Job 37:13-24 “For We Cannot Order Our Speech By Reason of Darkness”

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Job 37:13 He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Job 37:14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

Job 37:15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

Job 37:16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

Job 37:17 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

Job 37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

Job 37:19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.

Job 37:20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.

Job 37:21 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.

Job 37:22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.

Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

Job 37:24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.

Introduction

Elihu is still telling us how God works with men through “His clouds” in the heavens. He has shown us that it is through those ‘clouds’ that Christ is in the process of saving all men. Of course Elihu doesn’t use those words, but he has informed us that God “judges the people… by [ the clouds]”.

Job 36:31 For by them [ His clouds, His elect] judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.

When we know what judgment accomplishes, then we realize that what Elihu is telling us through this story of Job is that God is in the process of saving all men of all time.

Here is what judgment does:

Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Here is the purpose for all the judgments of God, including the great white throne judgment:

1Co 11:32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the Lord, that we should not be condemned with the world.

Elihu has shown us that it is through Christ’s clouds that He destroys our old man, and through that destruction he brings forth “another vessel, as seemed good to the Potter to make it”.

Jer 18:4 And the vessel that he made of clay was marred in the hand of the potter: so he made it again another vessel, as seemed good to the potter to make it.

This book of Job is the words of the water of life which explain to us how God uses His clouds to come to us as Elihu has come to Job and make clear to him and to us, what He is doing in first making us this marred vessel. He has first made us to just naturally hate His painful chastening ways of doing things. He has also told us that after he has destroyed that self- righteous, Creator condemning, marred vessel, He will then make it (us) anew, as He sees fit. We find later that the way He sees fit to ‘make it anew’ is as a spiritual, heavenly vessel. Lest there be any doubt as to the purpose and fate of the “marred vessel” we all first are, the Lord goes on to tell us:

Jer 18:5 Then the word of the LORD came to me, saying,

Jer 18:6 O house of Israel, cannot I do with you as this potter? saith the LORD. Behold, as the clay is in the potter’s hand, so are ye in mine hand, O house of Israel.

Jer 18:7 At what instant I shall speak concerning a nation, and concerning a kingdom, to pluck up, and to pull down, and to destroy it;

It is only through losing our own life that we will be given life:

Mat 10:39 He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.

But the way we “lose [ our] lives” is by “dying daily”, and by being “crucified with Christ” daily to the things which hold us to this world.

1Co 15:31 I protest by your rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord, I die daily.

Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.

So God causes us to be corrected daily and to be a living sacrifice in His service:

Rom 12:1 I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Rom 12:2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

God used Christ to correct his apostles when they wanted to destroy those Samaritans who did not receive Christ into their village, and He used Paul to correct Peter at Antioch when Peter separated himself from the Gentiles. To this day, God is using His “cloud of witnesses” to correct us and to purge us of the sins which so easily beset us.

Heb 12:1 Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us,

Job 37:13 He causeth it [ His ‘cloud’] to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.

Job 37:14 Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.

“Consider the wondrous works of God”. Here is one such “wondrous work” for which God uses His clouds as the symbols of those through whom He works with mankind:

Eph 3:9 And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ:

Eph 3:10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,

Eph 3:11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

Here is this same statement in the Old Testament:

Hos 12:10 I have also spoken by the prophets, and I have multiplied visions, and used similitudes, by the ministry of the prophets.

Look at what Elihu keeps asking Job:

Job 37:15 Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?

Job 37:16 Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?

Elihu is demonstrating that Job does not know God or His clouds even though this is his own estimate of himself is :

Job 1:1 There was a man in the land of Uz, whose name was Job; and that man was perfect and upright, and one that feared God, and eschewed evil.

“The wondrous works of Him which is perfect in knowledge” are the very works which God is, at this very moment of judgment, working in Job’s and in our lives. Here are a few verses which describe those very “wonderful, [ wondrous] works”:

Psa 107:20 He sent his word [ by His prophets], and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

Psa 107:21 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Psa 107:22 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare his [ wondrous] works with rejoicing.

Psa 107:23 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

Psa 107:24 These see the works of the LORD, and his wonders in the deep.

