Job: What Can I Say?
1 Then the LORD said to Job,
2 "Will the faultfinder contend R1090 with the Almighty?
Let him who reproves R1091 God answer it."
3 Then Job answered the LORD and said,
4 "Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You?
I lay R1092 my hand on my mouth.
5 "Once I have spoken, and I R1093 will not answer;
Even twice, and I will add nothing more."
God Questions Job
6 Then the LORD R1094 answered Job out of the storm and said,
7 "Now gird R1095 up your loins like a man;
I will ask R1096 you, and you instruct Me.
8 "Will you really annul R1097 My judgment?
Will you condemn R1098 Me that R1099 you may be justified?
9 "Or do you have an arm like God,
And can you thunder R1100 with a voice like His?
10 "Adorn R1101 yourself with eminence and dignity,
And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
11 "Pour out the R1102 overflowings of your anger,
And look on everyone who is proud, R1103 and make him low.
12 "Look on everyone who is proud, and humble R1104 him,
And tread R1105 down the wicked where F459 they stand.
13 "Hide R1106 them in the dust together;
Bind them F460 in the hidden place.
14 "Then I will also confess F461 to you,
That your own right hand can save you.
God's Power Shown in Creatures
15 "Behold now, Behemoth, F462 which I R1107 made as F463 well as you;
He eats grass like an ox.
16 "Behold now, his strength in his loins
And his power in the muscles of his belly.
17 "He bends his tail like a cedar;
The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
18 "His bones are tubes of bronze;
His limbs F464 are like bars of iron.
19 "He is the first R1108 of the ways of God;
Let his maker R1109 bring near his sword.
20 "Surely the mountains bring R1110 him food,
And all the beasts of the field play R1111 there.
21 "Under the lotus plants he lies down,
In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.
22 "The lotus plants cover him with shade; F465
The willows of the brook surround him.
23 "If a river rages, F466 he is not alarmed;
He is confident, though the Jordan R1112 rushes to his mouth.
24 "Can anyone capture him when F467 he is on watch,
With barbs F468 can anyone pierce his nose?
F459: Lit under them
F460: Or their faces
F461: Or praise you
F462: Or the hippopotamus
F463: Lit with
F464: Lit bones
F465: Lit his shade
F466: Or oppresses
F467: Lit in his eyes
F468: Lit snares
R1090: Job 1:9:3; 10:2; 33:13; Isaiah 45:9
R1091: Job 1:13:3; 23:4; 31:35
R1092: Job 1:21:5; 29:9
R1093: Job 1:9:3,15
R1094: Job 1:38:1
R1095: Job 1:38:3
R1096: Job 1:38:3; 42:4
R1097: Romans 3:4
R1098: Job 1:10:3,7; 16:11; 19:6; 27:2
R1099: Job 1:13:18; 27:6
R1100: Job 1:37:5; Psalms 29:3
R1101: Psalms 93:1; 104:1
R1102: Isaiah 42:25; Nahum 1:6,8
R1103: Isaiah 2:12; Daniel 4:37
R1104: 1 Samuel 2:7; Isaiah 2:12; 13:11; Daniel 4:37
R1105: Isaiah 63:3
R1106: Isaiah 2:10-12
R1107: Job 1:40:19
R1108: Job 1:41:33
R1109: Job 1:40:15
R1110: Psalms 104:14
R1111: Psalms 104:26
R1112: Genesis 13:10