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Job 40 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

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I have spoken once, and I will not answer;
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Will you even put me in the wrong?
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Have you an arm like God,
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“Adorn yourself with majesty and dignity;
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Pour out the overflowings of your anger,
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Hide them all in the dust together;
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Then will I also acknowledge to you
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“Behold, Behemoth,[fn]
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“He is the first of the works[fn] of God;
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For the mountains yield food for him
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Under the lotus plants he lies,
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Can one take him by his eyes,[fn]
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Hebrew Gird up your loins
Hebrew in the hidden place
A large animal, exact identity unknown
Hebrew ways
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