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Job 40 :: Christian Standard Bible (CSB)

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The LORD answered Job:

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Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him?

Let him who argues with God give an answer.[fn]

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Then Job answered the LORD:

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I am so insignificant. How can I answer you?

I place my hand over my mouth.

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I have spoken once, and I will not reply;

twice, but now I can add nothing.

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Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind:

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Get ready to answer me like a man;

when I question you, you will inform me.

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Would you really challenge my justice?

Would you declare me guilty to justify yourself?

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Do you have an arm like God’s?

Can you thunder with a voice like his?

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Adorn yourself with majesty and splendor,

and clothe yourself with honor and glory.

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Pour out your raging anger;

look on every proud person and humiliate him.

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Look on every proud person and humble him;

trample the wicked where they stand.[fn]

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Hide them together in the dust;

imprison them in the grave.[fn]

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Then I will confess to you

that your own right hand can deliver you.

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Look at Behemoth,

which I made along with you.

He eats grass like cattle.

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Look at the strength of his back[fn]

and the power in the muscles of his belly.

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He stiffens his tail like a cedar tree;

the tendons of his thighs are woven firmly together.

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His bones are bronze tubes;

his limbs are like iron rods.

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He is the foremost of God’s works;

only his Maker can draw the sword against him.

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The hills yield food for him,

while all sorts of wild animals play there.

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He lies under the lotus plants,

hiding in the protection[fn] of marshy reeds.

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Lotus plants cover him with their shade;

the willows by the brook surround him.

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Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid;

he remains confident, even if the Jordan surges up to his mouth.

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Can anyone capture him while he looks on,[fn]

or pierce his nose with snares?

CSB Footnotes
Lit God respond to it
Lit wicked in their place
Lit together; bind their faces in the hidden place
Or waist
Lit plants, in the hiding place
Lit capture it in its eyes

Christian Standard Bible®, Copyright © 2017, 2020 by Holman Bible Publishers.

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