Bible: Job 40
Job’s Reply to God’s Challenge
40:1 Then the
Let the person who accuses God give him an answer!”
40:3 Then Job answered the
40:4 “Indeed, I am completely unworthy 3 – how could I reply to you?
40:5 I have spoken once, but I cannot answer;
twice, but I will say no more.” 6
The Lord’s Second Speech 7
40:6 Then the
40:7 “Get ready for a difficult task 8 like a man.
I will question you and you will inform me!
40:8 Would you indeed annul 9 my justice?
Would you declare me guilty so that you might be right?
40:9 Do you have an arm as powerful as God’s, 10
and can you thunder with a voice like his?
40:10 Adorn yourself, then, with majesty and excellency,
and clothe yourself with glory and honor!
Look at every proud man 13 and bring him low;
40:12 Look at every proud man and abase him;
crush the wicked on the spot! 14
40:13 Hide them in the dust 15 together,
40:14 Then I myself will acknowledge 19 to you
that your own right hand can save you. 20
The Description of Behemoth 21
it eats grass like the ox.
40:16 Look 24 at its strength in its loins,
and its power in the muscles of its belly.
40:17 It makes its tail stiff 25 like a cedar,
the sinews of its thighs are tightly wound.
40:18 Its bones are tubes of bronze,
its limbs like bars of iron.
40:19 It ranks first among the works of God, 26
the One who made it
has furnished it with a sword. 27
40:20 For the hills bring it food, 28
where all the wild animals play.
40:21 Under the lotus trees it lies,
in the secrecy of the reeds and the marsh.
40:22 The lotus trees conceal it in their 29 shadow;
the poplars by the stream conceal it.
40:23 If the river rages, 30 it is not disturbed,
it is secure, 31 though the Jordan
should surge up to its mouth.
40:24 Can anyone catch it by its eyes, 32
or pierce its nose with a snare? 33