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Job 40 WBT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

The Webster Bible (WBT) New International Version (NIV)
1 Moreover, the LORD answered Job, and said, 1 The LORD said to Job:
2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct [him]? he that reproveth 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 the LORD, and said, 3 Then Job answered the LORD:
4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will 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; but I will not answer: yes, 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 the LORD 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 to me. 7 "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? 8 "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?
9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like his? 9 Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?
10 Deck thyself now [with] majesty and excellence; and array thyself with glory and beauty. 10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold 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 in their place. 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 secret. 13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
14 Then will I also confess to thee that thy 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 with 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 navel 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 male organs are wrapped together. 17 His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.
18 His bones [are as] strong pieces of brass; his bones [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 that made him can make his sword to approach [him]. 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 play. 20 The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. 21 Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 The shady trees cover him [with] their shadow; the willows of the brook encompass him. 22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, [and] hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. 23 When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
24 He taketh it with his eyes: [his] nose pierceth through snares. 24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?