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Job 40 (asv)

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40:1Moreover Jehovah answered Job, and said,

40:2Shall he that cavilleth contend with the Almighty?

He that argueth with God, let him answer it.

40:3Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,

40:4Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee?

I lay my hand upon my mouth.

40:5Once have I spoken, and I will not answer;

Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.

40:6Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

40:7Gird up thy loins now like a man:

I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

40:8Wilt thou even annul my judgment?

Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?

40:9Or hast thou an arm like God?

And canst thou thunder with a voice like him? \\ \\

40:10Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity;

And array thyself with honor and majesty.

40:11Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger;

And look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.

40:12Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low;

And tread down the wicked where they stand.

40:13Hide them in the dust together;

Bind their faces in the hidden place.

40:14Then will I also confess of thee

That thine own right hand can save thee. \\ \\

40:15Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee;

He eateth grass as an ox.

40:16Lo now, his strength is in his loins,

And his force is in the muscles of his belly.

40:17He moveth his tail like a cedar:

The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

40:18His bones are as tubes of brass;

His limbs are like bars of iron.

40:19He is the chief of the ways of God:

He only that made him giveth him his sword.

40:20Surely the mountains bring him forth food,

Where all the beasts of the field do play.

40:21He lieth under the lotus-trees,

In the covert of the reed, and the fen.

40:22The lotus-trees cover him with their shade;

The willows of the brook compass him about.

40:23Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not;

He is confident, though a Jordan swell even to his mouth.

40:24Shall any take him when he is on the watch,

Or pierce through his nose with a snare?


Preceding Entry: Job 39
Following Entry: Job 41