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Job 40 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the LORD said to Job: 1 The LORD said to Job:
2 "Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with 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: 3 Then Job answered the LORD:
4 "Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer thee? I lay 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 spoken once, and I will not answer; 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: 6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 "Gird up your loins like a man; I will question you, and you declare to me. 7 "Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you may be justified? 8 "Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?
9 Have you an arm like 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 "Deck yourself with majesty and dignity; clothe yourself with glory and splendor. 10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Pour forth the overflowings of your anger, and look on 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 where they stand. 12 look at every proud man and humble him, crush the wicked where they stand.
13 Hide them all in the dust together; bind their faces in the world below. 13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
14 Then will I also acknowledge to you, that your own right hand can give you victory. 14 Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.
15 "Behold, Be'hemoth, which I made as I made 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 Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly. 16 What strength he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!
17 He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together. 17 His tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.
18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron. 18 His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like rods of iron.
19 "He is the first of the works of God; let him who made him bring near his sword! 19 He ranks first among the works of God, yet his Maker can approach him with his sword.
20 For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play. 20 The hills bring him their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 Under the lotus plants he lies, in the covert of the reeds and in the marsh. 21 Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 For his shade the lotus trees cover him; the willows of the brook surround him. 22 The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround him.
23 Behold, if the river is turbulent he is not frightened; he is confident though Jordan rushes against his mouth. 23 When the river rages, he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan should surge against his mouth.
24 Can one take him with hooks, or pierce his nose with a snare? 24 Can anyone capture him by the eyes, or trap him and pierce his nose?