆς

7 ὅτε ἐγενήθησαν ἄστρα ᾔνεσάν με φωνῇ μεγάλῃ πάντες ἄγγελοί μου

8 ἔφραξα δὲ θάλασσαν πύλαις ὅτε ἐμαίμασσεν ἐκ κοιλίας μητρὸς αὐτῆς ἐκπορευομένη

9 ἐθέμην δὲ αὐτῇ νέφος ἀμφίασιν ὁμίχλῃ δὲ αὐτὴν ἐσπαργάνωσα

10 ἐθέμην δὲ αὐτῇ ὅρια περιθεὶς κλεῖθρα καὶ πύλας

11 εἶπα δὲ αὐτῇ μέχρι τούτου ἐλεύσῃ καὶ οὐχ ὑπερβήσῃ ἀλλ᾽ ἐν σεαυτῇ συντριβήσεταί σου τὰ κύματα

12 ἦ ἐπὶ σοῦ συντέταχα φέγγος πρωινόν ἑωσφόρος δὲ εἶδεν τὴν ἑαυτοῦ τάξιν

13 ἐπιλαβέσθαι πτερύγων γῆς ἐκτινάξαι ἀσεβεῖς ἐξ αὐτῆς

14 ἦ σὺ λαβὼν γῆν πηλὸν ἔπλασας ζῷον καὶ λαλητὸν αὐτὸν ἔθου ἐπὶ γῆς

15 ἀφεῖλας δὲ ἀπὸ ἀσεβῶν τὸ φῶς βραχίονα δὲ ὑπερηφάνων συνέτριψας

16 ἦλθες δὲ ἐπὶ πηγὴν θαλάσσης ἐν δὲ ἴχνεσιν ἀβύσσου περιεπάτησας

17 ἀνοίγονται δέ σοι φόβῳ πύλαι θανάτου πυλωροὶ δὲ ᾅδου ἰδόντες σε ἔπτηξαν

18 νενουθέτησαι δὲ τὸ εὖρος τῆς ὑπ᾽ οὐρανόν ἀνάγγειλον δή μοι πόση τίς ἐστιν

19 ποίᾳ δὲ γῇ αὐλίζεται τὸ φῶς σκότους δὲ ποῖος ὁ τόπος

20 εἰ ἀγάγοις με εἰς ὅρια αὐτῶν εἰ δὲ καὶ ἐπίστασαι τρίβους αὐτῶν

21 οἶδα ἄρα ὅτι τότε γεγέννησαι ἀριθμὸς δὲ ἐτῶν σου πολύς

22 ἦλθες δὲ ἐπὶ θησαυροὺς χιόνος θησαυροὺς δὲ χαλάζης ἑόρακας

23 ἀπόκειται δέ σοι εἰς ὥραν ἐχθρῶν εἰς ἡμέραν πολέμου καὶ μάχης

24 πόθεν δὲ ἐκπορεύεται πάχνη ἢ διασκεδάννυται νότος εἰς τὴν ὑπ᾽ οὐρανόν

25 τίς δὲ ἡτοίμασεν ὑετῷ λάβρῳ ῥύσιν ὁδὸν δὲ κυδοιμῶν

26 τοῦ ὑετίσαι ἐπὶ γῆν οὗ οὐκ ἀνήρ ἔρημον οὗ οὐχ ὑπάρχει ἄνθρωπος ἐν αὐτῇ

27 τοῦ χορτάσαι ἄβατον καὶ ἀοίκητον καὶ τοῦ ἐκβλαστῆσαι ἔξοδον χλόης

28 τίς ἐστιν ὑετοῦ πατήρ τίς δέ ἐστιν ὁ τετοκὼς βώλους δρόσου

29 ἐκ γαστρὸς δὲ τίνος ἐκπορεύεται ὁ κρύσταλλος πάχνην δὲ ἐν οὐρανῷ τίς τέτοκεν

30 ἣ καταβαίνει ὥσπερ ὕδωρ ῥέον πρόσωπον δὲ ἀβύσσου τίς ἔπηξεν

