Job 40
Brenton's Septuagint Translation Par ▾ 

Job Humbles Himself before the LORD

1(39:31) And the Lord God answered Job, and said,

2(39:32) Will any one pervert judgment with the Mighty One? and he that reproves God, let him return it for answer.

3(39:33) And Job answered and said to the Lord,

4(39:34) Why do I yet plead? being rebuked even while reproving the Lord: hearing such things, whereas I am nothing: and what shall I answer to these arguments? I will lay my hand upon my mouth.

5(39:35) I have spoken once; but I will not do so a second time.

The LORD Challenges Job Again

6(40:1) And the Lord yet again answered and spoke to Job out of the cloud, saying,

7(40:2) Nay, gird up now thy loins like a man; and I will ask thee, and do thou answer me.

8(40:3) Do not set aside my judgment: and dost thou think that I have dealt with thee in any other way, than that thou mightest appear to be righteous?

9(40:4) Hast thou an arm like the Lord's? or dost thou thunder with a voice like his?

10(40:5) Assume now a lofty bearing and power; and clothe thyself with glory and honour.

11(40:6) And send forth messengers with wrath; and lay low every haughty one.

12(40:7) Bring down also the proud man; and consume at once the ungodly.

13(40:8) And hide them together in the earth; and fill their faces with shame.

14(40:9) Then will I confess that thy right hand can save thee.

15(40:10) But now look at the wild beasts with thee; they eat grass like oxen.

16(40:11) Behold now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.

17(40:12) He sets up his tail like a cypress; and his nerves are wrapped together.

18(40:13) His sides are sides of brass; and his backbone is as cast iron.

19(40:14) This is the chief of the creation of the Lord; made to be played with by his angels.

20(40:15) And when he has gone up to a steep mountain, he causes joy to the quadrupeds in the deep.

21(40:16) He lies under trees of every kind, by the papyrus, and reed, and bulrush.

22(40:17) And the great trees make a shadow over him with their branches, and so do the bushes of the field.

23(40:18) If there should be a flood, he will not perceive it; he trust that Jordan will rush up into his mouth.

24(40:19) Yet one shall take him in his sight; one shall catch him with a cord, and pierce his nose.

The English translation of The Septuagint by Sir Lancelot Charles Lee Brenton (1851)

Section Headings Courtesy Berean Bible

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