Job 40

Book of Job - Chapter 40

Job 40:1

Moreover the LORD answered Job,

Job 40:2

"Shall he who argues contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it."

Job 40:3

Then Job answered the LORD,

Job 40:4

"Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.

Job 40:5

I have spoken once, and I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further."

Job 40:6

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind,

Job 40:7

"Now brace yourself like a man. I will question you, and you will answer me.

Job 40:8

Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?

Job 40:9

Or do you have an arm like God? Can you thunder with a voice like him?

Job 40:10

"Now deck yourself with excellency and dignity. Array yourself with honor and majesty.

Job 40:11

Pour out the fury of your anger. Look at everyone who is proud, and bring him low.

Job 40:12

Look at everyone who is proud, and humble him. Crush the wicked in their place.

Job 40:13

Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place.

Job 40:14

Then I will also admit to you that your own right hand can save you.

Job 40:15

"See now, behemoth, which I made as well as you. He eats grass as an ox.

Job 40:16

Look now, his strength is in his thighs. His force is in the muscles of his belly.

Job 40:17

He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

Job 40:18

His bones are like tubes of brass. His limbs are like bars of iron.

Job 40:19

He is the chief of the ways of God. He who made him gives him his sword.

Job 40:20

Surely the mountains produce food for him, where all the animals of the field play.

Job 40:21

He lies under the lotus trees, in the covert of the reed, and the marsh.

Job 40:22

The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.

Job 40:23

Behold, if a river overflows, he doesn't tremble. He is confident, though the Jordan swells even to his mouth.

Job 40:24

Shall any take him when he is on the watch, or pierce through his nose with a snare?