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Job 40 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 ... 1 The LORD said to Job:
2 Will he who is protesting give teaching to the Ruler of all? Let him who has arguments to put forward against God give an answer. 2 "Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!"
3 And Job said in answer to the Lord, 3 Then Job answered the LORD:
4 Truly, I am of no value; what answer may I give to you? I will put my hand on my mouth. 4 "I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5 I have said once, and even twice, what was in my mind, but I will not do so again. 5 I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."
6 Then the Lord made answer to Job out of the storm-wind, and said, 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 Get your strength together like a man of war: I will put questions to you, and you will give me the answers. 7 "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 Will you even make my right of no value? will you say that I am wrong in order to make clear that you are right? 8 "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?
9 Have you an arm like God? have you a voice of thunder like his? 9 Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?
10 Put on the ornaments of your pride; be clothed with glory and power: 10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Let your wrath be overflowing; let your eyes see all the sons of pride, and make them low. 11 Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at every proud man and bring him low,
12 Send destruction on all who are lifted up, pulling down the sinners from their places. 12 look at every proud man and humble him, crush the wicked where they stand.
13 Let them be covered together in the dust; let their faces be dark in the secret place of the underworld. 13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
14 Then I will give praise to you, saying that your right hand is able to give you salvation. 14 Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.
15 See now the Great Beast, whom I made, even as I made you; he takes grass for food, like the ox. 15 "Look at the behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
16 His strength is in his body, and his force in the muscles of his stomach. 16 What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!
17 His tail is curving like a cedar; the muscles of his legs are joined together. 17 His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.
18 His bones are pipes of brass, his legs are like rods 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, made by him for his pleasure. 19 He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword.
20 He takes the produce of the mountains, where all the beasts of the field are at play. 20 The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 He takes his rest under the trees of the river, and in the pool, under the shade of the water-plants. 21 Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 He is covered by the branches of the trees; the grasses of the stream are round him. 22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 Truly, if the river is overflowing, it gives him no cause for fear; he has no sense of danger, even if Jordan is rushing against his mouth. 23 When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
24 Will anyone take him when he is on the watch, or put metal teeth through his nose? 24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?