“Where were you (A)when I laid the foundation of the earth?
Tell Me, if you [a]have understanding,
Who set its (B)measurements? Since you know.
Or who stretched the line on it?
“On what (C)were its bases sunk?
Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together
And all the (D)sons of God shouted for joy?

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Footnotes

  1. Job 38:4 Lit know understanding

Who (A)establishes the mountains by His strength,
Being (B)girded with might;

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12 Who has (A)measured the [a]waters in the hollow of His hand,
And marked off the heavens by the [b]span,
And [c]calculated the dust of the earth by the measure,
And weighed the mountains in a balance
And the hills in a pair of scales?

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:12 DSS reads waters of the sea
  2. Isaiah 40:12 Or half cubit; i.e. 9 in.
  3. Isaiah 40:12 Lit contained or comprehended

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