31 συνῆκας δὲ δεσμὸν Πλειάδος καὶ φραγμὸν Ὠρίωνος ἤνοιξας

32 ἦ διανοίξεις μαζουρωθ ἐν καιρῷ αὐτοῦ καὶ Ἕσπερον ἐπὶ κόμης αὐτοῦ ἄξεις αὐτά

33 ἐπίστασαι δὲ τροπὰς οὐρανοῦ ἢ τὰ ὑπ᾽ οὐρανὸν ὁμοθυμαδὸν γινόμενα

34 καλέσεις δὲ νέφος φωνῇ καὶ τρόμῳ ὕδατος λάβρῳ ὑπακούσεταί σου

35 ἀποστελεῖς δὲ κεραυνοὺς καὶ πορεύσονται ἐροῦσιν δέ σοι τί ἐστιν

36 τίς δὲ ἔδωκεν γυναιξὶν ὑφάσματος σοφίαν ἢ ποικιλτικὴν ἐπιστήμην

37 τίς δὲ ὁ ἀριθμῶν νέφη σοφίᾳ οὐρανὸν δὲ εἰς γῆν ἔκλινεν

38 κέχυται δὲ ὥσπερ γῆ κονία κεκόλληκα δὲ αὐτὸν ὥσπερ λίθῳ κύβον

39 θηρεύσεις δὲ λέουσιν βοράν ψυχὰς δὲ δρακόντων ἐμπλήσεις

40 δεδοίκασιν γὰρ ἐν κοίταις αὐτῶν κάθηνται δὲ ἐν ὕλαις ἐνεδρεύοντες

41 τίς δὲ ἡτοίμασεν κόρακι βοράν νεοσσοὶ γὰρ αὐτοῦ πρὸς κύριον κεκράγασιν πλανώμενοι τὰ σῖτα ζητοῦντες


‎1 ‏וַיַּֽעַן־יְהוָ֣ה אֶת־אִ֭יּוֹב מןm הסערה מִ֥ן׀ הַסְּעָרָ֗ה וַיֹּאמַֽר׃

‎2 ‏מִ֤י זֶ֨ה׀ מַחְשִׁ֖יךְ עֵצָ֥ה בְמִלִּ֗ין3 בְּֽלִי־דָֽעַת׃

‎3 ‏אֱזָר־נָ֣א כְגֶ֣בֶר חֲלָצֶ֑יךָ וְ֝אֶשְׁאָלְךָ֗ וְהוֹדִיעֵֽנִי׃

‎4 ‏אֵיפֹ֣ה הָ֭יִיתָ בְּיָסְדִי־אָ֑רֶץ הַ֝גֵּ֗ד אִם־יָדַ֥עְתָּ בִינָֽה׃

‎5 ‏מִי־שָׂ֣ם מְ֭מַדֶּיהָ כִּ֣י תֵדָ֑ע א֤וֹ מִֽי־נָטָ֖ה עָלֶ֣יהָ קָּֽו׃

‎6 ‏עַל־מָ֭ה אֲדָנֶ֣יהָ הָטְבָּ֑עוּ א֥וֹ מִֽי־יָ֝רָ֗ה אֶ֣בֶן פִּנָּתָֽהּ׃

‎7 ‏בְּרָן־יַ֭חַד כּ֣וֹכְבֵי בֹ֑קֶר וַ֝יָּרִ֗יעוּ כָּל־בְּנֵ֥י אֱלֹהִֽים׃

‎8 ‏וַיָּ֣סֶךְ בִּדְלָתַ֣יִם יָ֑ם בְּ֝גִיח֗וֹ מֵרֶ֥חֶם יֵצֵֽא׃

‎9 ‏בְּשׂוּמִ֣י עָנָ֣ן לְבֻשׁ֑וֹ וַ֝עֲרָפֶ֗ל חֲתֻלָּתֽוֹ׃

‎10 ‏וָאֶשְׁבֹּ֣ר עָלָ֣יו חֻקִּ֑י וָֽ֝אָשִׂ֗ים בְּרִ֣יחַ וּדְלָתָֽיִם׃

‎11 ‏וָאֹמַ֗ר עַד־פֹּ֣ה תָ֭בוֹא וְלֹ֣א תֹסִ֑יף וּפֹ֥א־יָ֝שִׁ֗ית בִּגְא֥וֹן גַּלֶּֽיךָ׃

‎12 ‏הְֽ֭מִיָּמֶיךָ1 צִוִּ֣יתָ בֹּ֑קֶר ידעתה שחר יִדַּ֖עְתָּ3 הַשַּׁ֣חַר מְקֹמֽוֹ׃