Psa 107:25 For he commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

Psa 107:26 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

Psa 107:27 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wits’ end.

Psa 107:28 Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, and he bringeth them out of their distresses.

Psa 107:29 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

Psa 107:30 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so he bringeth them unto their desired haven.

Psa 107:31 Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness, and for his wonderful works to the children of men!

Elihu has proven to us that both Job and his closest “inward friends” are types of us at that time in our own lives when we are nothing more than self- righteous Pharisees thinking thus within ourselves:

Luk 18:11 The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican.

God at first must blind us to the part that the churches of the great harlot play within our lives. If He did not do so, we would never believe her lies, and we would not need to repent of believing those lies, and we would not need to drink of her cup.

Jer 25:15 For thus saith the LORD God of Israel unto me; Take the wine cup of this fury at my hand, and cause all the nations, to whom I send thee, to drink it.

Jer 25:16 And they shall drink, and be moved, and be mad, because of the sword that I will send among them.

Jer 25:17 Then took I the cup at the LORD’S hand, and made all the nations to drink, unto whom the LORD had sent me:

We are the beast upon which the great harlot, Babylon the great, the mother of harlots sits.

Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

It is while we are under her dominion that we must drink of the cup of the self- righteous abominations which are in her hand. This cup and its self- righteousness and its judgments, are what this book of Job is all about in our lives:

Rev 17:3 So he carried me away in the spirit into the wilderness: and I saw a woman sit upon a scarlet coloured beast, full of names of blasphemy, having seven heads and ten horns.

Rev 17:4 And the woman was arrayed in purple and scarlet colour, and decked with gold and precious stones and pearls, having a golden cup in her hand full of abominations and filthiness of her fornication:

The “abominations and filthiness of her fornications” include the reproving of, the contending with, and the condemning of our own God, of which we are all guilty in our own time and in our own way.

Christ Himself lived in Babylon until He was thirty years of age, and was subject to His parents and to the law:

Luk 2:51 And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject unto them: but his mother kept all these sayings in her heart.

Luk 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

Rev 12:5 And she [ Babylon] brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people [ the man child of Rev 12], that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

It is while we are in Babylon that we become this self- righteous Job, this self- righteous Pharisee, Israel in the wilderness having seen the miracles God has performed on our behalf, being led about of Christ Himself, feeling very special and very blessed by God, yet rebelling against Him “these ten times”.

Num 14:22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

The rich young ruler and Saul of Tarsus are two more examples of the self- righteousness that is so typical of the part which great Babylon plays in our walk, before our eyes are opened to see that our first experience with God serves only to make us self- righteous members of the churches of Babylon, the great harlot who is the mother of all her harlot daughters.

Mat 19:20 The young man saith unto him, All these things [ these commandments] have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?

Mat 19:21 Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.

Php 3:4 Though I might also have confidence in the flesh. If any other man thinketh that he hath whereof he might trust in the flesh, I more:

Php 3:5 Circumcised the eighth day, of the stock of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, an Hebrew of the Hebrews; as touching the law, a Pharisee;

Php 3:6 Concerning zeal, persecuting the church; touching the righteousness which is in the law, blameless.

It is at this time in our journey that we are blessed physically, and yet like Eliphaz, Bildad, and Zophar, like the Pharisee who looked down on the publican, like the rich young ruler, and like Saul of Tarsus, we are being blessed outwardly while totally unaware of our naked and blind spiritual condition. We are at this time, the church of Laodicea:

Rev 3:14 And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;

Rev 3:15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.

Rev 3:16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.

Rev 3:17 Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:

Rev 3:18 I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and that the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.

Rev 3:19 As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.

Yes, the churches of Rev 2-3 are the same church as the great harlot of chapters 17-18, of which we are told:

Rev 18:4 And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

Rev 18:5 For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.

This is all part of what we all must “read, hear, and keep”:

Rev 1:3 Blessed is he that readeth, and they that hear the words of this prophecy, and keep those things which are written therein: for the time is at hand.

This is the same woman who goes, not up to heaven, but who flees into the wilderness, where she is nourished by God even as she rebels against God ten times, while the man child she brings forth is caught up to God and to His throne (Eph 2:6):

Rev 12:5 And she brought forth a man child, who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron: and her child was caught up unto God, and to his throne.

