(Week 26 of the year: Friday)
HAVE YOU GIVEN ORDERS TO THE MORNING, OR JOURNEYED ALL THE WAY TO THE SOURCES OF THE SEA?
Then the Lord answered Job out of a whirlwind, and said:
Didst thou since birth command the morning, and shew the dawning of the day its place?
And didst thou hold the extremities of the earth shaking them, and hast thou shaken the ungodly out of it?
The seal shall be restored as clay, and shall stand as a garment:
From the wicked their light shall be taken away, and the high arm shall be broken.
Hast thou entered into the depths of the sea, and walked in the lowest parts of the deep?
Have the gates of death been opened to thee, and hast thou seen the darksome doors?
Hast thou considered the breadth of the earth? tell me, if thou knowest all things?
Where is the way where light dwelleth, and where is the place of darkness:
That thou mayst bring every thing to its own bounds, and understand the paths of the house thereof.
Didst thou know then that thou shouldst be born? and didst thou know the number of thy days?
Then Job answered the Lord, and said:
What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.
One thing I have spoken, which I wish I had not said: and another, to which I will add no more.
V. The word of the Lord.
R. Thanks be to God.