‎13 ‏לֶ֭אֱחֹז בְּכַנְפ֣וֹת הָאָ֑רֶץ וְיִנָּעֲר֖וּ רְשָׁעִ֣7ים מִמֶּֽנָּה׃

‎14 ‏תִּ֭תְהַפֵּךְ כְּחֹ֣מֶר חוֹתָ֑ם וְ֝יִֽתְיַצְּב֗וּ כְּמ֣וֹ לְבֽוּשׁ׃

‎15 ‏וְיִמָּנַ֣ע מֵרְשָׁעִ֣7ים אוֹרָ֑ם וּזְר֥וֹעַ רָ֝מָ֗ה תִּשָּׁבֵֽר׃

‎16 ‏הֲ֭בָאתָ עַד־נִבְכֵי־יָ֑ם וּבְחֵ֥קֶר תְּ֝ה֗וֹם הִתְהַלָּֽכְתָּ׃

‎17 ‏הֲנִגְל֣וּ לְ֭ךָ שַׁעֲרֵי־מָ֑וֶת וְשַׁעֲרֵ֖י צַלְמָ֣וֶת תִּרְאֶֽה׃

‎18 ‏הִ֭תְבֹּנַנְתָּ עַד־רַחֲבֵי־אָ֑רֶץ הַ֝גֵּ֗ד אִם־יָדַ֥עְתָּ כֻלָּֽהּ׃

‎19 ‏אֵי־זֶ֣ה הַ֭דֶּרֶךְ יִשְׁכָּן־א֑וֹר וְ֝חֹ֗שֶׁךְ אֵי־זֶ֥ה מְקֹמֽוֹ׃

‎20 ‏כִּ֣י תִ֭קָּחֶנּוּ אֶל־גְּבוּל֑וֹ וְכִֽי־תָ֝בִ֗ין3 נְתִיב֥וֹת בֵּיתֽוֹ׃

‎21 ‏יָ֭דַעְתָּ כִּי־אָ֣ז תִּוָּלֵ֑ד וּמִסְפַּ֖ר יָמֶ֣יךָ רַבִּֽים׃

‎22 ‏הֲ֭בָאתָ אֶל־אֹצְר֣וֹת שָׁ֑לֶג וְאֹצְר֖וֹת בָּרָ֣ד תִּרְאֶֽה׃

‎23 ‏אֲשֶׁר־חָשַׂ֥כְתִּי לְעֶת־צָ֑ר לְי֥וֹם קְ֝רָ֗ב וּמִלְחָמָֽה׃

‎24 ‏אֵי־זֶ֣ה הַ֭דֶּרֶךְ יֵחָ֣לֶק א֑וֹר יָפֵ֖ץ קָדִ֣ים עֲלֵי־אָֽרֶץ׃

‎25 ‏מִֽי־פִלַּ֣ג לַשֶּׁ֣טֶף תְּעָלָ֑ה וְ֝דֶ֗רֶךְ לַחֲזִ֥יז קֹלֽוֹת׃

‎26 ‏לְ֭הַמְטִיר עַל־אֶ֣רֶץ לֹא־אִ֑ישׁ מִ֝דְבָּ֗ר לֹא־אָדָ֥ם בּֽוֹ׃

‎27 ‏לְהַשְׂבִּ֣יעַ שֹׁ֖אָה וּמְשֹׁאָ֑ה וּ֝לְהַצְמִ֗יחַ מֹ֣צָא דֶֽשֶׁא׃

‎28 ‏הֲיֵשׁ־לַמָּטָ֥ר אָ֑ב א֥וֹ מִי־ה֝וֹלִ֗יד אֶגְלֵי־טָֽל׃

‎29 ‏מִבֶּ֣טֶן מִ֭י יָצָ֣א הַקָּ֑רַח וּכְפֹ֥ר שָׁ֝מַיִם3 מִ֣י יְלָדֽוֹ׃

‎30 ‏כָּ֭אֶבֶן מַ֣יִם יִתְחַבָּ֑אוּ וּפְנֵ֥י תְ֝ה֗וֹם יִתְלַכָּֽדוּ׃

‎31 ‏הַֽ֭תְקַשֵּׁר מַעֲדַנּ֣וֹת כִּימָ֑ה אֽוֹ־מֹשְׁכ֖וֹת כְּסִ֣יל תְּפַתֵּֽחַ׃

‎32 ‏הֲתֹצִ֣יא מַזָּר֣וֹת בְּעִתּ֑וֹ וְ֝עַ֗יִשׁ עַל־בָּנֶ֥יהָ תַנְחֵֽם׃

‎33 ‏הֲ֭יָדַעְתָּ חֻקּ֣וֹת שָׁמָ֑יִם אִם־תָּשִׂ֖ים מִשְׁטָר֣וֹ בָאָֽרֶץ׃

‎34 ‏הֲתָרִ֣ים לָעָ֣ב קוֹלֶ֑ךָ וְֽשִׁפְעַת־מַ֥יִם תְּכַסֶּֽךָּ׃

‎35 ‏הַֽתְשַׁלַּ֣ח בְּרָקִ֣ים וְיֵלֵ֑כוּ וְיֹאמְר֖וּ לְךָ֣ הִנֵּֽנוּ׃

‎36 ‏מִי־שָׁ֭ת בַּטֻּח֣וֹת חָכְמָ֑ה א֤וֹ מִֽי־נָתַ֖ן לַשֶּׂ֣כְוִי בִינָֽה׃

‎37 ‏מִֽי־יְסַפֵּ֣ר שְׁחָקִ֣ים בְּחָכְמָ֑ה וְנִבְלֵ֥י שָׁ֝מַ֗יִם מִ֣י יַשְׁכִּֽיב׃

