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King James Bible

Youngs Literal Translation


40:1 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, And Jehovah doth answer Job, and saith: --
40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it. Is the striver with the Mighty instructed? The reprover of God, let him answer it.
40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said, And Job answereth Jehovah, and saith: --
40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth. Lo, I have been vile, What do I return to Thee? My hand I have placed on my mouth.
40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further. Once I have spoken, and I answer not, And twice, and I add not.
40:6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said, And Jehovah answereth Job out of the whirlwind, and saith: --
40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know.
40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? Dost thou also make void My judgment? Dost thou condemn Me, That thou mayest be righteous?
40:9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? And an arm like God hast thou? And with a voice like Him dost thou thunder?
40:10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. Put on, I pray thee, excellency and loftiness, Yea, honour and beauty put on.
40:11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him. Scatter abroad the wrath of thine anger, And see every proud one, and make him low.
40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. See every proud one -- humble him, And tread down the wicked in their place.
40:13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret. Hide them in the dust together, Their faces bind in secret.
40:14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee. And even I -- I do praise thee, For thy right hand giveth salvation to thee.
40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. Lo, I pray thee, Behemoth, that I made with thee: Grass as an ox he eateth.
40:16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. Lo, I pray thee, his power `is' in his loins, And his strength in the muscles of his belly.
40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. He doth bend his tail as a cedar, The sinews of his thighs are wrapped together,
40:18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. His bones `are' tubes of brass, His bones `are' as a bar of iron.
40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him. He `is' a beginning of the ways of God, His Maker bringeth nigh his sword;
40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. For food do mountains bear for him, And all the beasts of the field play there.
40:21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. Under shades he lieth down, In a secret place of reed and mire.
40:22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. Cover him do shades, `with' their shadow, Cover him do willows of the brook.
40:23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. Lo, a flood oppresseth -- he doth not haste, He is confident though Jordan Doth come forth unto his mouth.
40:24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares. Before his eyes doth `one' take him, With snares doth `one' pierce the nose?