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Job 40 :: New American Standard Bible 1995 (NASB95)

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Job: 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 reproves God answer it.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:3 - Then Job answered the LORD and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:4 - “Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You?
I lay my hand on my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:5 - “Once I have spoken, and I will not answer;
Even twice, and I will add nothing more.”

God Questions Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:6 - Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:7 - “Now gird up your loins like a man;
I will ask you, and you instruct Me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:8 - “Will you really annul My judgment?
Will you condemn Me 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 eminence and dignity,
And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:11 - “Pour out the overflowings of your anger,
And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:12 - “Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him,
And tread down the wicked [fn]where they stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:13 - “Hide them in the dust together;
Bind [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 now, [fn]Behemoth, which I made [fn]as well as you;
He eats grass like an ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:16 - “Behold now, his strength in his loins
And his power in the muscles of his belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:17 - “He bends his tail like a cedar;
The sinews 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 near his sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:20 - “Surely the mountains bring him food,
And all the beasts of the field play there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:21 - “Under the lotus plants he lies down,
In the covert 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,
With [fn]barbs can anyone pierce his nose?
NASB95 Footnotes
Literally: under them
Or, their faces
Or, praise you
Or, the hippopotamus
Literally: with
Literally: bones
Literally: his shade
Or, oppresses
Literally: in his eyes
Literally: snares

New American Standard Bible 1995
Copyright (c) 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif.
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