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Job 40:9

9 Do you have an arm like God’s, and can your voice thunder like his?

Read Job 40:9 Using Other Translations

Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
Have you an arm like God, and can you thunder with a voice like his?
Are you as strong as God? Can you thunder with a voice like his?

What does Job 40:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Job 40:9

Hast thou an arm like God?
&c.] Such power as he has, which is infinite, almighty, and uncontrollable, and therefore there is no contending with him; as he has an arm on which good men may lean on and trust in, and by which they are supported, protected, and saved, so he has an arm to crush like a moth all that strive with him or against him;

or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
thunder is his voice; see ( Job 37:4 Job 37:5 ) ( Psalms 29:3 ) and is expressive of his power, ( Job 26:14 ) ; and his powerful voice may be observed in calling all things out of nothing into being in creation; in commanding and ordering all things in providence according to his pleasure; and in quickening sinners through his Gospel, by his Spirit and grace in conversion, and will be in calling men out of their graves and summoning them to judgment at the last day. God can both overpower and out voice men, and therefore it is in vain to oppose him and contend with him.

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