Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said…

Who enclosed the sea with doors
When, bursting forth, it went out from the womb?

Where were you when I made a cloud its garment
And thick darkness its swaddling band?

And I placed boundaries on it
And set a bolt and doors,

And I said, ‘Thus far you shall come, but no farther;
And here shall your proud waves stop‘?

Then Job answered the LORD and said,
“Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You?”


Extracts taken from Job chapters 38-40.