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Job 40 :: New English Translation (NET)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:1 - Then the LORD answered Job:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:2 - "Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let the person who accuses God give him an answer!"
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:3 - Then Job answered the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:4 - "Indeed, I am completely unworthy - how could I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth to silence myself.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:5 - I have spoken once, but I cannot answer; twice, but I will say no more."

God Questions Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:6 - Then the LORD answered Job from the whirlwind:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:7 - "Get ready for a difficult task like a man. I will question you and you will inform me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:8 - Would you indeed annul my justice? Would you declare me guilty so that you might be right?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:9 - Do you have an arm as powerful as God's, and can you thunder with a voice like his?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:10 - Adorn yourself, then, with majesty and excellency, and clothe yourself with glory and honor!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:11 - Scatter abroad the abundance of your anger. Look at every proud man and bring him low;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:12 - Look at every proud man and abase him; crush the wicked on the spot!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:13 - Hide them in the dust together, imprison them in the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:14 - Then I myself will acknowledge to you that your own right hand can save you.

God's Power Shown in Creatures

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:15 - "Look now at Behemoth, which I made as I made you; it eats grass like the ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:16 - Look at its strength in its loins, and its power in the muscles of its belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:17 - It makes its tail stiff like a cedar, the sinews of its thighs are tightly wound.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:18 - Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like bars of iron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:19 - It ranks first among the works of God, the One who made it has furnished it with a sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:20 - For the hills bring it food, where all the wild animals play.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:21 - Under the lotus trees it lies, in the secrecy of the reeds and the marsh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:22 - The lotus trees conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream conceal it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:23 - If the river rages, it is not disturbed, it is secure, though the Jordan should surge up to its mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:24 - Can anyone catch it by its eyes, or pierce its nose with a snare?

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