Job 40:1-2

1 The LORD said to Job:
2 “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!”

Job 40:1-2 Meaning and Commentary


In this chapter Job is called upon to give in his answer, Job 40:1,2, which he does in the most humble manner, acknowledging his vileness and folly, Job 40:3-5; and then the Lord proceeds to give him further conviction of his superior justice and power, Job 40:6-9; and one thing he proposes to him, to humble the proud, if he could, and then he would own his own right hand could save him, Job 40:10-15; and observes to him another instance of his power in a creature called behemoth, which he had made, and gives a description of, Job 40:15-24.

Cross References 4

  • 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
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