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Job 40 :: New International Version (NIV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:1 - The LORD said to Job:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:2 - “Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct him? Let him who accuses God answer him!”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:3 - Then Job answered the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:4 - “I am unworthy—how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:5 - I spoke once, but I have no answer— twice, but I will say no more.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:6 - Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:7 - “Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:8 - “Would you discredit my justice? Would you condemn me to justify yourself?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:9 - Do you have an arm like God’s, and can your voice thunder like his?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:10 - Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:11 - Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at all who are proud and bring them low,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:12 - look at all who are proud and humble them, crush the wicked where they stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:13 - Bury them all in the dust together; shroud their faces in the grave.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:14 - Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:15 - “Look at Behemoth, which I made along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:16 - What strength it has in its loins, what power in the muscles of its belly!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:17 - Its tail sways like a cedar; the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:18 - Its bones are tubes of bronze, its limbs like rods of iron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:19 - It ranks first among the works of God, yet its Maker can approach it with his sword.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:20 - The hills bring it their produce, and all the wild animals play nearby.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:21 - Under the lotus plants it lies, hidden among the reeds in the marsh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:22 - The lotuses conceal it in their shadow; the poplars by the stream surround it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:23 - A raging river does not alarm it; it is secure, though the Jordan should surge against its mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:24 - Can anyone capture it by the eyes, or trap it and pierce its nose?

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