Job 40:2 {39:32}
Contemporary English Version
but you have argued that I am wrong. Now you must answer me.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.

New American Bible
Will one who argues with the Almighty be corrected? Let him who would instruct God give answer!

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.

Shall

Job 9:3 If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one for a thousand.

Job 33:13 Dost thou strive against him, because he hath not answered thee to all words?

Ecclesiastes 6:10 He that shall be, his name is already called: and it is known, that he is a man, and cannot contend in judgment with him that is stronger than himself.

Isaiah 45:9-11 Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making, and thy work is without hands? . . .

Isaiah 50:8 He is near that justifieth me, who will contend with me? let us stand together, who is my adversary? let him come near to me.

1 Corinthians 10:22 Do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than he? All things are lawful for me: but all things are not expedient.

instruct

Isaiah 40:14 With whom hath he consulted, and who hath instructed him, and taught him the path of justice, and taught him knowledge, and shewed him the way of understanding?

1 Corinthians 2:16 For who hath known the mind of the Lord, that he may instruct him? But we have the mind of Christ.

he that reproveth

Job 3:11,12,20,23 Why did I not die in the womb? why did I not perish when I came out of the belly? . . .

Job 7:12,19-21 Am I a sea, or a whale, that thou hast enclosed me in a prison? . . .

Job 9:17,18,32-35 For he shall crush me in a whirlwind, and multiply my wounds even without cause. . . .

Job 10:3-7,14-17 Doth it seem good to thee that thou shouldst calumniate me, and oppress me, the work of thy own hands, and help the counsel of the wicked? . . .

Job 13:21-27 Withdraw thy hand far from me, and let not thy dread terrify me. . . .

Job 14:16,17 Thou indeed hast numbered my steps, but spare my sins. . . .

Job 16:11-21 God hath shut me up with the unjust man, and hath delivered me into the hands of the wicked. . . .

Job 19:6-11 At least now understand, that God hath not afflicted me with an equal judgment, and compassed me with his scourges. . . .

Job 27:2 As God liveth, who hath taken away my judgment, and the Almighty, who hath brought my soul to bitterness,

Job 30:21 Thou art changed to be cruel toward me, and in the hardness of thy hand thou art against me.

Ezekiel 18:2 That you use among you this parable as a proverb in the land of Israel, saying: The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the teeth of the children are set on edge.

Matthew 20:11 And receiving it they murmured against the master of the house,

Romans 9:19-23 Thou wilt say therefore to me: Why doth he then find fault? For who resisteth his will? . . .

Romans 11:34-36 For who hath known the mind of the Lord? Or who hath been his counsellor? . . .

Context
Job Humbles Himself Before the LORD
1And the Lord went on, and said to Job: 2Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.3Then Job answered the Lord, and said:…
Cross References
Job 9:3
If he will contend with him, he cannot answer him one for a thousand.

Job 10:2
I will say to God: Do not condemn me: tell me why thou judgest me so?

Job 13:3
But yet I will speak to the Almighty, and I desire to reason with God.

Job 23:4
I would set judgment before him, and would fill my mouth with complaints.

Job 31:35
Who would grant me a hearing, that the Almighty may hear my desire: and that he himself that judgeth would write a book,

Job 33:13
Dost thou strive against him, because he hath not answered thee to all words?

Job 40:1
And the Lord went on, and said to Job:

Job 40:3
Then Job answered the Lord, and said:

Ecclesiastes 6:10
He that shall be, his name is already called: and it is known, that he is a man, and cannot contend in judgment with him that is stronger than himself.

Isaiah 45:9
Woe to him that gainsayeth his maker, a sherd of the earthen pots: shall the clay say to him that fashioneth it: What art thou making, and thy work is without hands?

Jeremiah 50:24
I have caused thee to fall into a snare, and thou art taken, O Babylon, and thou wast not aware of it: thou art found and caught, because thou hast provoked the Lord.

Additional Translations
“Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who argues with God give an answer.”Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves God, let him answer it.

Shall he that cavilleth contend with the Almighty? He that argueth with God, let him answer it.

Shall he that will contend with the Almighty instruct [him]? he that reproveth +God, let him answer it.

Shall he that cavilleth contend with the Almighty? he that argueth with God, let him answer it.

Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.

"Shall he who argues contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it."

Is the striver with the Mighty instructed? The reprover of God, let him answer it.
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