66 Questions

Adapted from Job 38-41:

Where were you when I established the earth?

Who fixed its dimensions? 

Who stretched a measuring line across it?

What supports its foundations?

Who laid its cornerstone while the morning stars sang together and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

Who enclosed the sea behind doors when it burst from the womb ... when I declared: “You may come this far, but no farther”?

Have you ever in your life commanded the morning or assigned the dawn its place?

Have you traveled to the sources of the sea or walked in the depths of the oceans?

Have the gates of death been revealed to you?

Have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Have you comprehended the extent of the earth?

(Tell me, if you know all this!)

Where is the road to the home of light?

Do you know where darkness lives, so you can lead it back to its border?

Are you familiar with the paths to its home?

Have you entered the place where the snow is stored?

Have you seen the storehouses of hail, which I hold in reserve?

What road leads to the place where light is dispersed?

Where is the source of the east wind that spreads across the earth?

Who cuts a channel for the flooding rain or clears the way for lightning?

Does the rain have a father?

Who fathered the drops of dew?

Whose womb did the ice come from?

Who gave birth to the frost of heaven when water becomes as hard as stone and the surface of the watery depths is frozen?

Can you fasten the chains of the Pleiades or loosen the belt of Orion?

Can you bring out the constellations in their season and lead the Bear and her cubs?

Do you know the laws of heaven?

Can you impose its authority on earth?

Can you command the clouds so that a flood of water covers you?

Can you send out lightning bolts, and they go?

Do they report to you: “Here we are”?

Who put wisdom in the heart or gave the mind understanding?

Who has the wisdom to number the clouds?

Who can tilt the water jars of heaven when the dust hardens like cast metal and the clods of dirt stick together?

Can you hunt prey for a lioness or satisfy the appetite of young lions?

Who provides the raven’s food?

Do you know when mountain goats give birth?

Have you watched the deer in labor?

Can you count the months they are pregnant so you can know the time they give birth?

Who set the wild donkey free?

Who released the swift donkey from its harness?

Would the wild ox be willing to serve you?

Would it spend the night by your feeding trough?

Can you hold the wild ox to a furrow by its harness?

Will it plow the valleys behind you?

Can you depend on it because its strength is great?

Would you leave it to do your hard work?

Can you trust the wild ox to harvest your grain and bring it to your threshing floor?

The wings of the ostrich flap joyfully, but are her feathers and plumage like the stork’s?

Do you give strength to the horse?

Do you adorn his neck with a mane? 

Do you make him leap like a locust?

Does the hawk take flight by your understanding and spread its wings to the south?

Does the eagle soar at your command and make its nest on high?

(When I question you, you will inform me....)

Do you have an arm like God’s?

Can you thunder with a voice like his?

Look at Behemoth.... Can anyone capture him while he looks on, or pierce his nose with snares?

Can you pull in Leviathan with a hook or tie his tongue down with a rope?

Can you put a cord through his nose or pierce his jaw with a hook?

Will he beg you for mercy or speak softly to you?

Will he make a covenant with you so that you can take him as a slave forever?

Can you play with him like a bird or put him on a leash for your girls?

Will traders bargain for him or divide him among the merchants?

Can you fill his hide with harpoons or his head with fishing spears?

Who can strip off his outer covering?

Who can penetrate his double layer of armor?

Who can open his jaws, surrounded by those terrifying teeth?

(He surveys everything that is haughty; he is king over all the proud beasts.)