THE BOOKE OF Iob. Chapter 40
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1 Iob humbleth himselfe to God. 6 God stirreth him vp to shew his righteousnes, power, and wisedome. 15 Of the Behemoth.
1Moreouer the Lord answered Iob, and said,
2Shall hee that contendeth with the Almightie, instruct him? he that reproueth God, let him answere it.
3¶ Then Iob answered the Lord, and said,
4Behold, I am vile, what shall I answere thee? I wil lay my hand vpon my mouth.
5Once haue I spoken, but I will not answere: yea twise, but I will proceed no further.
6¶ Then answered the Lord vnto Iob out of the whirlewinde, and said:
7Gird vp thy loynes now like a man: I will demaund of thee, and declare thou vnto me.7
8Wilt thou also disanul my iudgement? Wilt thou condemne mee, that thou mayest be righteous?8
9Hast thou an arme like God? or canst thou thunder with a voyce like him?
10Decke thy selfe now with Maiestie, and excellencie, and aray thy selfe with glory, and beautie.10
11Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold euery one that is proud, and abase him.
12Looke on euery one that is proud, and bring him low: and tread downe the wicked in their place.
13Hide them in the dust together, and binde their faces in secret.
14Then will I also confesse vnto thee, that thine owne right hand can saue thee.
15¶ Beholde now Behemoth which I made with thee, hee eateth grasse as an oxe.15
16Loe now, his strength is in his loynes, and his force is in the nauell of his belly.
17Hee moueth his taile like a Cedar: the sinewes of his stones are wrapt together.17
18His bones are as strong pieces of brasse: his bones are like barres of iron.
19Hee is the chiefe of the wayes of God: he that made him, can make his sword to approach vnto him.
20Surely the mountaines bring him foorth foode: where all the beasts of the field play.
21He lieth vnder the shady trees in the couert of the reede, and fennes.
22The shady trees couer him with their shaddow: the willowes of the brooke compasse him about.
23Behold, he drinketh vp a riuer, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw vp Iordan into his mouth.23
24He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pearceth through snares.24
Original 1611 KJV Sidenote References for Job Chapter 40
7 Chap.38. 3.
8 Psal. 50. 21. rom.3. 4.
10 Psal. 104. 1.
15 Or, the Elephant, as some think.
17 Or, he setteth vp.
23 Heb. he oppresseth.
24 Or, will any take him in his sight? or bore his nose with a ginne?
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