The Bible in Basic English
Job, Chapter 40

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   2: Will he who is protesting give teaching to the Ruler of all? Let him who has arguments to put forward against God give an answer.
   3: And Job said in answer to the Lord,
   4: Truly, I am of no value; what answer may I give to you? I will put my hand on my mouth.
   5: I have said once, and even twice, what was in my mind, but I will not do so again.
   6: Then the Lord made answer to Job out of the storm-wind, and said,
   7: Get your strength together like a man of war: I will put questions to you, and you will give me the answers.
   8: Will you even make my right of no value? will you say that I am wrong in order to make clear that you are right?
   9: Have you an arm like God? have you a voice of thunder like his?
   10: Put on the ornaments of your pride; be clothed with glory and power:
   11: Let your wrath be overflowing; let your eyes see all the sons of pride, and make them low.
   12: Send destruction on all who are lifted up, pulling down the sinners from their places.
   13: Let them be covered together in the dust; let their faces be dark in the secret place of the underworld.
   14: Then I will give praise to you, saying that your right hand is able to give you salvation.
   15: See now the Great Beast, whom I made, even as I made you; he takes grass for food, like the ox.
   16: His strength is in his body, and his force in the muscles of his stomach.
   17: His tail is curving like a cedar; the muscles of his legs are joined together.
   18: His bones are pipes of brass, his legs are like rods of iron.
   19: He is the chief of the ways of God, made by him for his pleasure.
   20: He takes the produce of the mountains, where all the beasts of the field are at play.
   21: He takes his rest under the trees of the river, and in the pool, under the shade of the water-plants.
   22: He is covered by the branches of the trees; the grasses of the stream are round him.
   23: Truly, 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.
   24: Will anyone take him when he is on the watch, or put metal teeth through his nose?

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