Job 40:12
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English Standard Version
Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low and tread down the wicked where they stand.

King James Bible
Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

American Standard Version
Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; And tread down the wicked where they stand.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Look on all that are proud, and confound them, and crush the wicked in their place.

English Revised Version
Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked where they stand.

Webster's Bible Translation
Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

6 Then Jehovah answered Job out of the storm, and said:

This second time also Jehovah speaks to Job out of the storm; not, however, in wrath, but in the profound condescension of His majesty, in order to deliver His servant from dark imaginings, and to bring him to free and joyous knowledge. He does not demand blind subjection, but free submission; He does not extort an acknowledgement of His greatness, but it is effected by persuasion. It becomes manifest that God is much more forbearing and compassionate than men. Observe the friends, the defenders of the divine honour, these sticklers for their own orthodoxy, how they rave against Job! How much better is it to fall into the hands of the living God, than into the hands of man! For God is truth and love; but men have at one time love without truth, at another truth without love, since they either connive at one or anathematize him. When a man who, moreover, like Job, is a servant of God, fails in one point, or sins, men at once condemn him altogether, and admit nothing good in him; God, however, discerns between good and evil, and makes the good a means of freeing the man from the evil. He also does not go rashly to work, but waits, like an instructor, until the time of action arrives. How long He listens to Job's bold challenging, and keeps silence! And then, when He does begin to speak, He does not cast Job to the ground by His authoritative utterances, but deals with him as a child; He examines him from the catechism of nature, and allows him to say for himself that he fails in this examination. In this second speech He acts with him as in the well-known poem of Hans Sachs with St. Peter: He offers him to take the government of the world for once instead of Himself. Here also He produces conviction; here also His mode of action is a deep lowering of Himself. It is Jehovah, the God, who at length begets Himself in humanity, in order to convince men of His love.

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Psalm 60:12 Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

Proverbs 15:25 The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

Isaiah 10:6 I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil...

Zechariah 10:5 And they shall be as mighty men, which tread down their enemies in the mire of the streets in the battle: and they shall fight...

Malachi 4:3 And you shall tread down the wicked; for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet in the day that I shall do this...

Romans 16:20 And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.


Job 36:20 Desire not the night, when people are cut off in their place.

Ecclesiastes 11:3 If the clouds be full of rain, they empty themselves on the earth: and if the tree fall toward the south, or toward the north...

Acts 1:25 That he may take part of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell, that he might go to his own place.

Cross References
1 Samuel 2:7
The LORD makes poor and makes rich; he brings low and he exalts.

Isaiah 2:12
For the LORD of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up--and it shall be brought low;

Isaiah 13:11
I will punish the world for its evil, and the wicked for their iniquity; I will put an end to the pomp of the arrogant, and lay low the pompous pride of the ruthless.

Isaiah 22:19
I will thrust you from your office, and you will be pulled down from your station.

Isaiah 23:9
The LORD of hosts has purposed it, to defile the pompous pride of all glory, to dishonor all the honored of the earth.

Isaiah 63:3
"I have trodden the winepress alone, and from the peoples no one was with me; I trod them in my anger and trampled them in my wrath; their lifeblood spattered on my garments, and stained all my apparel.

Jeremiah 48:29
We have heard of the pride of Moab-- he is very proud-- of his loftiness, his pride, and his arrogance, and the haughtiness of his heart.

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