Brace yourself, please, like a man; I will question you, and you inform me. Where were you when I founded the earth? Tell me, if you think you understand.
Who set its measurements, in case you know, Or who stretched a measuring line across it? Into what were its pedestals sunk, Or who laid its cornerstone...?
And who barricaded the sea behind doors When it burst out from the womb... When I established my limit for it And put its bars and doors in place, And I said, ‘You may come this far, and no farther; Here is where your proud waves will stop’?
Have you ever commanded the morning Or made the dawn know its place, To take hold of the ends of the earth And to shake the wicked out of it?
Have you gone down to the sources of the sea Or explored the deep waters?
Does the rain have a father, Or who fathered the dewdrops?
Can you lead out a constellation in its season Or guide the Ash constellation along with its sons? Do you know the laws governing the heavens, Or can you impose their authority on the earth?
Who put wisdom within the clouds Or gave understanding to the sky phenomenon? Who is wise enough to count the clouds, Or who can tip over the water jars of heaven...?
Can you send out lightning bolts? Will they come and say to you, ‘Here we are!’
"Should a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let the one who wants to reprove God answer."