Job 40:4
Context
Job Humbles Himself Before God

1Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, 2Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproves God, let him answer it. 3Then Job answered the LORD, and said, 4Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth. 5Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, twice; but I will proceed no further. 6Then answered the LORD to Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 7Gird up your loins now like a man: I will demand of you, and declare you to me. 8Will you also cancel my judgment? will you condemn me, that you may be righteous? 9Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him? 10Deck yourself now with majesty and excellency; and array yourself with glory and beauty. 11Cast abroad the rage of your wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him. 12Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. 13Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret. 14Then will I also confess to you that your own right hand can save you. 15Behold now behemoth, which I made with you; he eats grass as an ox. 16See now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly. 17He moves his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together. 18His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. 19He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach to him. 20Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. 21He lies under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. 22The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. 23Behold, he drinks up a river, and hastens not: he trusts that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. 24He takes it with his eyes: his nose pierces through snares.
Cross References
Judges 18:19
And they said to him, Hold your peace, lay your hand on your mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest: is it better for you to be a priest to the house of one man, or that you be a priest to a tribe and a family in Israel?


Job 21:5
Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand on your mouth.


Job 29:9
The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.


Job 40:3
Then Job answered the LORD, and said,


Proverbs 30:32
If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, lay your hand on your mouth.


Lamentations 3:29
He puts his mouth in the dust; if so be there may be hope.


Treasury of Scripture

Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer you? I will lay my hand on my mouth.

Behold

Job 42:6 Why I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.

Genesis 18:27 And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken on me to speak to the LORD, which am but dust and ashes:

Genesis 32:10 I am not worthy of the least of all the mercies, and of all the truth, which you have showed to your servant...

2 Samuel 24:10 And David's heart smote him after that he had numbered the people. And David said to the LORD, I have sinned greatly in that I have done...

1 Kings 19:4 But he himself went a day's journey into the wilderness, and came and sat down under a juniper tree...

Ezra 9:6,15 And said, O my God, I am ashamed and blush to lift up my face to you, my God: for our iniquities are increased over our head...

Nehemiah 9:33 However, you are just in all that is brought on us; for you have done right, but we have done wickedly:

Psalm 51:4,5 Against you, you only, have I sinned, and done this evil in your sight: that you might be justified when you speak...

Isaiah 6:5 Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the middle of a people of unclean lips...

Isaiah 53:6 All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all.

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities...

Daniel 9:5,7 We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled...

Luke 5:8 When Simon Peter saw it, he fell down at Jesus' knees, saying, Depart from me; for I am a sinful man, O Lord.

Luke 15:18,19 I will arise and go to my father, and will say to him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before you...

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes to heaven, but smote on his breast, saying...

1 Timothy 1:15 This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.

what

Job 9:31-35 Yet shall you plunge me in the ditch, and my own clothes shall abhor me...

Job 16:21 O that one might plead for a man with God, as a man pleads for his neighbor!

Job 23:4-7 I would order my cause before him, and fill my mouth with arguments...

Job 31:37 I would declare to him the number of my steps; as a prince would I go near to him.

I will

Job 21:5 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand on your mouth.

Job 29:9 The princes refrained talking, and laid their hand on their mouth.

Judges 18:19 And they said to him, Hold your peace, lay your hand on your mouth, and go with us, and be to us a father and a priest...

Psalm 39:9 I was dumb, I opened not my mouth; because you did it.

Proverbs 30:32 If you have done foolishly in lifting up yourself, or if you have thought evil, lay your hand on your mouth.

Micah 7:16 The nations shall see and be confounded at all their might: they shall lay their hand on their mouth, their ears shall be deaf.

Habakkuk 2:20 But the LORD is in his holy temple: let all the earth keep silence before him.

Zechariah 2:13 Be silent, O all flesh, before the LORD: for he is raised up out of his holy habitation.

Strong's Concordance
Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
Topical Bible
Account Behold Insignificant Lay Mouth Nought Placed Reply Return Truly Value Vile
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