||English: New American Standard Bible
Job 40 [Commentary] [Map] |
||Then the LORD said to Job,
||"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty?
Let him who reproves God answer it."
||Then Job answered the LORD and said,
||"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You?
I lay my hand on my mouth.
||"Once I have spoken, and I will not answer;
Even twice, and I will add nothing more."
||Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm and said,
||"Now gird up your loins like a man;
I will ask you, and you instruct Me.
||"Will you really annul My judgment?
Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?
||"Or do you have an arm like God,
And can you thunder with a voice like His?
||"Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity,
And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
||"Pour out the overflowings of your anger,
And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.
||"Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him,
And tread down the wicked where they stand.
||"Hide them in the dust together;
Bind them in the hidden place.
||"Then I will also confess to you,
That your own right hand can save you.
||"Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you;
He eats grass like an ox.
||"Behold now, his strength in his loins
And his power in the muscles of his belly.
||"He bends his tail like a cedar;
The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
||"His bones are tubes of bronze;
His limbs are like bars of iron.
||"He is the first of the ways of God;
Let his maker bring near his sword.
||"Surely the mountains bring him food,
And all the beasts of the field play there.
||"Under the lotus plants he lies down,
In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.
||"The lotus plants cover him with shade;
The willows of the brook surround him.
||"If a river rages, he is not alarmed;
He is confident, though the Jordan rushes to his mouth.
||"Can anyone capture him when he is on watch,
With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?
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