40 The Lord said to Job:a
Let him who accuses God answer him!”d
4 “I am unworthye—how can I reply to you?
I put my hand over my mouth.f
5 I spoke once, but I have no answerg—
twice, but I will say no more.”h
6 Then the Lord spoke to Job out of the storm:i
I will question you,
and you shall answer me.j
8 “Would you discredit my justice?k
Would you condemn me to justify yourself?l
9 Do you have an arm like God’s,m
and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.p
11 Unleash the fury of your wrath,q
look at all who are proud and bring them low,r
crushu the wicked where they stand.
13 Bury them all in the dust together;v
shroud their faces in the grave.w
that your own right hand can save you.x
which I madey along with you
and which feeds on grass like an ox.z
16 What strengtha it has in its loins,
what power in the muscles of its belly!b
the sinews of its thighs are close-knit.c
19 It ranks first among the works of God,f
20 The hills bring it their produce,i
the poplars by the streamn surround it.
23 A raging rivero does not alarm it;
it is secure, though the Jordanp should surge against its mouth.
or trap it and pierce its nose?q
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