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Job 40

Job 40:1  
Moreover Yahweh answered Job,

Job 40:2  
“Shall he who argues contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it.”

Job 40:3  
Then Job answered Yahweh,

Job 40:4  
“Behold, I am of small account. What will I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.

Job 40:5  
I have spoken once, and I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further.”

Job 40:6  
Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind:

Job 40:7  
“Now brace yourself like a man. I will question you, and you will answer me.

Job 40:8  
Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?

Job 40:9  
Or do you have an arm like God? Can you thunder with a voice like him?

Job 40:10  
“Now deck yourself with excellency and dignity. Array yourself with honor and majesty.

Job 40:11  
Pour out the fury of your anger. Look at everyone who is proud, and bring him low.

Job 40:12  
Look at everyone who is proud, and humble him. Crush the wicked in their place.

Job 40:13  
Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place.

Job 40:14  
Then I will also admit to you that your own right hand can save you.

Job 40:15  
“See now behemoth, which I made as well as you. He eats grass as an ox.

Job 40:16  
Look now, his strength is in his thighs. His force is in the muscles of his belly.

Job 40:17  
He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

Job 40:18  
His bones are like tubes of bronze. His limbs are like bars of iron.

Job 40:19  
He is the chief of the ways of God. He who made him gives him his sword.

Job 40:20  
Surely the mountains produce food for him, where all the animals of the field play.

Job 40:21  
He lies under the lotus trees, in the covert of the reed, and the marsh.

Job 40:22  
The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.

Job 40:23  
Behold, if a river overflows, he doesn’t tremble. He is confident, though the Jordan swells even to his mouth.

Job 40:24  
Shall any take him when he is on the watch, or pierce through his nose with a snare?


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