Job 40 CJB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Continuing to address Iyov, ADONAI said: 1 The LORD said to Job:
2 "Does the critic still want to dispute Shaddai? Let him who wants to correct God give an answer!" 2 "Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!"
3 Then Iyov replied to ADONAI: 3 Then Job answered the LORD:
4 "I am too ashamed; I have nothing to say. I lay my hand over my mouth. 4 "I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5 Yes, I spoke once, but I won't answer more; all right, twice, but I won't go on." 5 I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."
6 ADONAI answered Iyov out of the storm: 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 "Stand up like a man, and brace yourself; I will ask questions; and you, give the answers! 7 "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 "Are you impugning my justice? Putting me in the wrong to prove yourself right? 8 "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?
9 Do you have an arm like God's? 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 Come on, deck yourself with majesty and dignity, robe yourself in glory and splendor. 10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Let loose your furious anger, look at all who are proud, and humble them. 11 Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at every proud man and bring him low,
12 Look at all who are proud, and bring them down; tread down 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 ground together, bind their faces in the hidden world. 13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
14 If you do this, then I will confess to you that your own power can save you. 14 Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.
15 "Now consider Behemot, whom I made along with 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 What strength he has in his loins! What power in his stomach muscles! 16 What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!
17 He can make his tail as stiff as a cedar, the muscles in his thighs are like cables, 17 His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.
18 his bones are like bronze pipes, his limbs like iron bars. 18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
19 "He ranks first among God's works. Only his maker can approach him with his sword. 19 He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword.
20 The mountains produce food for him there, where all the wild animals play. 20 The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 He lies down under the thorny lotus bushes and is hidden by the reeds in the swamp; 21 Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 the lotus bushes cover him with their shade, and the willows by the stream surround him. 22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 If the river overflows, it doesn't worry him; he is confident even if the Yarden rushes by 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 catch him by his eyes or pierce his nose with a hook? 24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?