The LORD Continues I Am the LORD All-Powerful 40 1 I am the LORD All-Powerful, 2but you have argued that I am wrong. Now you must answer me. 3Job said to the LORD: 4Who am I to answer you? 5I did speak once or twice, but never again. 6Then out of the storm the LORD said to Job: 7Face me and answer the questions I ask! 8Are you trying to prove that you are innocent by accusing me of injustice? 9Do you have a powerful arm and a thundering voice that compare with mine? 10If so, then surround yourself with glory and majesty. 11 Show your furious anger! Throw down and crush 12all who are proud and evil. 13Wrap them in grave clothes and bury them together in the dusty soil. 14Do this, and I will agree that you have won this argument. I Created You 15I created both you and the hippopotamus.[P] It eats only grass like an ox, 16but look at the mighty muscles in its body 17 and legs. Its tail is like a cedar tree, and its thighs are thick. 18The bones in its legs are like bronze or iron. 19I made it more powerful than any other creature, yet I am stronger still. 20Undisturbed, it eats grass while the other animals play nearby.[Q] 21 It rests in the shade of trees along the riverbank 22or hides among reeds in the swamp. 23It remains calm and unafraid with the Jordan River rushing and splashing in its face. 24There is no way to capture a hippopotamus— not even by hooking its nose or blinding its eyes.
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