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Job 40 NAS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

New American Standard (NAS) New International Version (NIV)
1 Then the LORD said to Job, 1 The LORD said to Job:
2 "Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it." 2 "Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!"
3 Then Job answered the LORD and said, 3 Then Job answered the LORD:
4 "Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth. 4 "I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5 "Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more." 5 I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."
6 Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm and said, 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 "Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me. 7 "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 "Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified? 8 "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?
9 "Or do you have an arm like God, And can you thunder with a voice like His? 9 Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?
10 "Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, And clothe yourself with honor and majesty. 10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 "Pour out the overflowings of your anger, And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low. 11 Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at every proud man and bring him low,
12 "Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him, 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 them in the hidden place. 13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
14 "Then I will also confess to you, That your own right hand can save you. 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 you; He eats grass like an ox. 15 "Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
16 "Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly. 16 What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!
17 "He bends 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 tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron. 18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
19 "He is the first of the ways of God; Let his maker bring near 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 food, And all the beasts of the field play there. 20 The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 "Under the lotus plants he lies down, In the covert of the reeds and the marsh. 21 Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 "The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him. 22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 "If a river rages, he is not alarmed; He is confident, though the Jordan rushes to his mouth. 23 When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
24 "Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose? 24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?