Job 40

Job: What Can I Say?

1Then the  Lord said to Job, 2Will the faultfinder a  contend with the Almighty?
Let him who b  reproves God answer it.”

3Then Job answered the  Lord and said, 4Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You?
I c  lay my hand on my mouth.
5Once I have spoken, and d  I will not answer;
Even twice, and I will add nothing more.”

God Questions Job

6Then the e   Lord answered Job out of the storm and said, 7Now f  gird up your loins like a man;
I will g  ask you, and you instruct Me.
8Will you really h  annul My judgment?
Will you i  condemn Me j  that you may be justified?
9Or do you have an arm like God,
And can you k  thunder with a voice like His?

10 l  Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity,
And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
11Pour out m  the overflowings of your anger,
And look on everyone who is n  proud, and make him low.
12Look on everyone who is proud, and o  humble him,
And p  tread down the wicked
Lit under them
where they stand.
13 r  Hide them in the dust together;
Bind
Or their faces
them in the hidden place.
14Then I will also
Or praise you
confess to you,
That your own right hand can save you.

God’s Power Shown in Creatures

15Behold now
Or the hippopotamus
Behemoth, which v  I made
Lit with
as well as you;
He eats grass like an ox.
16Behold now, his strength in his loins
And his power in the muscles of his belly.
17He bends his tail like a cedar;
The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
18His bones are tubes of bronze;
His
Lit bones
limbs are like bars of iron.

19“He is the y  first of the ways of God;
Let his z  maker bring near his sword.
20Surely the mountains aa  bring him food,
And all the beasts of the field ab  play there.
21Under the lotus plants he lies down,
In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.
22The lotus plants cover him with
Lit his shade
shade;
The willows of the brook surround him.
23If a river
Or oppresses
rages, he is not alarmed;
He is confident, though the ae  Jordan rushes to his mouth.
24Can anyone capture him
Lit in his eyes
when he is on watch,
With
Lit snares
barbs can anyone pierce his nose?

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