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Job 40


Job: What Can I Say?

Job 40:1   Then the LORD said to Job,
Job 40:2   "Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."
Job 40:3   Then Job answered the LORD and said,
Job 40:4   "Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.
Job 40:5   "Once I have spoken, and I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."

God Questions Job

Job 40:6   Then the LORD answered Job out of the storm and said,
Job 40:7   "Now gird up your loins like a man; I will ask you, and you instruct Me.
Job 40:8   "Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?
Job 40:9   "Or do you have an arm like God, And can you thunder with a voice like His?
Job 40:10   "Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
Job 40:11   "Pour out the overflowings of your anger, And look on everyone who is proud, and make him low.
Job 40:12   "Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him, And tread down the wicked where they stand.
Job 40:13   "Hide them in the dust together; Bind them in the hidden place.
Job 40:14   "Then I will also confess to you, That your own right hand can save you.

God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 40:15   "Behold now, Behemoth, which I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.
Job 40:16   "Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly.
Job 40:17   "He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
Job 40:18   "His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.
Job 40:19   "He is the first of the ways of God; Let his maker bring near his sword.
Job 40:20   "Surely the mountains bring him food, And all the beasts of the field play there.
Job 40:21   "Under the lotus plants he lies down, In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.
Job 40:22   "The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.
Job 40:23   "If a river rages, he is not alarmed; He is confident, though the Jordan rushes to his mouth.
Job 40:24   "Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?
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