Rev 12:6 And the woman fled into the wilderness, where she hath a place prepared of God, that they should feed her there a thousand two hundred and threescore days.

Eph 2:6 and raised us up together, and seated us together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus, (CAB)

As we have pointed out, this revelation is sent to us by God’s clouds, “by the church” (Eph 3:10), and while in our self- righteous, Job condition, we are not even aware that Elihu really is speaking in God’s stead.

So Elihu continues:

Job 37:17 How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?

Job 37:18 Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?

We cannot receive Elihu’s words because, at this time our spiritual father is the devil himself, and we are very much at enmity with God and His ways.

Joh 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.

Joh 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

Remember Christ is speaking to “those Jews which believed on Him” (Joh 8:30-31). We are under such Satanic influence while under the influence of the great harlot, that we are not thankful that He has warmed our garments with His south wind. It is also extremely obvious that we have not “spread out the sky, which is strong… with Him”.

Isaiah poses this same question to those who have forsaken their God. In doing so he reveals to us that these clouds, these heavens, are “as a curtain… a tent [ for God to] dwell in”:

Isa 40:21 Have ye not known? have ye not heard? hath it not been told you from the beginning? have ye not understood from the foundations of the earth?

Isa 40:22 It is he that sitteth upon the circle of the earth, and the inhabitants thereof are as grasshoppers; that stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain, and spreadeth them out as a tent to dwell in:

Paul is one of God’s clouds by whom it is revealed to us where God’s heavens and His dwelling place truly are:

1Co 3:16 Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you?

1Co 3:17 If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

We see none of this while we, as Job, are in the clutches of the false doctrines of Babylon.

Job 37:19 Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.

Elihu was right here quietly listening as Job presumptuously uttered these words “of darkness” by which Job demonstrated that he was yet “by reason of darkness” unaware that he really was in no position to be “ordering [ his] speech”:

Job 13:3 Surely I would speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

Job 13:17 Hear diligently my speech, and my declaration with your ears.

Job 13:18 Behold now, I have ordered my cause; I know that I shall be justified.

Job 13:19 Who is he that will plead with me? for now, if I hold my tongue, I shall give up the ghost.

Job 13:20 Only do not two things unto me: then will I not hide myself from thee.

Job 13:21 Withdraw thine hand far from me: and let not thy dread make me afraid.

Job 13:22 Then call thou, and I will answer: or let me speak, and answer thou me.

Job 13:23 How many are mine iniquities and sins? make me to know my transgression and my sin.

Job 13:24 Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy?

Job 13:25 Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?

Job 13:26 For thou writest bitter things against me, and makest me to possess the iniquities of my youth.

Now let’s contrast these self- righteous, presumptuous words out of the heart of the beast within us, with what these clay vessels actually do when they are finally granted to come into the presence of the all knowing, all powerful God and Maker of all things. Here is what we all really do when we come to know God and His Son:

Job 40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.

Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

Job 37:20 Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.

Elihu is speaking in God’s stead, and is preparing our old man for the judgment he is about to endure at the hands of his Creator in the next five chapters of Job. Shall it be told Him that Job has reproved Him, accused Him of cruelty, and condemned Him for doing with His own creatures as He see fit? Has not God already heard it all come out of our mouths from the abundance of our hearts? Is not our old man doomed to be swallowed up in the wages of our sins? Has not God already decreed that “flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God”?

1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Here is a verse in Isaiah which has just been brought to our attention, which makes this very point.

Isa 26:9 With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Isa 26:10 Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the LORD.

Isa 26:11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

Isa 26:12 LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.

Isa 26:13 O LORD our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name.

Isa 26:14 They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish.

Those who have the mind of God know that when God’s words speak of God’s judgments being “in the earth”, God is speaking of His judgments upon the kingdom of our “old man”. Knowing that mankind was taken out of “the dust of the ground”, it is easy to see why our Lord addresses us as “Oh earth, earth, earth”:

Gen 2:7 And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul.

Jer 22:29 O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD.

