] wise in heart
, and mighty in strength: who hath hardened
] against him, and hath prospered?
For he stretcheth
out his hand against God, and strengtheneth
himself against the Almighty. ... He runneth
upon him, [even] on
] neck, upon the thick bosses of his bucklers:
Job 40:9 Hast
thou an arm like God? or canst
thou thunder with a voice like him?
Shall the axe
boast itself against him that heweth therewith? [or
] shall the saw magnify itself against him that shaketh it? as if the rod should shake [itself] against them
that lift it up, [or
] as if the staff should lift up [itself, as if it were
] no wood.
thy hand is lifted up, they will
not see: [but
] they shall
see, and be
ashamed for [their
] envy at the
people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them.
-24 Whom hast
thou reproached and blasphemed? and against whom
hast thou exalted [thy
] voice, and lifted up thine eyes on high? [even
] against the Holy One
of Israel. ... By thy servants
hast thou reproached the Lord, and hast said, By the
multitude of my chariots am I come up to the height of the mountains, to the sides of Lebanon; and I will cut down the tall cedars thereof, [and] the choice fir trees thereof
: and I will enter into the height of his border, [and
] the forest of his Carmel
Because thy rage
against me, and thy tumult
, is come up into mine ears, therefore will I
put my hook in thy nose, and my bridle in thy lips, and I will turn thee back by the way by which thou camest.
Woe unto him
that striveth with his Maker! [Let
] the potsherd [strive
] with the potsherds of the earth. Shall the clay
say to him that fashioneth it, What makest thou? or thy work, He hath no hands?
And immediately the angel
of the Lord smote him, because
he gave not God the glory: and he
was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
1 Corinthians 10:22
Do we provoke
the Lord to jealousy? are
we stronger than he?