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Jó 40

1 40:6Then the Lord made answer to Job out of the storm-wind, and said,

2 40:7Get your strength together like a man of war: I will put questions to you, and you will give me the answers.

3 40:8Will you even make my right of no value? will you say that I am wrong in order to make clear that you are right?

4 40:9Have you an arm like God? have you a voice of thunder like his?

5 40:10Put on the ornaments of your pride; be clothed with glory and power:

6 40:11Let your wrath be overflowing; let your eyes see all the sons of pride, and make them low.

7 40:12Send destruction on all who are lifted up, pulling down the sinners from their places.

8 40:13Let them be covered together in the dust; let their faces be dark in the secret place of the underworld.

9 40:14Then I will give praise to you, saying that your right hand is able to give you salvation.

10 40:15See now the Great Beast, whom I made, even as I made you; he takes grass for food, like the ox.

11 40:16His strength is in his body, and his force in the muscles of his stomach.

12 40:17His tail is curving like a cedar; the muscles of his legs are joined together.

13 40:18His bones are pipes of brass, his legs are like rods of iron.

14 40:19He is the chief of the ways of God, made by him for his pleasure.

15 40:20He takes the produce of the mountains, where all the beasts of the field are at play.

16 40:21He takes his rest under the trees of the river, and in the pool, under the shade of the water-plants.

17 40:22He is covered by the branches of the trees; the grasses of the stream are round him.

18 40:23Truly, if the river is overflowing, it gives him no cause for fear; he has no sense of danger, even if Jordan is rushing against his mouth.

19 40:24Will anyone take him when he is on the watch, or put metal teeth through his nose?

20 41:1Is it possible for Leviathan to be pulled out with a fish-hook, or for a hook to be put through the bone of his mouth?

21 41:2Will you put a cord into his nose, or take him away with a cord round his tongue?

22 41:3Will he make prayers to you, or say soft words to you?

23 41:4Will he make an agreement with you, so that you may take him as a servant for ever?

24 41:5Will you make sport with him, as with a bird? or put him in chains for your young women?

25 41:6Will the fishermen make profit out of him? will they have him cut up for the traders?

26 41:7Will you put sharp-pointed irons into his skin, or fish-spears into his head?

27 41:8Only put your hand on him, and see what a fight you will have; you will not do it again!

28 41:9Truly, the hope of his attacker is false; he is overcome even on seeing him!

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