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Job 40:9

    Job 40:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Have you an arm like God? or can you thunder with a voice like him?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Have you an arm like God? have you a voice of thunder like his?

    Webster's Revision

    Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

    World English Bible

    Or do you have an arm like God? Can you thunder with a voice like him?

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Or hast thou an arm like God? and canst thou thunder with a voice like him?

    Clarke's Commentary on Job 40:9

    Hast thou an arm like God? - Every word, from this to the end of Job 40:14, has a wonderful tendency to humble the soul; and it is no wonder that at the conclusion of these sayings Job fell in the dust confounded, and ascribed righteousness to his Maker.

    Barnes' Notes on Job 40:9

    Hast thou an arm like God? - The arm is the symbol of strength. The question here is, whether Job would venture to compare his strength with the omnipotence of God?

    Or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? - Thunder is a symbol of the majesty of the Most High, and is often spoken of as the voice of God; see Psalm 29:1-11. The question here is, whether Job could presume to compare himself with the Almighty, whose voice was the thunder?
    Book: Job