Job 40
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Job Places His Hand Over His Mouth

1Then Yahweh answered Job and said,

2“Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty?

Let him who reproves God answer it.”

3Then Job answered Yahweh and said,

4“Behold, I am insignificant; what can I respond to You?

I place my hand over my mouth.

5Once I have spoken, and I will not answer;

Even twice, and I will add nothing more.”

Yahweh Will Ask Job

6Then Yahweh answered Job out of the [†]whirlwind and said,

7“Now gird up your loins like a man;

I will ask you, and you make Me know.

8Will you really annul My judgment?

Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

9Or do you have an arm like God,

And can you thunder with a voice like His?

10“Adorn yourself with exaltation and loftiness,

And clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.

11Pour out the overflowings of your anger,

And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.

12Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him,

And tread down the wicked [†]in their place.

13Hide them in the dust together;

Bind their faces in the hidden place.

14Then I will also praise you,

That your own right hand can save you.

Behold the Behemoth

15“Behold now, [†]Behemoth, which I made along with you;

It eats grass like an ox.

16Behold now, its power in its loins

And its vigor in the muscles of its belly.

17It hangs its tail like a cedar;

The sinews of its thighs are knit together.

18Its bones are tubes of bronze;

Its [†]limbs are like bars of iron.

19“It is the first of the ways of God;

Let its Maker bring near its sword.

20Surely the mountains bring it food,

And all the beasts of the field play there.

21Under the lotus plants it lies down,

In the hidden place of the reeds and the marsh.

22The lotus plants cover it with [†]shade;

The willows of the brook surround it.

23If a river oppresses, it is not alarmed;

It is secure, though the Jordan bursts forth to its mouth.

24Can anyone capture it before its eyes,

With snares can anyone pierce its nose?

6 Or storm
12 Lit under them
15 Possibly the hippopotamus
18 Lit bones
22 Lit his shade

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