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Job 40 :: Young's Literal Translation (YLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:1 - And Jehovah doth answer Job, and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:2 - Is the striver with the Mighty instructed? The reprover of God, let him answer it.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:3 - And Job answereth Jehovah, and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:4 - Lo, I have been vile, What do I return to Thee? My hand I have placed on my mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:5 - Once I have spoken, and I answer not, And twice, and I add not.

God Questions Job

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:6 - And Jehovah answereth Job out of the whirlwind, and saith: --
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:7 - Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:8 - Dost thou also make void My judgment? Dost thou condemn Me, That thou mayest be righteous?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:9 - And an arm like God hast thou? And with a voice like Him dost thou thunder?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:10 - Put on, I pray thee, excellency and loftiness, Yea, honour and beauty put on.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:11 - Scatter abroad the wrath of thine anger, And see every proud one, and make him low.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:12 - See every proud one -- humble him, And tread down the wicked in their place.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:13 - Hide them in the dust together, Their faces bind in secret.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:14 - And even I -- I do praise thee, For thy right hand giveth salvation to thee.

God's Power Shown in Creatures

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:15 - Lo, I pray thee, Behemoth, that I made with thee: Grass as an ox he eateth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:16 - Lo, I pray thee, his power is in his loins, And his strength in the muscles of his belly.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:17 - He doth bend his tail as a cedar, The sinews of his thighs are wrapped together,
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:18 - His bones are tubes of brass, His bones are as a bar of iron.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:19 - He is a beginning of the ways of God, His Maker bringeth nigh his sword;
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:20 - For food do mountains bear for him, And all the beasts of the field play there.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:21 - Under shades he lieth down, In a secret place of reed and mire.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:22 - Cover him do shades, with their shadow, Cover him do willows of the brook.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:23 - Lo, a flood oppresseth -- he doth not haste, He is confident though Jordan Doth come forth unto his mouth.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 40:24 - Before his eyes doth one take him, With snares doth one pierce the nose?

The Young's Literal Translation was translated by Robert Young, who believed in a strictly literal translation of God's word. This version of the Bible is in the public domain.


Pericope taken from the NASB95 and has been graciously provided by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.

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