Job 40 CSB

1 The Lord answered Job:
2 Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct [Him]? Let him who argues with God give an answer.a

References for Job 40:2

    • a 40:2 - Lit God respond to it
      3 Then Job answered the Lord:
      4 I am so insignificant. How can I answer You? I place my hand over my mouth.b

      References for Job 40:4

        • b 40:4 - Jb 21:5; 29:9; 31:14
          5 I have spoken once, and I will not reply; twice,c but [now] I can add nothing.

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              6 Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:d

              References for Job 40:6

                • d 40:6 - Jb 38:1; 2 Kg 2:1,11; Ezk 1:4
                  7 Get ready to answer Me like a man; When I question you, you will inform Me.e

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                      8 Would you really challenge My justice? Would you declare Me guilty to justify yourself?f

                      References for Job 40:8

                        • f 40:8 - Jb 9:20; 13:18; 22:3
                          9 Do you have an armg like God's? Can you thunder with a voice like His?

                          References for Job 40:9

                            • g 40:9 - Ex 6:6; 15:16; Dt 5:15
                              10 Adorn yourself with majesty and splendor, and clothe yourself with honor and glory.h

                              References for Job 40:10

                                • h 40:10 - Jb 29:14; 1 Ch 16:27; Ps 8:5
                                  11 Unleash your raging anger; look on every proud person and humiliate him.i

                                  References for Job 40:11

                                    • i 40:11 - 1 Sm 2:7; Isa 13:11; Ezk 21:26
                                      12 Look on every proud person and humble him; trample the wicked where they stand.jk

                                      References for Job 40:12

                                        • j 40:12 - Lit wicked in their place
                                        • k 40:12 - Ps 72:4; 89:10
                                          13 Hide them together in the dust; imprison them in the grave.l

                                          References for Job 40:13

                                            • l 40:13 - Lit together; bind their faces in the hidden place
                                              14 Then I will confess to you that your own right hand can deliver you.m

                                              References for Job 40:14

                                                • m 40:14 - Ps 17:7; 20:6; 108:6
                                                  15 Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you. He eats grass like an ox.
                                                  16 Look at the strength of his loins and the power in the muscles of his belly.
                                                  17 He stiffens his tail like a cedar tree; the tendons of his thighs are woven firmly together.
                                                  18 His bones are bronze tubes; his limbs are like iron rods.
                                                  19 He is the foremost of God's works;n [only] his Maker can draw the sword against him.

                                                  References for Job 40:19

                                                    • n 40:19 - Jb 26:14; Gn 1:24
                                                      20 The hills yield food for him, while all [sorts of] wild animals play there.
                                                      21 He lies under the lotus plants, hiding in the protectiono of marshy reeds.

                                                      References for Job 40:21

                                                        • o 40:21 - Lit plants, in the hiding place
                                                          22 Lotus plants cover him with their shade; the willows by the brook surround him.
                                                          23 Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid; he remains confident, even if the Jordan surges up to his mouth.
                                                          24 Can anyone capture him while he looks on,p or pierce his nose with snares?q

                                                          References for Job 40:24

                                                            • p 40:24 - Lit capture it in its eyes
                                                            • q 40:24 - Jb 41:2