Job 40
New American Standard Bible 1995Christian Standard Bible
1Then the LORD said to Job,1The LORD answered Job:
2"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."2Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who argues with God give an answer.
3Then Job answered the LORD and said,3Then Job answered the LORD:
4"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.4I am so insignificant. How can I answer you? I place my hand over my mouth.
5"Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."5I have spoken once, and I will not reply; twice, but now I can add nothing.
6Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm and said,6Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind:
7"Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.7Get ready to answer me like a man; When I question you, you will inform me.
8"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?8Would you really challenge my justice? Would you declare me guilty to justify yourself?
9"Or do you have an arm like God, And can you thunder with a voice like His?9Do you have an arm like God's? Can you thunder with a voice like his?
10"Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.10Adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, and clothe yourself with honor and glory.
11"Pour out the overflowings of your anger, And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.11Pour out your raging anger; look on every proud person and humiliate him.
12"Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him, And tread down the wicked where they stand.12Look on every proud person and humble him; trample the wicked where they stand.
13"Hide them in the dust together; Bind them in the hidden place.13Hide them together in the dust; imprison them in the grave.
14"Then I will also confess to you, That your own right hand can save you.14Then I will confess to you that your own right hand can deliver you.
15"Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.15Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you. He eats grass like cattle.
16"Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly.16Look at the strength of his back and the power in the muscles of his belly.
17"He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together.17He stiffens his tail like a cedar tree; the tendons of his thighs are woven firmly together.
18"His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.18His bones are bronze tubes; his limbs are like iron rods.
19"He is the first of the ways of God; Let his maker bring near his sword.19He is the foremost of God's works; only his Maker can draw the sword against him.
20"Surely the mountains bring him food, And all the beasts of the field play there.20The hills yield food for him, while all sorts of wild animals play there.
21"Under the lotus plants he lies down, In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.21He lies under the lotus plants, hiding in the protection of marshy reeds.
22"The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.22Lotus plants cover him with their shade; the willows by the brook surround him.
23"If a river rages, he is not alarmed; He is confident, though the Jordan rushes to his mouth.23Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid; he remains confident, even if the Jordan surges up to his mouth.
24"Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?24Can anyone capture him while he looks on, or pierce his nose with snares?
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