Job 40
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1And the LORD said to Job:1The LORD said to 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 him who accuses God answer him!"
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"I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further.”5I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."
6Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind and said:6Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7“Dress for action like a man; I will question you, and you make it known to me.7"Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you may be in the right?8"Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
9Have you an arm like God, and can you thunder with a voice like his?9Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?
10“Adorn yourself with majesty and dignity; clothe yourself with glory and splendor.10Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11Pour out the overflowings of your anger, and look on everyone who is proud and abase him.11Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at all who are proud and bring them low,
12Look on everyone who is proud and bring him low and tread down the wicked where they stand.12look at all who are proud and humble them, crush the wicked where they stand.
13Hide them all in the dust together; bind their faces in the world below.13Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
14Then will I also acknowledge to you that your own right hand can save you.14Then I myself will admit 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 at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
16Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly.16What strength it has in its loins, what power in the muscles of its belly!
17He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.17Its tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.
18His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron.18Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like rods 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, yet its Maker can approach it with his sword.
20For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play.20The hills bring it their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21Under the lotus plants he lies, in the shelter of the reeds and in the marsh.21Under the lotus plants it lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22For his shade the lotus trees cover him; the willows of the brook surround him.22The lotuses conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround it.
23Behold, if the river is turbulent he is not frightened; he is confident though Jordan rushes against his mouth.23A raging river does not alarm it; it is secure, though the Jordan should surge against its mouth.
24Can one take him by his eyes, or pierce his nose with a snare?24Can anyone capture it by the eyes, or trap it and pierce its nose?
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