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Job 40 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

New International Reader's Version (NIRV) New International Version (NIV)
1 The LORD continued, 1 The LORD said to Job:
2 "I am the Mighty One. Will the man who argues with me correct me? Let him who brings charges against me answer me!" 2 "Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!"
3 Job replied to the Lord, 3 Then Job answered the LORD:
4 "I'm not worthy. How can I reply to you? I'm putting my hand over my mouth. I'll stop talking. 4 "I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5 I spoke once. But I really don't have any answer. I spoke twice. But I won't say anything else." 5 I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."
6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm. He said, 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 "Get ready to stand up for yourself. I will ask you some more questions. Then I want you to answer me. 7 "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 "Would you dare to claim that I am not being fair? Would you judge me in order to make yourself seem right? 8 "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?
9 Is your arm as powerful as mine is? Can your voice thunder as mine does? 9 Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?
10 Then put on glory and beauty as if they were your clothes. Also put honor and majesty on. 10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Let loose your great anger. Look at those who are proud and bring them low. 11 Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at every proud man and bring him low,
12 Look at proud people and bring them down. Crush those who are evil right where they are. 12 look at every proud man and humble him, crush the wicked where they stand.
13 Bury their bodies in the dust together. Cover their faces in the grave. 13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
14 Then I myself will admit 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 "Look at the behemoth. It is a huge animal. I made both of you. It 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 Look at the strength it has in its hips! What power it has in the muscles of its stomach! 16 What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!
17 Its tail sways back and forth like a cedar tree. The tendons of its thighs are close together. 17 His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.
18 Its bones are like tubes made out of bronze. Its legs are like rods made out of iron. 18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
19 It ranks first among my works. I made it. I can approach it with my sword. 19 He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword.
20 The hills produce food for it. All of the other wild animals play near it. 20 The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 It lies under lotus plants. It hides in tall grass in the swamps. 21 Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 The lotus plants hide it in their shade. Poplar trees near streams surround it. 22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 It is not afraid when the river roars. It is secure even when the Jordan River rushes against its 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 it by its eyes? Can anyone trap it and poke a hole through its nose? 24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?