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Job humbles himself to God.
40:1 Moreover Yahweh answered Job,40:2 “Shall he who argues contend with the Almighty?
He who argues with God, let him answer it.”
40:3 Then Job answered Yahweh,40:4 “Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you?
I lay my hand on my mouth.
40:5 I have spoken once, and I will not answer;
Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further.”
God stirs him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom.
40:6 Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind,40:7 “Now brace yourself like a man.
I will question you, and you will answer me.
40:8 Will you even annul my judgment?
Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?
40:9 Or do you have an arm like God?
Can you thunder with a voice like him?
40:10 “Now deck yourself with excellency and dignity.
Array yourself with honor and majesty.
40:11 Pour out the fury of your anger.
Look at everyone who is proud, and bring him low.
40:12 Look at everyone who is proud, and humble him.
Crush the wicked in their place.
40:13 Hide them in the dust together.
Bind their faces in the hidden place.
40:14 Then I will also admit to you
that your own right hand can save you.
Of the behemoth.
40:15 “See now, behemoth, which I made as well as you.
He eats grass as an ox.
40:16 Look now, his strength is in his thighs.
His force is in the muscles of his belly.
40:17 He moves his tail like a cedar.
The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
40:18 His bones are like tubes of brass.
His limbs are like bars of iron.
40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God.
He who made him gives him his sword.
40:20 Surely the mountains produce food for him,
where all the animals of the field play.
40:21 He lies under the lotus trees,
in the covert of the reed, and the marsh.
40:22 The lotuses cover him with their shade.
The willows of the brook surround him.
40:23 Behold, if a river overflows, he doesn’t tremble.
He is confident, though the Jordan swells even to his mouth.
40:24 Shall any take him when he is on the watch,
or pierce through his nose with a snare?