15 April 2009


Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
      Tell Me, if you have understanding.
Who determined its measurements?
      Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it?
To what were its foundations fastened?
      Or who laid its cornerstone,
When the morning stars sang together,
      And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
"Have you commanded the morning since your days began,
      And caused the dawn to know its place,
That it might take hold of the ends of the earth,
      And the wicked be shaken out of it?
" Where is the way to the dwelling of light?
      And darkness, where is its place,
That you may take it to its territory,
      That you may know the paths to its home?
Do you know it, because you were born then,
      Or because the number of your days is great? 
By what way is light diffused,
      Or the east wind scattered over the earth?
"Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades,
      Or loose the belt of Orion?
Can you bring out Constellations in their season?
     Or can you guide Ursa Major with her cubs?
Do you know the ordinances of the heavens?
      Can you set their dominion over the earth?
Who has put wisdom in the mind?
      Or who has given understanding to the heart?
Who can number the clouds by wisdom?
      Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven?
 - - - thus says the Lord of Heaven

Elliott D. - - - - - - -

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