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Job 40 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then the LORD said to Job, 1 The LORD said to Job:
2 "Do you still want to argue with the Almighty? You are God's critic, but do you have the answers?" 2 "Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!"
3 Then Job replied to the LORD, 3 Then Job answered the LORD:
4 "I am nothing -- how could I ever find the answers? I will put my hand over my mouth in silence. 4 "I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5 I have said too much already. I have nothing more to say." 5 I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."
6 Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind: 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 "Brace yourself, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them. 7 "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 Are you going to discredit my justice and condemn me so you can say you are right? 8 "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?
9 Are you as strong as 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 All right then, put on your robes of state, your majesty and splendor. 10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Give vent to your anger. Let it overflow against the proud. 11 Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at every proud man and bring him low,
12 Humiliate the proud with a glance; walk on the wicked where they stand. 12 look at every proud man and humble him, crush the wicked where they stand.
13 Bury them in the dust. Imprison them in the world of the dead. 13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
14 Then even I would praise you, for your own strength would save you." 14 Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.
15 "Take a look at the mighty hippopotamus. I made it, just as I made 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 See its powerful loins and the muscles of its belly. 16 What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!
17 Its tail is as straight as a cedar. The sinews of its thighs are tightly knit together. 17 His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.
18 Its bones are tubes of bronze. Its limbs are bars of iron. 18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
19 It is a prime example of God's amazing handiwork. Only its Creator can threaten it. 19 He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword.
20 The mountains offer it their best food, where all the wild animals play. 20 The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 It lies down under the lotus plants, hidden by the reeds. 21 Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 The lotus plants give it shade among the willows beside the stream. 22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 It is not disturbed by raging rivers, not even when the swelling Jordan rushes down upon it. 23 When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
24 No one can catch it off guard or put a ring in its nose and lead it away." 24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?