Job 40:1
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The LORD said to Job:

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Then the LORD said to Job,

English Standard Version
And the LORD said to Job:

New American Standard Bible
Then the LORD said to Job,

King James Bible
Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The LORD answered Job:

International Standard Version
The LORD continued his response to Job by saying:

NET Bible
Then the LORD answered Job:

New Heart English Bible
Moreover the LORD answered Job,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD responded to Job,

JPS Tanakh 1917
Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said:

New American Standard 1977
Then the LORD said to Job,

Jubilee Bible 2000
Moreover, the LORD answered Job and said,

King James 2000 Bible
Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,

American King James Version
Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,

American Standard Version
Moreover Jehovah answered Job, and said,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the Lord went on, and said to Job :

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah answered Job and said,

English Revised Version
Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,

Webster's Bible Translation
Moreover, the LORD answered Job, and said,

World English Bible
Moreover Yahweh answered Job,

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah doth answer Job, and saith: --
Study Bible
Job Humbles Himself Before God
1Then the LORD said to Job, 2"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."…
Cross References
Job 39:30
"His young ones also suck up blood; And where the slain are, there is he."

Job 40:2
"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."
Treasury of Scripture

Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,

Job 40:6 Then answered the LORD to Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Job 38:1 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,

Verses 1-5. - Between the first and the second part of the Divine discourse, at the end of which Job wholly humbles himself (Job 42:1-6), is interposed a short appeal on the part of the Almighty, and a short reply on Job's part, which, however, is insufficient. God calls upon Job to make good his charges (vers. 1, 2). Job declines, acknowledges himself to be of no account, and promises silence and submission for the future (vers. 3-5). But something more is needed; and therefore the discourse is further prolonged. Verses 1, 2. - Moreover the Lord. Jehovah' as in Job 38:1 and in the opening chapters (see the comment on Job 12:9). Answered Job, and said, Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? rather, Can he that reproveth contend with the Almighty? (see the Revised Version). Does Job, the reprover, think that he can really contend with the Almighty? If so, then he that reproveth God, let him answer it; or, let him answer this; let him answer, that is, what has been urged in ch. 38 and 39. Moreover the Lord answered Job,.... The Lord having discoursed largely of the works of nature, in order to reconcile the mind of Job to his works of providence, stopped and made a pause for a little space, that Job might answer if he thought fit; but he being entirely silent, the Lord began again:

and said; as follows: CHAPTER 40

Job 40:1-24. God's Second Address.

He had paused for a reply, but Job was silent.

1. the Lord—Hebrew, "Jehovah."40:1-5 Communion with the Lord effectually convinces and humbles a saint, and makes him glad to part with his most beloved sins. There is need to be thoroughly convinced and humbled, to prepare us for remarkable deliverances. After God had shown Job, by his manifest ignorance of the works of nature, how unable he was to judge of the methods and designs of Providence, he puts a convincing question to him; Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? Now Job began to melt into godly sorrow: when his friends reasoned with him, he did not yield; but the voice of the Lord is powerful. When the Spirit of truth is come, he shall convince. Job yields himself to the grace of God. He owns himself an offender, and has nothing to say to justify himself. He is now sensible that he has sinned; and therefore he calls himself vile. Repentance changes men's opinion of themselves. Job is now convinced of his error. Those who are truly sensible of their own sinfulness and vileness, dare not justify themselves before God. He perceived that he was a poor, mean, foolish, and sinful creature, who ought not to have uttered one word against the Divine conduct. One glimpse of God's holy nature would appal the stoutest rebel. How, then will the wicked bear the sight of his glory at the day of judgment? But when we see this glory revealed in Jesus Christ, we shall be humbled without being terrified; self-abasement agrees with filial love.
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