Job: What Can I Say?

40 Then the Lord said to Job,

“Will the faultfinder (A)contend with the Almighty?
Let him who (B)reproves God answer it.”

Then Job answered the Lord and said,

“Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You?
I (C)lay my hand on my mouth.
“Once I have spoken, and (D)I will not answer;
Even twice, and I will add nothing more.”

God Questions Job

Then the (E)Lord answered Job out of the storm and said,

“Now (F)gird up your loins like a man;
I will (G)ask you, and you instruct Me.
“Will you really (H)annul My judgment?
Will you (I)condemn Me (J)that you may be justified?
“Or do you have an arm like God,
And can you (K)thunder with a voice like His?

10 (L)Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity,
And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
11 “Pour out (M)the overflowings of your anger,
And look on everyone who is (N)proud, and make him low.
12 “Look on everyone who is proud, and (O)humble him,
And (P)tread down the wicked [a]where they stand.
13 (Q)Hide them in the dust together;
Bind [b]them in the hidden place.
14 “Then I will also [c]confess to you,
That your own right hand can save you.

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Footnotes

  1. Job 40:12 Lit under them
  2. Job 40:13 Or their faces
  3. Job 40:14 Or praise you

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