Job 40
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1And YHWH answers Job and says:

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

3And Job answers YHWH and says:

4“Behold, I have been vile, || What do I return to You? I have placed my hand on my mouth.

5I have spoken once, and I do not answer, || And twice, and I do not add.”

6And YHWH answers Job out of the whirlwind and says:

7“Now gird your loins as a man, || I ask you, and you cause Me to know.

8Do you also make My judgment void? Do you condemn Me, || That you may be righteous?

9And do you have an arm like God? And do you thunder with a voice like His?

10Now put on excellence and loftiness, || Indeed, put on splendor and beauty.

11Scatter abroad the wrath of your anger, || And see every proud one, and make him low.

12See every proud one—humble him, || And tread down the wicked in their place.

13Hide them in the dust together, || Bind their faces in secret.

14And even I praise you, || For your right hand gives salvation to you.

15Now behold, behemoth, || That I made with you: He eats grass as an ox.

16Now behold, his power [is] in his loins, || And his strength in the muscles of his belly.

17He bends his tail as a cedar, || The sinews of his thighs are wrapped together,

18His bones [are] tubes of bronze, || His bones [are] as a bar of iron.

19He [is] a beginning of the ways of God, || His Maker [alone] brings His sword near;

20For mountains bear food for him, || And all the beasts of the field play there.

21He lies down under shades, || In a secret place of reed and marsh.

22Shades cover him, [with] their shadow, || Willows of the brook cover him.

23Behold, a flood oppresses—he does not hurry, || He is confident though Jordan || Comes forth to his mouth.

24Does [one] take him by his eyes? || Does [one] pierce the nose with snares?”


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Job 39
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