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40:1 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, 40:2 Shall he that
contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let
him answer it.
40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said, 40:4 Behold, I am vile;
what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will
proceed no further.
40:6 Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and
declare thou unto me.
40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt 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? 40:10 Deck thyself now with
majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
40:11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is
proud, and abase him.
40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread
down the wicked in their place.
40:13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
40:14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can
40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as
40:16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the
navel of his belly.
40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are
40:18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars
40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make
his sword to approach unto him.
40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts
of the field play.
40:21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and
40:22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the
brook compass him about.
40:23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth
that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
40:24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.