Job 40 NAS

Job: What Can I Say?

1 Then the LORD said to Job,

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      2 "Will the faultfinder 1contend with the Almighty? Let him who 2reproves God answer it."

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      3 Then Job answered the LORD and said,
      4 "Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I 3lay my hand on my mouth.

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      5 "Once I have spoken, and 4I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."

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      God Questions Job

      6 Then the 5LORD answered Job out of the storm and said,

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      7 "Now 6gird up your loins like a man; I will 7ask you, and you instruct Me.

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      8 "Will you really 8annul My judgment? Will you 9condemn Me 10that you may be justified?

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      9 "Or do you have an arm like God, And can you 11thunder with a voice like His?

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      10 "12Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.

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      11 "Pour out 13the overflowings of your anger, And look on everyone who is 14proud, and make him low.

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      12 "Look on everyone who is proud, and 15humble him, And 16tread down the wicked awhere they stand.

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        • Ȯ 40:12 - Lit "under them"
          13 "17Hide them in the dust together; Bind bthem in the hidden place.

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            • ȯ 40:13 - Or "their faces"
              14 "Then I will also cconfess to you, That your own right hand can save you.

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                • Ȱ 40:14 - Or "praise you"

                  God's Power Shown in Creatures

                  15 "Behold now, dBehemoth, which 18I made eas well as you; He eats grass like an ox.

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                    • ȱ 40:15 - Or "the hippopotamus"
                    • Ȳ 40:15 - Lit "with"
                      16 "Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly.
                      17 "He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
                      18 "His bones are tubes of bronze; His flimbs are like bars of iron.

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                          19 "He is the 19first of the ways of God; Let his 20maker bring near his sword.

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                          20 "Surely the mountains 21bring him food, And all the beasts of the field 22play there.

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                          21 "Under the lotus plants he lies down, In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.
                          22 "The lotus plants cover him with gshade; The willows of the brook surround him.

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                            • ȴ 40:22 - Lit "his shade"
                              23 "If a river hrages, he is not alarmed; He is confident, though the 23Jordan rushes to his mouth.

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                                • ȵ 40:23 - Or "oppresses"
                                  24 "Can anyone capture him iwhen he is on watch, With jbarbs can anyone pierce his nose?

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                                    • ȶ 40:24 - Lit "in his eyes"
                                    • ȷ 40:24 - Lit "snares"