Job 40
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1The LORD answered Job:

2Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him?

Let him who argues with God give an answer. a

3Then Job answered the LORD:

4I am so insignificant. How can I answer You? b

I place my hand over my mouth.

5I have spoken once, and I will not reply;

twice, but now I can add nothing. c

6Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind: d

7Get ready to answer Me like a man;

When I questione you, you will inform Me.

8Would you really challenge My justice?

Would you declare Me guiltyf to justify yourself? g

9Do you have an arm like God’s?

Can you thunder with a voice like His?

10Adorn yourself with majestyh and splendor,

and clothe yourself with honor and glory.

11Unleash your raging anger; i

look on every proud person and humiliate him. j

12Look on every proud person and humble him; k

trample the wicked where they stand. l

13Hide them together in the dust;

imprison them in the grave. m

14Then I will confess to you

that your own right handn can deliver you. o

15Look at Behemoth,

which I made along with you.

He eats grass like an ox.

16Look at the strength of his loins

and the power in the muscles of his belly.

17He stiffens his tail like a cedar tree;

the tendons of his thighs are woven firmly together.

18His bones are bronze tubes;

his limbs are like iron rods.

19He is the foremost of God’s works; p

only his Maker can draw the sword against him.

20The hills yield food for him,

while all sorts of wild animals play there.

21He lies under the lotus plants,

hiding in the protection q of marshy reeds.

22Lotus plants cover him with their shade;

the willows by the brook surround him.

23Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid;

he remains confident, even if the Jordan surges up to his mouth.

24Can anyone capture him while he looks on, r

or pierce his nose with snares?

a. 40:2 Lit God respond to it
b. 40:4 Ezr 9:6; Jb 29:9; 42:6
c. 40:5 Jb 9:3,15; 33:14; Ps 62:11
d. 40:6 Jb 38:1; Jr 30:23; Ezk 13:11,13
e. 40:7 2Sm 11:7; Jb 38:3; 42:4
f. 40:8 Jb 9:20,28; Ps 37:33; Is 50:9
g. 40:8 Jb 32:2; Ps 51:4; Rm 3:4
h. 40:10 Ps 93:1; 96:6; 104:1
i. 40:11 Jb 14:13; 19:11; 21:17
j. 40:11 Is 2:11; Ezk 21:26; Dn 4:37
k. 40:12 Ps 18:27; Is 13:11; 63:3
l. 40:12 Lit wicked in their place
m. 40:13 Lit together; bind their faces in the hidden place
n. 40:14 Ps 17:7; 20:6; 108:6
o. 40:14 Ps 3:8; 49:7; 62:2
p. 40:19 Jb 26:14; Pr 8:22
q. 40:21 Lit plants, in the hiding place
r. 40:24 Lit capture it in its eyes
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