Job 40:11

11 Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at all who are proud and bring them low,

Job 40:11 in Other Translations

11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
11 Pour out the overflowings of your anger, and look on everyone who is proud and abase him.
11 Give vent to your anger. Let it overflow against the proud.
11 Unleash your outrage. Target the arrogant and lay them flat.
11 Unleash your raging anger; look on every proud person and humiliate him.

Job 40:11 Meaning and Commentary

Job 40:11

Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath
Work thyself up into a passion, at least seemingly; put on all the airs of a wrathful and enraged king on a throne of state, whose wrath is like the roaring of a lion, and as messengers of death; pour out menaces plentifully, threatening what thou wilt do; and try if by such means thou canst humble the spirit of a proud man, as follows;

and behold everyone [that is] proud, and abase him;
look sternly at him, put on a fierce, furious, and menacing countenance, and see if thou canst dash a proud man out of countenance, and humble him before thee, as I am able; among the many instances of divine power the Lord settles upon this one, and proposes it to Job to try his skill and power upon, the humbling of a proud man.

Job 40:11 In-Context

9 Do you have an arm like God’s, and can your voice thunder like his?
10 Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
11 Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at all who are proud and bring them low,
12 look at all who are proud and humble them, crush the wicked where they stand.
13 Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Job 20:28; Psalms 7:11; Isaiah 5:25; Isaiah 9:12,19; Isaiah 10:5; Isaiah 13:3,5; Isaiah 30:27; Isaiah 42:25; Isaiah 51:20; Jeremiah 7:20; Nahum 1:6; Zephaniah 1:18
  • 2. Psalms 18:27; Isa 2:11,12,17; Isaiah 23:9; Isaiah 24:10; Isaiah 25:12; Isaiah 26:5; Isaiah 32:19; Daniel 4:37
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