‎38 ‏בְּצֶ֣קֶת עָ֭פָר לַמּוּצָ֑ק וּרְגָבִ֥ים יְדֻבָּֽקוּ׃

‎39 ‏הֲתָצ֣וּד לְלָבִ֣יא טָ֑רֶף וְחַיַּ֖ת כְּפִירִ֣ים תְּמַלֵּֽא׃

‎40 ‏כִּי־יָשֹׁ֥חוּ בַמְּעוֹנ֑וֹת יֵשְׁב֖וּ בַסֻּכָּ֣ה לְמוֹ־אָֽרֶב׃

‎41 ‏מִ֤י יָכִ֥ין לָעֹרֵ֗ב צֵ֫יד֥וֹ כִּֽי־ילדו יְ֭לָדָיו אֶל־אֵ֣ל יְשַׁוֵּ֑עוּ יִ֝תְע֗וּ לִבְלִי־אֹֽכֶל׃


1 Respondens autem Dominus Job de turbine, dixit:

2 [Quis est iste involvens sententias
sermonibus imperitis?

3 Accinge sicut vir lumbos tuos:
interrogabo te, et responde mihi.

4 Ubi eras quando ponebam fundamenta terræ?
indica mihi, si habes intelligentiam.

5 Quis posuit mensuras ejus, si nosti?
vel quis tetendit super eam lineam?

6 Super quo bases illius solidatæ sunt?
aut quis demisit lapidem angularem ejus,

7 cum me laudarent simul astra matutina,
et jubilarent omnes filii Dei?

8 Quis conclusit ostiis mare,
quando erumpebat quasi de vulva procedens;

9 cum ponerem nubem vestimentum ejus,
et caligine illud quasi pannis infantiæ obvolverem?

10 Circumdedi illud terminis meis,
et posui vectem et ostia,

11 et dixi: Usque huc venies, et non procedes amplius,
et hic confringes tumentes fluctus tuos.

12 Numquid post ortum tuum præcepisti diluculo,
et ostendisti auroræ locum suum?

13 Et tenuisti concutiens extrema terræ,
et excussisti impios ex ea?

14 Restituetur ut lutum signaculum,
et stabit sicut vestimentum:

15 auferetur ab impiis lux sua,
et brachium excelsum confringetur.

16 Numquid ingressus es profunda maris,
et in novissimis abyssi deambulasti?

17 Numquid apertæ sunt tibi portæ mortis,
et ostia tenebrosa vidisti?

18 Numquid considerasti latitudinem terræ?
indica mihi, si nosti, omnia:

19 in qua via lux habitet,
et tenebrarum quis locus sit:

20 ut ducas unumquodque ad terminos suos,
et intelligas semitas domus ejus.

21 Sciebas tunc quod nasciturus esses,
et numerum dierum tuorum noveras?

22 Numquid ingressus es thesauros nivis,
aut thesauros grandinis aspexisti,

23 quæ præparavi in tempus hostis,
in diem pugnæ et belli?

24 Per quam viam spargitur lux,
dividitur æstus super terram?

25 Quis dedit vehementissimo imbri cursum,
et viam sonantis tonitrui,

26 ut plueret super terram absque homine in deserto,
ubi nullus mortalium commoratur;

27 ut impleret inviam et desolatam,
et produceret herbas virentes?

28 Quis est pluviæ pater?
vel quis genuit stillas roris?

29 De cujus utero egressa est glacies?
et gelu de cælo quis genuit?

30 In similitudinem lapidis aquæ durantur,
et superficies abyssi constringitur.

31 Numquid conjungere valebis micantes stellas Pleiadas,
aut gyrum Arcturi poteris dissipare?

32 Numquid producis luciferum in tempore suo,
et vesperum super filios terræ consurgere facis?

33 Numquid nosti ordinem cæli,
et pones rationem ejus in terra?

34 Numquid elevabis in nebula vocem tuam,
et impetus aquarum operiet te?

35 Numquid mittes fulgura, et ibunt,
et revertentia dicent tibi: Adsumus?

36 Quis posuit in visceribus hominis sapientiam?
vel quis dedit gallo intelligentiam?

37 Quis enarrabit cælorum rationem?
et concentum cæli quis dormire faciet?

38 Quando fundebatur pulvis in terra,
et glebæ compingebantur?

39 Numquid capies leænæ prædam,
et animam catulorum ejus implebis,

40 quando cubant in antris,
et in specubus insidiantur?

41 Quis præparat corvo escam suam,
quando pulli ejus clamant ad Deum,
vagantes, eo quod non habeant cibos?]

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