||Job 38-41 - CEV|
(Contemporary English Version)
|Job 38||1||From out of a storm, the LORD said to Job:|
|2||Why do you talk so much when you know so little?|
|3||Now get ready to face Me!|
Can you answer the questions I ask?
|4||How did I lay the foundation for the earth?|
Were you there?
|6b||Who placed the cornerstone,|
|7||while morning stars sang, and angels rejoiced?|
|8||When the ocean was born, I set its boundaries|
|9||and wrapped it in blankets of thickest fog.|
|12||Did you ever tell the sun to rise?|
And did it obey?
|16||Have you ever walked on the ocean floor?|
|24||From where does lightning leap, or the east wind blow?|
|25a||Who carves out a path for thunderstorms?|
|31||Can you arrange stars in groups|
such as Orion and the Pleiades?
|39||When lions are hungry, do you help them hunt?|
|Job 39||27||Did you train eagles to build|
|28||their nests on rocky cliffs.|
|Job 40||15||I created both you and the Behemoth.|
It eats only grass like an ox,
|16||but look at the mighty muscles in its body|
Its tail is like a cedar tree,
|19||I made it more powerful than any other creature,|
yet I am stronger still.
|1||Can you catch a Leviathan by using a fishhook?|
Can you tie its mouth shut with a rope?
|Job 41||9||Merely a glimpse of this monster makes all courage melt.|
|10||And if it is too fierce for anyone to attack,|
who would dare oppose Me?
|11||I am in command of the world and in debt to no one.|