40:7 “Get ready for a difficult task 1 like a man.
I will question you and you will inform me!
40:8 Would you indeed annul 2 my justice?
Would you declare me guilty so that you might be right?
40:9 Do you have an arm as powerful as God’s, 3
and can you thunder with a voice like his?
1 tn See note on “task” in 38:3.
2 tn The verb פָּרַר (parar) means “to annul; to break; to frustrate.” It was one thing for Job to claim his own integrity, but it was another matter altogether to nullify God’s righteousness in the process.
3 tn Heb “do you have an arm like God?” The words “as powerful as” have been supplied in the translation to clarify the metaphor.