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Job 40 :: New American Standard Bible 2020 (NASB20)

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Job Says What Can I Say?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:1 - Then the LORD said to Job,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:2 - “Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty?
Let him who rebukes God [fn]give an answer.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:3 - Then Job answered the LORD and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:4 - “Behold, I am insignificant; what can I say in response to You?
I put my hand on my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:5 - “I have spoken once, and I will not reply;
Or twice, and I will add nothing more.

God Questions Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:6 - Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:7 - “Now [fn]tighten the belt on your waist like a man;
I will ask you, and you instruct Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:8 - “Will you really nullify My judgment?
Will you condemn Me so that you may be justified?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:9 - “Or do you have an arm like God,
And can you thunder with a voice like His?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:10 - “Adorn yourself with pride and dignity,
And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:11 - “Let out your outbursts of anger,
And look at everyone who is arrogant, and humble him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:12 - “Look at everyone who is arrogant, and humble him,
And trample down the wicked [fn]where they stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:13 - “Hide them together in the dust;
Imprison [fn]them in the hidden place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:14 - “Then I will also [fn]confess to you,
That your own right hand can save you.

God’s Power Shown in Creatures

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:15 - “Behold, [fn]Behemoth, which I made [fn]as well as you;
He eats grass like an ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:16 - “Behold, his strength in his waist,
And his power in the muscles of his belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:17 - “He hangs his tail like a cedar;
The tendons of his thighs are knit together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:18 - “His bones are tubes of bronze;
His [fn]limbs are like bars of iron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:19 - “He is the first of the ways of God;
Let his Maker bring His sword near.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:20 - “Indeed the [fn]mountains bring him food,
And all the animals of the field play there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:21 - “He lies down under the lotus plants,
In the hiding place of the reeds and the marsh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:22 - “The lotus plants cover him with [fn]shade;
The willows of the brook surround him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:23 - “If a river [fn]rages, he is not alarmed;
He is confident, though the Jordan rushes to his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:24 - “Can anyone capture him [fn]when he is on watch,
Can anyone pierce his nose with barbs?
NASB20 Footnotes
Lit answer it
I.e., as if for battle
Lit under them
Lit their faces
Or praise you
I.e., a powerful animal, possibly a hippopotamus
Lit with you
Lit bones
I.e., the mountain streams
Lit his shade
Or oppresses
Lit in his eyes

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