Job 40 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Lord said to Job: 1 The LORD said to Job:
2 "Will the person who argues with the Almighty correct him? Let the person who accuses God answer him." 2 "Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!"
3 Then Job answered the Lord: 3 Then Job answered the LORD:
4 "I am not worthy; I cannot answer you anything, so I will put my hand over my mouth. 4 "I am unworthy--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5 I spoke one time, but I will not answer again; I even spoke two times, but I will say nothing more." 5 I spoke once, but I have no answer-- twice, but I will say no more."
6 Then the Lord spoke to Job from the storm: 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 "Be strong, like a man! I will ask you questions, and you must answer me. 7 "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 Would you say that I am unfair? Would you blame me to make yourself look right? 8 "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?
9 Are you as strong as God? Can your voice thunder like his? 9 Do you have an arm like God's, and can your voice thunder like his?
10 If so, then decorate yourself with glory and beauty; dress in honor and greatness as if they were clothing. 10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Let your great anger punish; look at the proud and bring them down. 11 Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at every proud man and bring him low,
12 Look at the proud and make them humble. Crush the wicked wherever they are. 12 look at every proud man and humble him, crush the wicked where they stand.
13 Bury them all in the dirt together; cover their faces in the grave. 13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
14 If you can do that, then I myself will praise you, because you are strong enough to save yourself. 14 Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.
15 "Look at the behemoth, which I made 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 Look at the strength it has in its body; the muscles of its stomach are powerful. 16 What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!
17 Its tail is like a cedar tree; the muscles of its thighs are woven together. 17 His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.
18 Its bones are like tubes of bronze; its legs are like bars of iron. 18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
19 It is one of the first of God's works, but its Maker can destroy it. 19 He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword.
20 The hills, where the wild animals play, provide food for it. 20 The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 It lies under the lotus plants, hidden by the tall grass in the swamp. 21 Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 The lotus plants hide it in their shadow; the poplar trees by the streams surround it. 22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 If the river floods, it will not be afraid; it is safe even if the Jordan River rushes to 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 blind its eyes and capture it? Can anyone put hooks in its nose? 24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?