Job 40:3
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Then Job answered the LORD:

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Then Job replied to the LORD,

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Then Job answered the LORD and said:

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Then Job answered the LORD and said,

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Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

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Then Job answered the LORD:

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Then Job replied to the LORD. He said:

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Then Job answered the LORD:

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Then Job answered the LORD,

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Job answered the LORD,

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Then Job answered the LORD, and said:

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Then Job answered the LORD and said,

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Then Job answered the LORD and said,

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Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

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Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

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Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,

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Then Job answered the Lord, and said :

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And Job answered Jehovah and said,

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Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

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Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

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Then Job answered Yahweh,

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And Job answereth Jehovah, and saith: --
Study Bible
Job Humbles Himself Before God
2"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it." 3Then Job answered the LORD and said, 4"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.…
Cross References
Job 40:2
"Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves God answer it."

Job 40:4
"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I lay my hand on my mouth.

Job 42:7
It came about after the LORD had spoken these words to Job, that the LORD said to Eliphaz the Temanite, "My wrath is kindled against you and against your two friends, because you have not spoken of Me what is right as My servant Job has.
Treasury of Scripture

Then Job answered the LORD, and said,

Verses 3, 4. - Then Job answered, the Lord, and said, Behold, I am vile; literally, I am light; i.e. I am of small account (see the Revised Version). It would be absurd for one so weak and contemptible to attempt to argue with the Almighty. What shall I answer thee? or, What should I answer thee! What should I say, if I were to attempt a reply? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth (see the comment on Job 21:5). Then Job answered the Lord,.... Finding that he was obliged to answer, he did, but with some reluctance:

and said; as follows: 3. Lord—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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