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Job 40 :: Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:1 - And the LORD said to Job:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:2 - "Shall a faultfinder contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it."
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:3 - Then Job answered the LORD:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:4 - "Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer thee? I lay my hand on my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:5 - I have spoken once, and I will not answer; twice, but I will proceed no further."

God Questions Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:6 - Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind:
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:7 - "Gird up your loins like a man; I will question you, and you declare to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:8 - Will you even put me in the wrong? Will you condemn me that you may be justified?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:9 - Have you an arm like God, and can you thunder with a voice like his?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:10 - "Deck yourself with majesty and dignity; clothe yourself with glory and splendor.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:11 - Pour forth the overflowings of your anger, and look on every one that is proud, and abase him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:12 - Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked where they stand.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:13 - Hide them all in the dust together; bind their faces in the world below.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:14 - Then will I also acknowledge to you, that your own right hand can give you victory.

God's Power Shown in Creatures

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:15 - "Behold, Be'hemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:16 - Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:17 - He makes his tail stiff like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:18 - His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs like bars of iron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:19 - "He is the first of the works of God; let him who made him bring near his sword!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:20 - For the mountains yield food for him where all the wild beasts play.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:21 - Under the lotus plants he lies, in the covert of the reeds and in the marsh.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:22 - For his shade the lotus trees cover him; the willows of the brook surround him.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:23 - Behold, if the river is turbulent he is not frightened; he is confident though Jordan rushes against his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:24 - Can one take him with hooks, or pierce his nose with a snare?

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Source: Transcribed from: The Holy Bible: Revised Standard Version containing the Old and New Testaments, translated from the original tongues: being the version set forth A.D. 1611, revised A.D. 1881-1885 and A.D. 1901: compared with the most ancient authorities and revised A.D. 1946-52. — 2nd ed. of New Testament A.D. 1971. There should be enough in the rest of the description to identify the text.

Language: English

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