Job 40

Job 40:1  

Job 40:2  
Will he who is protesting give teaching to the Ruler of all? Let him who has arguments to put forward against God give an answer.

Job 40:3  
And Job said in answer to the Lord,

Job 40:4  
Truly, I am of no value; what answer may I give to you? I will put my hand on my mouth.

Job 40:5  
I have said once, and even twice, what was in my mind, but I will not do so again.

Job 40:6  
Then the Lord made answer to Job out of the storm-wind, and said,

Job 40:7  
Get your strength together like a man of war: I will put questions to you, and you will give me the answers.

Job 40:8  
Will you even make my right of no value? will you say that I am wrong in order to make clear that you are right?

Job 40:9  
Have you an arm like God? have you a voice of thunder like his?

Job 40:10  
Put on the ornaments of your pride; be clothed with glory and power:

Job 40:11  
Let your wrath be overflowing; let your eyes see all the sons of pride, and make them low.

Job 40:12  
Send destruction on all who are lifted up, pulling down the sinners from their places.

Job 40:13  
Let them be covered together in the dust; let their faces be dark in the secret place of the underworld.

Job 40:14  
Then I will give praise to you, saying that your right hand is able to give you salvation.

Job 40:15  
See now the Great Beast, whom I made, even as I made you; he takes grass for food, like the ox.

Job 40:16  
His strength is in his body, and his force in the muscles of his stomach.

Job 40:17  
His tail is curving like a cedar; the muscles of his legs are joined together.

Job 40:18  
His bones are pipes of brass, his legs are like rods of iron.

Job 40:19  
He is the chief of the ways of God, made by him for his pleasure.

Job 40:20  
He takes the produce of the mountains, where all the beasts of the field are at play.

Job 40:21  
He takes his rest under the trees of the river, and in the pool, under the shade of the water-plants.

Job 40:22  
He is covered by the branches of the trees; the grasses of the stream are round him.

Job 40:23  
Truly, if the river is overflowing, it gives him no cause for fear; he has no sense of danger, even if Jordan is rushing against his mouth.

Job 40:24  
Will anyone take him when he is on the watch, or put metal teeth through his nose?

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