Job 40

1The Lord answered Job:

2 Will the one who contends with the
God Almighty: The Hebrew word is El Shaddai; El = "God," but the meaning of Shaddai is disputed; traditionally it is translated "Almighty".
Almighty correct Him?
Let him who argues with God give an answer.
Lit God respond to it

3Then Job answered the Lord:

4 I am so insignificant. How can I answer You? c
I place my hand over my mouth.
5 I have spoken once, and I will not reply;
twice, but now I can add nothing. d

6Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind: e

7 Get ready to answer Me like a man;
When I question f you, you will inform Me.
8 Would you really challenge My justice?
Would you declare Me
guilt/guilty: The liability to be punished for a fault, a sin, an act, or an omission unless there is forgiveness or atonement; the term normally concerns an objective fact, not a subjective feeling.
guilty h to justify yourself? i
9 Do you have an arm like God’s?
Can you thunder with a voice like His?

10 Adorn yourself with majesty j and splendor,
and clothe yourself with honor and glory.
11 Unleash your raging anger; k
look on every proud person and humiliate him. l
12 Look on every proud person and humble him; m
trample the wicked where they stand.
Lit wicked in their place

13 Hide them together in the dust;
imprison them in the grave.
Lit together; bind their faces in the hidden place

14 Then I will confess to you
that your own right hand p can deliver you. q

15 Look at Behemoth,
which I made along with you.
He eats grass like an ox.
16 Look at the strength of his loins
and the power in the muscles of his belly.
17 He stiffens his tail like a cedar tree;
the tendons of his thighs are woven firmly together.
18 His bones are bronze tubes;
his limbs are like iron rods.
19 He is the foremost of God’s works; r
only his Maker can draw the sword against him.
20 The hills yield food for him,
while all sorts of wild animals play there.
21 He lies under the lotus plants,
hiding in the protection
Lit plants, in the hiding place
of marshy reeds.
22 Lotus plants cover him with their shade;
the willows by the brook surround him.
23 Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid;
he remains confident, even if the Jordan surges up to his mouth.
24 Can anyone capture him while he looks on,
Lit capture it in its eyes

or pierce his nose with snares?
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