Job 40
New American Standard Bible 1995King James Bible
1Then the LORD said to Job,1Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
2"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."2Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
3Then Job answered the LORD and said,3Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
4"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.4Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
5"Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."5Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
6Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm and said,6Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
7"Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.7Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
8"Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?8Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
9"Or do you have an arm like God, And can you thunder with a voice like His?9Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
10"Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.10Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
11"Pour out the overflowings of your anger, And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.11Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
12"Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him, And tread down the wicked where they stand.12Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
13"Hide them in the dust together; Bind them in the hidden place.13Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
14"Then I will also confess to you, That your own right hand can save you.14Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
15"Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.15Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
16"Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly.16Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
17"He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together.17He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
18"His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.18His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
19"He is the first of the ways of God; Let his maker bring near his sword.19He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
20"Surely the mountains bring him food, And all the beasts of the field play there.20Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
21"Under the lotus plants he lies down, In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.21He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
22"The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.22The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
23"If a river rages, he is not alarmed; He is confident, though the Jordan rushes to his mouth.23Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
24"Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?24He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
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