Job 40
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1And the LORD said to Job:1Then the LORD answered Job:
2“Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.”2"Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let the person who accuses God give him an answer!"
3Then Job answered the LORD and said:3Then Job answered the LORD:
4“Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.4"Indeed, I am completely unworthy--how could I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth to silence myself.
5I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further.”5I have spoken once, but I cannot answer; twice, but I will say no more."
6Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:6Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind:
7“Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.7"Get ready for a difficult task like a man. I will question you and you will inform me!
8Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?8Would you indeed annul my justice? Would you declare me guilty so that you might be right?
9Have you an arm like God, and can you thunder with a voice like his?9Do you have an arm as powerful as God's, and can you thunder with a voice like his?
10“Adorn yourself with majesty and dignity; clothe yourself with glory and splendor.10Adorn yourself, then, with majesty and excellency, and clothe yourself with glory and honor!
11Pour out the overflowings of your anger, and look on everyone who is proud and abase him.11Scatter abroad the abundance of your anger. Look at every proud man and bring him low;
12Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low and tread down the wicked where they stand.12Look at every proud man and abase him; crush the wicked on the spot!
13Hide them all in the dust together; bind their faces in the world below.13Hide them in the dust together, imprison them in the grave.
14Then will I also acknowledge to you that your own right hand can save you.14Then I myself will acknowledge to you that your own right hand can save you.
15“Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox.15"Look now at Behemoth, which I made as I made you; it eats grass like the ox.
16Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly.16Look at its strength in its loins, and its power in the muscles of its belly.
17He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.17It makes its tail stiff like a cedar, the sinews of its thighs are tightly wound.
18His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron.18Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like bars of iron.
19“He is the first of the works of God; let him who made him bring near his sword!19It ranks first among the works of God, the One who made it has furnished it with a sword.
20For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play.20For the hills bring it food, where all the wild animals play.
21Under the lotus plants he lies, in the shelter of the reeds and in the marsh.21Under the lotus trees it lies, in the secrecy of the reeds and the marsh.
22For his shade the lotus trees cover him; the willows of the brook surround him.22The lotus trees conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream conceal it.
23Behold, if the river is turbulent he is not frightened; he is confident though Jordan rushes against his mouth.23If the river rages, it is not disturbed, it is secure, though the Jordan should surge up to its mouth.
24Can one take him by his eyes, or pierce his nose with a snare?24Can anyone catch it by its eyes, or pierce its nose with a snare?
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