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Job 40 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Job Places His Hand Over His Mouth

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Then Yahweh answered Job and said,

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“Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty?

Let him who reproves God answer it.”

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Then Job answered Yahweh and said,

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“Behold, I am insignificant; what can I respond to You?

I place my hand over my mouth.

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“Once I have spoken, and I will not answer;

Even twice, and I will add nothing more.”

Yahweh Will Ask Job

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Then Yahweh answered Job out of the [fn]whirlwind and said,

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“Now gird up your loins like a man;

I will ask you, and you make Me know.

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“Will you really annul My judgment?

Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?

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“Or do you have an arm like God,

And can you thunder with a voice like His?

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“Adorn yourself with exaltation and loftiness,

And clothe yourself with splendor and majesty.

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“Pour out the overflowings of your anger,

And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.

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“Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him,

And tread down the wicked [fn]in their place.

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“Hide them in the dust together;

Bind their faces in the hidden place.

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“Then I will also praise you,

That your own right hand can save you.

Behold the Behemoth

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“Behold now, [fn]Behemoth, which I made along with you;

It eats grass like an ox.

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“Behold now, its power in its loins

And its vigor in the muscles of its belly.

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“It hangs its tail like a cedar;

The sinews of its thighs are knit together.

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“Its bones are tubes of bronze;

Its [fn]limbs are like bars of iron.

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“It is the first of the ways of God;

Let its Maker bring near its sword.

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“Surely the mountains bring it food,

And all the beasts of the field play there.

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“Under the lotus plants it lies down,

In the hidden place of the reeds and the marsh.

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“The lotus plants cover it with [fn]shade;

The willows of the brook surround it.

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“If a river oppresses, it is not alarmed;

It is secure, though the Jordan bursts forth to its mouth.

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“Can anyone capture it before its eyes,

With snares can anyone pierce its nose?

LSB Footnotes
Or storm
Lit under them
Possibly the hippopotamus
Lit bones
Lit his shade

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