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Job 40 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:1 - Moreover Jehovah answered Job, and said,
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Shall he that cavilleth contend with the Almighty?
He that argueth with God, let him answer it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:3 - Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,
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Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee?
I lay my hand upon my mouth.
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Once have I spoken, and I will not answer;
Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.

God Questions Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:6 - Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
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Gird up thy loins now like a man:
I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
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Wilt thou even annul my judgment?
Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?
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Or hast thou an arm like God?
And canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
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Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity;
And array thyself with honor and majesty.
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Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger;
And look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.
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Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low;
And tread down the wicked where they stand.
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Hide them in the dust together;
Bind their faces in the hidden place.
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Then will I also confess of thee
That thine own right hand can save thee.

God's Power Shown in Creatures

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Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee;
He eateth grass as an ox.
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Lo now, his strength is in his loins,
And his force is in the muscles of his belly.
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He moveth his tail like a cedar:
The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
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His bones are as tubes of brass;
His limbs are like bars of iron.
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He is the chief of the ways of God:
He only that made him giveth him his sword.
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Surely the mountains bring him forth food,
Where all the beasts of the field do play.
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He lieth under the lotus-trees,
In the covert of the reed, and the fen.
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The lotus-trees cover him with their shade;
The willows of the brook compass him about.
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Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not;
He is confident, though a Jordan swell even to his mouth.
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Shall any take him when he is on the watch,
Or pierce through his nose with a snare?

Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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