Knowing that our old man cannot hear our Lord’s words or receive and appreciate His judgments, and knowing that receiving God’s word is the judgment and death of our old man, makes this entire book of Job and this verse of Isaiah much clearer:

Isa 26:11 LORD, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.

God’s ‘lifted up hand’ is His judgment upon our old man. “Their envy of the people” is the envy of those who despise their elect brother, Joseph. It is the envy of our proud and presumptuous old man against the humility of our new man, and “the fire of thine enemies” is our own foolish words which God has declared will correct us.

Jer 2:19 Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backslidings shall reprove thee: know therefore and see that it is an evil thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that my fear is not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts.

It is God’s words concerning our own presumptuous words, which are the fire which is in the mouths of God’s elect.

Jer 5:14 Wherefore thus saith the LORD God of hosts, Because ye speak this word, behold, I will make my words in thy mouth fire, and this people wood, and it shall devour them.

Elihu is reminding Job of all the foolish accusations against God which have proceeded out of his mouth, and from his heart as the type of our own old man within us all. “They will not see, but they shall see, and be ashamed…” is the very meaning of our next verse:

Job 37:21 And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.

“The wind” is the Hebrew word ‘ruach’, which is most often translated as ‘spirit’. It is the spirit which passes and cleanses us. It is the spirit which is “the words that [ Christ] speaks”, and that alone will cleanse us. Only when we are cleansed are we able to see “the bright light which is in the clouds”. Only after the old Job within us is dead and buried, will we see and appreciate the fiery, life- giving, nourishing words which are coming out of those ‘clouds’.

Joh 6:63 It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life.

Job 37:22 Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.

The words “fair weather” are translated from the Hebrew word ‘zahab’, the Hebrew word for ‘gold’. How the translators get ‘fair weather” out of ‘zahab’ is a mystery. The word ‘zahab’ occurs 388 times in the Old Testament, and of those 389 times, it is translated as ‘gold’ 348 times. It is translated as ‘golden’ 39 times. The only time it is ever translated as anything other than ‘gold’, or ‘golden’ is here in this 22nd verse of Job 37.

“Gold comes out of the north” is what was written, and God is said to be “in the north”.

Isa 14:13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north:

Isa 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.

Eze 1:4 And I looked, and, behold, a whirlwind came out of the north, a great cloud, and a fire infolding itself, and a brightness was about it, and out of the midst thereof as the colour of amber, out of the midst of the fire.

Gold is very closely associated with our God as the symbol of how pure, and how precious are all those who are associated with Him. Everything in His tabernacle – the golden altar, the candle stick, the table of shewbread, the boards of the walls, the ceiling, and the doors, the cherubim, and all the instruments associated with the inner workings of the tabernacle and the temple – were all of pure gold.

So what does “gold comes out of the north” and “out of the north a great cloud” have to do with what Elihu is telling Job? Here is the answer to that question. Elihu has already told us how he, Elihu, is being used by God as God’s “great cloud”:

Job 36:31 For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.

God has been judging Job by Elihu’s words, but the final judgment is done by God Himself, and that judgment is imminent and “at the door”. That is why is the emphasis now being switched to gold instead of clouds. God Himself is going to be addressing and judging our old man through Job in just a couple verses more:

Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind [“out of the north”, Eze 1:4], and said,

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

Elihu as the cloud by which God judges His elect, is preparing us to meet our final judge, and he is telling us to do so in humility.

Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

When we read “He is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict”, just know that God’s “justice” requires the death and destruction of our “old man”, which is this body of corruption, which is called “flesh and blood”. Here is what “plenty of justice” means for these bodies of flesh and blood:

Psa 51:5 Behold, I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.

Rom 6:23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

And what is flesh and blood, according to the scriptures?

1Co 15:50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; neither doth corruption inherit incorruption.

Here are the last words of God’s ‘cloud’ by which He has been judging our old man:

Job 37:24 Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.

This last verse is very fitting considering the verses which immediately follow it. God not only does not respect any that are wise of heart, meaning wise in their own conceit, but He is intent in His “plenty of justice”, upon the destruction of all who are proud of heart.

Pro 15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Here now are the words which follow Elihu’s last words to us which we will study next week:

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.

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