1 Unto the end. A Psalm of David. O Lord, you have examined me, and you have known me.
2 You have known my sitting down and my rising up again.
3 You have understood my thoughts from afar. My path and my fate, you have investigated.
4 And you have foreseen all my ways. For there is no word in my tongue.
5 Behold, O Lord, you have known all things: the newest and the very old. You have formed me, and you have placed your hand over me.
6 Your knowledge has become a wonder to me. It has been reinforced, and I am not able to prevail against it.
7 Where will I go from your Spirit? And where will I flee from your face?
8 If I ascend into heaven, you are there. If I descend into Hell, you are near.
9 If I assume my feathers in early morning, and dwell in the utmost parts of the sea,
10 even there, your hand will lead me forth, and your right hand will hold me.
11 And I said: Perhaps darkness will overwhelm me, and the night will be my illumination, to my delight.
12 But darkness will not be impenetrable to you, and night will illuminate like the day: for just as its darkness is, so also is its light.
13 For you have possessed my temperament. You have supported me from the womb of my mother.
14 I will confess to you, for you have been magnified terribly. Your works are miraculous, as my soul knows exceedingly well.
Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5
1 But the Lord, responding to Job from a whirlwind, said:
12 Did you, after your birth, command the birth of the sun and show the sunrise its place?
13 And did you hold the extremities of the earth, shaking them, and have you shaken the impious out of it?
14 The seal will be restored like clay, and it will remain in place like a garment.
15 From the impious, the light will be taken away, and the exalted arm will be broken.
16 Have you entered the depths of the sea, and have you taken a walk in the uttermost parts of the abyss?
17 Have the gates of death been opened to you, and have you seen the doors of darkness?
18 Have you considered the breadth of the earth? If you know all things, reveal them to me.
19 Which is the way that holds the light, and which is the place of darkness?
20 In this way, you might lead each thing to its final place, and understand the paths of its house.
21 So then, did you know when you were to be born? And did you know the number of your days?
3 Will you make my judgment null and void; and will you condemn me so that you may be justified?
4 And do you have an arm like God, or a voice like thunder?
5 Envelop yourself with splendor, and raise yourself up on high, and be glorious, and put on splendid garments.
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