Job 40
American Standard Version
Job Humbles Himself Before God

1Moreover Jehovah answered Job, and said,

2Shall he that cavilleth contend with the Almighty? He that argueth with God, let him answer it.

3Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,

4Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth.

5Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.

6Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

7Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.

8Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?

9Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

10Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity; And array thyself with honor and majesty.

11Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger; And look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.

12Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; And tread down the wicked where they stand.

13Hide them in the dust together; Bind their faces in the hidden place .

14Then will I also confess of thee That thine own right hand can save thee.

15Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee; He eateth grass as an ox.

16Lo now, his strength is in his loins, And his force is in the muscles of his belly.

17He moveth his tail like a cedar: The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

18His bones are as tubes of brass; His limbs are like bars of iron.

19He is the chief of the ways of God: He only that made him giveth him his sword.

20Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the beasts of the field do play.

21He lieth under the lotus-trees, In the covert of the reed, and the fen.

22The lotus-trees cover him with their shade; The willows of the brook compass him about.

23Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not; He is confident, though a Jordan swell even to his mouth.

24Shall any take him when he is on the watch, Or pierce through his nose with a snare?

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1. Job humbles himself to God
6. God stirs him up to show his righteousness, power, and wisdom
16. Of the behemoth
Job 1: Job's Character and Wealth

Job 2: Job Loses his Health

Job 3: Job Laments his Birth

Job 4: Eliphaz: the Innocent Prosper

Job 5: Eliphaz Continues

Job 6: Job Replies: My Complaint is Just

Job 7: Job Continues: Life Seems Futile

Job 8: Bildad: Job Should Repent

Job 9: Job: No Arbiter Between God and Man

Job 10: Job's Plea to God

Job 11: Zophar Rebukes Job

Job 12: Job's Response to Zophar

Job 13: Job Reproves his Friends

Job 14: Job Acknowledges the Finality of Death

Job 15: Eliphaz: Job Does Not Fear God

Job 16: Job: Poor Comforters Are You

Job 17: Job Appeals From Men to God

Job 18: Bildad: God Punishes the Wicked

Job 19: Job: My Redeemer Lives

Job 20: Zophar: Triumph of the Wicked is Short

Job 21: Job: God Will Deal with the Wicked

Job 22: Eliphaz Accuses and Exhorts Job

Job 23: Job Responds: He Longs for God

Job 24: Job: Why Are the Wicked Unpunished

Job 25: Bildad: Man Cannot Be Righteous

Job 26: Job: who Can Understand God's Majesty

Job 27: Job Affirms his Integrity

Job 28: The Earth's Treasures

Job 29: Job's Former Blessings

Job 30: Job's Honor is Turned Into Contempt

Job 31: Job's Final Appeal

Job 32: Elihu Rebukes Job's Three Friends

Job 33: Elihu Rebukes Job

Job 34: Elihu Confirms God's Justice

Job 35: Elihu Reminds Job of God's Justice

Job 36: Elihu Shows God's Justice and Power

Job 37: Elihu Proclaims God's Majesty

Job 38: God Challenges Job

Job 39: God Speaks of His Creation

Job 40: Job Humbles Himself Before God

Job 41: God's Power Shown in Creatures

Job 42: Job Submits Himself to God

Job 39
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