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Job 40 ASV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

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1 Moreover Jehovah answered Job, and said, 1 The LORD said to Job:
2 Shall he that cavilleth contend with the Almighty? He that argueth with God, let him answer it. 2 "Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!"
3 Then Job answered Jehovah, and said, 3 Then Job answered the LORD:
4 Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth. 4 "I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5 Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further. 5 I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."
6 Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. 7 "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified? 8 "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?
9 Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like him? 9 Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?
10 Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity; And array thyself with honor and majesty. 10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger; And look upon every one that is proud, and abase him. 11 Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at every proud man and bring him low,
12 Look on every one that is proud, [and] bring him low; And tread down the wicked where they stand. 12 look at every proud man and humble him, crush the wicked where they stand.
13 Hide them in the dust together; Bind their faces in the hidden [place]. 13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
14 Then will I also confess of thee That thine own right hand can save thee. 14 Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.
15 Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee; He eateth grass as an ox. 15 "Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, And his force is in the muscles of his belly. 16 What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!
17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: The sinews of his thighs are knit together. 17 His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.
18 His bones are [as] tubes of brass; His limbs are like bars of iron. 18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
19 He is the chief of the ways of God: He [only] that made him giveth him his sword. 19 He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword.
20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the beasts of the field do play. 20 The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 He lieth under the lotus-trees, In the covert of the reed, and the fen. 21 Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 The lotus-trees cover him with their shade; The willows of the brook compass him about. 22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not; He is confident, though a Jordan swell even to his mouth. 23 When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
24 Shall any take him when he is on the watch, Or pierce through his nose with a snare? 24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?