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Jó 40

1 {cf2 (39:34)} Moreouer ye Lord spake vnto Iob, & said,

2 Shall he that contendeth with the AlmightyIs this the way for a man that will learn, to strive with God? which he reproves in Job.instruct [him]? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.

3 {cf2 (39:36)} Then Iob answered the Lord, saying,

4 Behold, I amBy which he shows that he repented and desired pardon for his faults.vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.

5 {cf2 (39:38)} Once haue I spoken, but I will answere no more, yea twise, but I will proceede no further.

6 {cf2 (40:1)} Againe the Lord answered Iob out of the whirle winde, and said,

7 {cf2 (40:2)} Girde vp now thy loynes like a man: I will demaunde of thee, and declare thou vnto me.

8 Wilt thou also disannulSignifying that they who justify themselves condemn God as unjust.my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

9 {cf2 (40:4)} Or hast thou an arme like God? or doest thou thunder with a voyce like him?

10 Deck thyself now [with]Meaning, that these were proper to God, and belonged to no man.majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.

11 {cf2 (40:6)} Cast abroad the indignation of thy wrath, and beholde euery one that is proude, and abase him.

12 {cf2 (40:7)} Looke on euery one that is arrogant, and bring him lowe: and destroy the wicked in their place.

13 Hide them in the dust together; [and] bindCause them to die if you can.their faces in secret.

14 Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand canProving by this that whoever attributes to himself power and ability to save himself, makes himself God.save thee.

15 Behold nowThis beast is thought to be the elephant, or some other, which is unknown.behemoth, which I madeWhom I made as well as you.with thee; he eatethThis commends the providence of God toward man: for if he were given to devour as a lion, nothing would be able to resist him, or content him.grass as an ox.

16 {cf2 (40:11)} Behold now, his strength is in his loynes, and his force is in the nauil of his belly.

17 {cf2 (40:12)} When hee taketh pleasure, his taile is like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapt together.

18 {cf2 (40:13)} His bones are like staues of brasse, and his small bones like staues of yron.

19 He is one of the chief works of God among the beasts.He [is] the chief of the ways of God:Though man dare not come near him, yet God can kill him.he that made him can make his sword to approach [unto him].

20 {cf2 (40:15)} Surely the mountaines bring him foorth grasse, where all the beastes of the fielde play.

21 {cf2 (40:16)} Lyeth hee vnder the trees in the couert of the reede and fennes?

22 {cf2 (40:17)} Can the trees couer him with their shadow? or can the willowes of the riuer compasse him about?

23 Behold, he drinketh up a river,He drinks at leisure, and fears nobody.[and] hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.

24 {cf2 (40:19)} Hee taketh it with his eyes, and thrusteth his nose through whatsoeuer meeteth him.

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