Job 40:15
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English Standard Version
“Behold, Behemoth, which I made as I made you; he eats grass like an ox.

King James Bible
Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

American Standard Version
Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee; He eateth grass as an ox.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Behold behemoth whom I made with thee, he eateth grass like an ox.

English Revised Version
Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as all ox.

Webster's Bible Translation
Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

7 Gird up thy loins manfully:

I will question thee, and do thou answer me!

8 Wilt thou altogether annul my right,

Condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?

9 And hast thou then an arm like God,

And canst thou with the voice thunder like Him?

The question with האף stands to Job 40:2 in the relation of a climax: Job contended not alone with God, which is in itself wrong, let it be whatsoever it may; he went so far as to lose sight of the divine justice in the government of the world, and in order not to be obliged to give up his own righteousness, so far as to doubt the divine. ואם, Job 40:9, is also interrogative, as Job 8:3; Job 21:4; Job 34:17, comp. Job 39:13, not expressive of a wish, as Job 34:16. In the government of the world, God shows His arm, He raises His voice of thunder: canst thou perhaps - asks Jehovah - do the like, thou who seemest to imagine thou couldst govern the world more justly, if thou hadst to govern it? וּבקוּל כּמהוּ are to be combined: of like voice to Him; the translation follows the accents (ובקול with Rebia mugrasch).

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behemoth. or, the elephant, as some think (The Hebrew word is probably the same as the Egyptian Pehemou, Pehemout, (from P, the article, ehe, a bull and mout, water:) the hippopotamus, or river horse. It is nearly as large as the elephant; its head is enormously large, its mouth very wide, the jaws extending upwards of two feet, armed with four cutting teeth, each twelve inches long; its hide is so tough and so thick as to resist the strokes of a sabre, and it thinly covered with hair of lightish colour; its legs are three feet long; though amphibious, its hoofs, which are quadrified??, are unconnected; and its tail is naked, about a foot in length, but exceedingly thick and strong. It inhabits the rivers of Africa; feeds on grass and other vegetables; moves slowly and heavily; swims dexterously; sleeps in reedy places; has a tremendous voice between the lowing of the ox and the roar of the elephant; and when irritated, will attack boats and men with fury.)

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Genesis 1:24-26 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing...

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Job 40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

Job 39:8 The range of the mountains is his pasture, and he searches after every green thing.

Psalm 104:14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth;

Cross References
Job 40:14
Then will I also acknowledge to you that your own right hand can save you.

Job 40:16
Behold, his strength in his loins, and his power in the muscles of his belly.

Job 40:19
"He is the first of the works of God; let him who made him bring near his sword!

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