Job 40
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1The LORD said to Job:1Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
2"Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!"2Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
3Then Job answered the LORD:3Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
4"I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.4Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
5I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."5Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
6Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:6Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
7"Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.7Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
8"Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?8Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
9Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?9Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
10Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.10Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
11Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at all who are proud and bring them low,11Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
12look at all who are proud and humble them, crush the wicked where they stand.12Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
13Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.13Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
14Then I myself will admit 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"Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.15Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
16What strength it has in its loins, what power in the muscles of its belly!16Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
17Its tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.17He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
18Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like rods of iron.18His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
19It ranks first among the works of God, yet its Maker can approach it with his sword.19He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
20The hills bring it their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.20Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
21Under the lotus plants it lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.21He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
22The lotuses conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround it.22The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
23A raging river does not alarm it; it is secure, though the Jordan should surge against its mouth.23Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
24Can anyone capture it by the eyes, or trap it and pierce its nose?24He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.
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