Job 40

1(39:31) And the Lord God answered Job and said, 2(39:32) Will anyone pervert judgment with the Mighty One? And he that reproves God, let him answer it. 3(39:33) And Job answered and said to the Lord, 4(39:34) Why do I yet plead? Being rebuked even while reproving the Lord: hearing such things, whereas I am nothing: and what shall I answer to these arguments? I will lay my hand upon my mouth. 5(39:35) I have spoken once, but I will not do so a second time. 6(40:1) And the Lord yet again answered and spoke to Job out of the cloud, saying, 7(40:2) Nay, gird up now your loins like a man; and I will ask you, and you shall answer Me. 8(40:3) Do not set aside My judgment: and do you think that I have dealt with you in any other way, than that you might appear to be righteous? 9(40:4) Have you an arm like the Lord's? Or can you thunder with a voice like His? 10(40:5) Assume now a lofty bearing and power; and clothe yourself with glory and honor. 11(40:6) And send forth messengers with wrath, and lay low every haughty one. 12(40:7) Bring down also the proud man, and consume at once the ungodly. 13(40:8) And hide them together in the earth, and fill their faces with shame. 14(40:9) Then will I confess that your right hand can save you. 15(40:10) But now look at the wild beasts among you; they eat grass like oxen. 16(40:11) Behold now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. 17(40:12) He sets up his tail like a cypress, and his nerves are wrapped together. 18(40:13) His sides are sides of brass, and his backbone is as cast iron. 19(40:14) This is the chief of the creation of the Lord; made to be played with by His angels. 20(40:15) And when he has gone up to a steep mountain, he causes joy to the quadrupeds in the deep. 21(40:16) He lies under trees of every kind, by the papyrus, the reed, and the bulrush. 22(40:17) And the great trees make a shadow over him with their branches, and so do the bushes of the field. 23(40:18) If there should be a flood, he will not perceive it; he trusts that the Jordan will rush up into his mouth. 24(40:19) Yet one shall take him in his sight; one shall catch him with a cord, and pierce his nose.
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