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Job 39

The Book of Job

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Chapter 40

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 Moreover Jehovah answered Job, and said, 

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

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 Then Job answered Jehovah, 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, and I will not answer; Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further. 

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 Then Jehovah 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 annul 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 excellency and dignity; And array thyself with honor and majesty. 

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 Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger; 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 where they stand. 

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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 of thee That thine own right hand can save thee. 

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 Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as 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 muscles of his belly. 

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 He moveth his tail like a cedar: The sinews of his thighs are knit together. 

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 His bones are [as] tubes of brass; His limbs are like bars of iron. 

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 He is the chief of the ways of God: He [only] that made him giveth him his sword. 

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 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the beasts of the field do play. 

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 He lieth under the lotus-trees, In the covert of the reed, and the fen. 

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

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 Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not; He is confident, though a Jordan swell even to his mouth. 

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 Shall any take him when he is on the watch, Or pierce through his nose with a snare? 

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