Job 40 Notes, Meaning, and Commentary

Job 40


Job 40:1

Moreover Jehovah answered Job, and said,

Job 40:2

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

Job 40:3

Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,

Job 40:4

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

Job 40:5

Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.

Job 40:6

Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Job 40:7

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

Job 40:8

Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?

Job 40:9

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

Job 40:10

Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity; And array thyself with honor and majesty.

Job 40:11

Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger; And look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.

Job 40:12

Look on every one that is proud, [and] bring him low; And tread down the wicked where they stand.

Job 40:13

Hide them in the dust together; Bind their faces in the hidden [place].

Job 40:14

Then will I also confess of thee That thine own right hand can save thee.

Job 40:15

Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee; He eateth grass as an ox.

Job 40:16

Lo now, his strength is in his loins, And his force is in the muscles of his belly.

Job 40:17

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

Job 40:18

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

Job 40:19

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

Job 40:20

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

Job 40:21

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

Job 40:22

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

Job 40:23

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

Job 40:24

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

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