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Job - Chapter 040

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Moreover the Lord answered Job, and said:

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Shall he that reproveth contend with the Almighty? He that argueth with God, let him answer it.

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Then Job answered the Lord, and said:

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Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer Thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth.

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Once have I spoken, but I will not answer again; yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.

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Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:

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Gird up thy loins now like a man; I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto Me.

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Wilt thou even make void My judgment? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be justified?

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Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like Him?

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Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency, and array thyself with glory and beauty.

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Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath; and look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.

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Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

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Hide them in the dust together; bind their faces in the hidden place.

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Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.

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Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

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Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the stays of his body.

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He straineth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.

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His bones are as pipes of brass; his gristles are like bars of iron.

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He is the beginning of the ways of God; He only that made him can make His sword to approach unto him.

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Surely the mountains bring him forth food, and all the beasts of the field play there.

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He lieth under the lotus-trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

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The lotus-trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

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Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not; he is confident, though the Jordan rush forth to his mouth.

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Shall any take him by his eyes, or pierce through his nose with a snare?

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Canst thou draw out leviathan with a fish-hook? or press down his tongue with a cord?

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Canst thou put a ring into his nose? or bore his jaw through with a hook?

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Will he make many supplications unto thee? or will he speak soft words unto thee?

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Will he make a covenant with thee, that thou shouldest take him for a servant for ever?

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Wilt thou play with him as with a bird? Or wilt thou bind him for thy maidens?

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Will the bands of fishermen make a banquet of him? Will they part him among the merchants?

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Canst thou fill his skin with barbed irons? or his head with fish-spears?

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Lay thy hand upon him; think upon the battle, thou wilt do so no more.

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-- Job - Chapter 040 --





 
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