Job 40

1 The LORD said to Job:
2 “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!”
3 Then Job answered the LORD:
4 “I am unworthy—how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
5 I spoke once, but I have no answer— twice, but I will say no more.”
6 Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
7 “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
8 “Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
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.
14 Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.
15 “Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
16 What strength it has in its loins, what power in the muscles of its belly!
17 Its tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.
18 Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like rods of iron.
19 It ranks first among the works of God, yet its Maker can approach it with his sword.
20 The hills bring it their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
21 Under the lotus plants it lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
22 The lotuses conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround it.
23 A raging river does not alarm it; it is secure, though the Jordan should surge against its mouth.
24 Can anyone capture it by the eyes, or trap it and pierce its nose?

Cross References 43

  • 1. S Job 5:8; S Job 10:2; Job 13:3; Job 23:4; Job 31:35; Job 33:13
  • 2. S Job 13:3
  • 3. S Job 9:15; S Job 11:8; S Job 33:13; Romans 9:20
  • 4. S Job 9:3
  • 5. Job 42:6
  • 6. S Judges 18:19; S Job 29:9
  • 7. S Job 9:3
  • 8. S Job 9:15
  • 9. S Exodus 14:21; S Job 38:1
  • 10. S Job 38:3; Job 42:4
  • 11. S Job 15:25; S Job 27:2; Romans 3:3
  • 12. S Job 2:3; S Job 34:17
  • 13. S 2 Chronicles 32:8; S Psalms 98:1
  • 14. Isaiah 6:8; Ezekiel 10:5
  • 15. S Exodus 20:19; S Job 36:33; Job 37:5; Psalms 29:3-4
  • 16. Psalms 29:1-2; Psalms 45:3; Psalms 93:1; Psalms 96:6; Psalms 104:1; Psalms 145:5
  • 17. 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
  • 18. 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
  • 19. Psalms 10:4; Isaiah 25:11; Jeremiah 48:29; Jeremiah 49:16; Zephaniah 2:10
  • 20. S 1 Samuel 2:7; S Psalms 52:5; 1 Peter 5:5
  • 21. Psalms 60:12; Isaiah 13:11; Isaiah 22:5; Isaiah 28:3; Isaiah 63:2-3,6; Daniel 5:20; Micah 5:8; Micah 7:10; Zechariah 10:5; Malachi 4:3
  • 22. Numbers 16:31-34
  • 23. S Job 4:9
  • 24. Exodus 15:6,12; Psalms 18:35; Psalms 20:6; Psalms 48:10; Psalms 60:5; Psalms 108:6; Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 63:5
  • 25. S Job 9:9
  • 26. Isaiah 11:7; Isaiah 65:25
  • 27. S Job 39:11
  • 28. Job 41:9
  • 29. Job 41:15
  • 30. Job 41:12
  • 31. Isaiah 11:4; Isaiah 49:2
  • 32. Job 41:33; Psalms 40:5; Psalms 139:14; Isaiah 27:1
  • 33. S Job 4:17; S Job 9:9
  • 34. S Genesis 3:24
  • 35. Psalms 104:14
  • 36. Psalms 104:26
  • 37. S Job 5:23
  • 38. S Genesis 41:2; Psalms 68:30; Isaiah 35:7
  • 39. Job 8:11
  • 40. Psalms 1:3; Isaiah 44:4
  • 41. Isaiah 8:7; Isaiah 11:15
  • 42. S Joshua 3:1
  • 43. 2 Kings 19:28; Job 41:2,7,26; Isaiah 37:29

Job 40 Commentaries

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