The Sovereignty Of God In Salvation
by John MacArthur

The Sovereignty Of God
by A. W. Pink

Who Controls Salvation - Man or God?
by Dr. James White      {video}

Upon what basis does God know the future?
by Dr. James White      {video}

The Foreknowledge of God
by Bob DeWaay

Sovereign Election,
Human Responsibility,
Evangelism and the Gospel

The Error Of Molinism
{Middle Knowledge}
Belgic Confession - Article 13
The Providence Of God And His Government Of All Things

We believe that the same good God, after He had created all things, did not forsake them or give them up to fortune or chance, but that He rules and governs them according to His holy will, so that nothing happens in this world without His appointment; nevertheless, God neither is the Author of nor can be charged with the sins which are committed. For His power and goodness are so great and incomprehensible that He orders and executes His work in the most excellent and just manner, even then when devils and wicked men act unjustly. And as to what He does surpassing human understanding, we will not curiously inquire into farther than our capacity will admit of; but with the greatest humility and reverence adore the righteous judgments of God, which are hid from us, contenting ourselves that we are pupils of Christ, to learn only those things which He has revealed to us in His Word, without transgressing these limits.

This doctrine affords us unspeakable consolation, since we are taught thereby that nothing can befall us by chance, but by the direction of our most gracious and heavenly Father; who watches over us with a paternal care, keeping all creatures so under His power that not a hair of our head (for they are all numbered), nor a sparrow can fall to the ground without the will of our Father, in whom we do entirely trust; begin persuaded that He so restrains the devil and all our enemies that without His will and permission they cannot hurt us.

And therefore we reject that damnable error of the Epicureans, who say that God regards nothing but leaves all things to chance.

Genesis 9:3   "Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. I have given you all things, even as the green herbs.

Genesis 20:6   And God said to him in a dream, "Yes, I know that you did this in the integrity of your heart. For I also withheld you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.

Genesis 50:20   "But as for you, you meant evil against me; but God meant it for good, in order to bring it about as it is this day, to save many people alive.
{This verse shows that God's plan & purpose will NOT be changed, despite man's attempt at doing so. Though man tries to change things for his own sinful purposes, God's will & purpose will ALWAYS prevail.}

Deuteronomy 8:2-6   And you shall remember that the LORD your God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. (3) So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD. (4) Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. (5) You should know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you. (6) "Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him.

Joshua 23:14   "Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.

1 Samuel 2:6-10   "The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up. (7) The LORD makes poor and makes rich; He brings low and lifts up. (8) He raises the poor from the dust And lifts the beggar from the ash heap, To set them among princes And make them inherit the throne of glory. "For the pillars of the earth are the LORD’S, And He has set the world upon them. (9) He will guard the feet of His saints, But the wicked shall be silent in darkness. "For by strength no man shall prevail. (10) The adversaries of the LORD shall be broken in pieces; From heaven He will thunder against them. The LORD will judge the ends of the earth. "He will give strength to His king, And exalt the horn of His anointed."

Job 14:1-5   "Man who is born of woman Is of few days and full of trouble. (2) He comes forth like a flower and fades away; He flees like a shadow and does not continue. (3) And do You open Your eyes on such a one, And bring me to judgment with Yourself? (4) Who can bring a clean thing out of an unclean? No one! (5) Since his days are determined, The number of his months is with You; You have appointed his limits, so that he cannot pass.

Psalms 33:8-15   Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. (9) For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. (10) The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. (11) The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. (12) Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. (13) The LORD looks from heaven; He sees all the sons of men. (14) From the place of His dwelling He looks On all the inhabitants of the earth; (15) He fashions their hearts individually; He considers all their works.

Psalms 135:5-6   For I know that the LORD is great, And our Lord is above all gods. (6) Whatever the LORD pleases He does, In heaven and in earth, In the seas and in all deep places.

Psalms 139:13   For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother's womb.
Psalms 139:16   Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When [as yet there were] none of them.

Psalms 37:23   The steps of a [good] man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.

Psalms 55:22   Cast your burden on the LORD, And He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.

Proverbs 16:33   The lot is cast into the lap, But its every decision [is] from the LORD.

Proverbs 20:24   Man's goings [are] of the LORD; how can a man then understand his own way?

Isaiah 14:24   The LORD of hosts has sworn, saying, "Surely, as I have thought, so it shall come to pass, And as I have purposed, [so] it shall stand:
Isaiah 14:27   For the LORD of hosts has purposed, And who will annul [it]? His hand [is] stretched out, And who will turn it back?"

Isaiah 40:25   "To whom then will you liken Me, Or [to whom] shall I be equal?" says the Holy One.
Isaiah 40:26   Lift up your eyes on high, And see who has created these things, Who brings out their host by number; He calls them all by name, By the greatness of His might And the strength of His power; Not one is missing.

Isaiah 42:9   Behold, the former things have come to pass, And new things I declare; Before they spring forth I tell you of them."

Isaiah 44:24   Thus says the LORD, your Redeemer, And He who formed you from the womb: "I am the LORD, who makes all things, Who stretches out the heavens all alone, Who spreads abroad the earth by Myself;

Isaiah 45:7   I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, the LORD, do all these things.'

Isaiah 46:9-11   Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, (10) Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ (11) Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man who executes My counsel, from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it.

Isaiah 48:3   "I have declared the former things from the beginning; They went forth from My mouth, and I caused them to hear it. Suddenly I did them, and they came to pass.
Isaiah 48:5   Even from the beginning I have declared it to you; Before it came to pass I proclaimed it to you, Lest you should say, `My idol has done them, And my carved image and my molded image Have commanded them.'

Isaiah 55:11   So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.

Jeremiah 10:23   O LORD, I know that the way of man [is] not in himself: [it is] not in man that walketh to direct his steps.

Daniel 4:35   All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing; He does according to His will in the army of heaven And among the inhabitants of the earth. No one can restrain His hand Or say to Him, "What have You done?"

Matthew 10:29   "Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father's will.

Matthew 11:27   "All things have been delivered to Me by My Father, and no one knows the Son except the Father. Nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and the one to whom the Son wills to reveal Him.

Matthew 19:26   But Jesus looked at them and said to them, "With men this is impossible, but with God all things are possible."

Matthew 24:35   "Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.

Luke 24:44   Then He said to them, "These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me."

John 1:3   All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.

Acts 2:22-23   "Men of Israel, hear these words: Jesus of Nazareth, a Man attested by God to you by miracles, wonders, and signs which God did through Him in your midst, as you yourselves also know (23) Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;

Acts 3:18   "But those things which God foretold by the mouth of all His prophets, that the Christ would suffer, He has thus fulfilled.

Acts 3:20-21   "and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before, (21) "whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began.

Acts 4:27-28   "For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together (28) "to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done.

Acts 17:24-28   "God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. (25) "Nor is He worshiped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things. (26) "And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings, (27) "so that they should seek the Lord, in the hope that they might grope for Him and find Him, though He is not far from each one of us; (28) "for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’

Romans 8:28   And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.

Romans 11:36   For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to whom be glory forever. Amen.

1 Corinthians 8:6   yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live.

1 Corinthians 15:28   Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

Ephesians 1:11   In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestined according to the purpose of Him who works all things according to the counsel of His will,

Ephesians 1:22   And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church,

Ephesians 3:9   and to make all see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the ages has been hidden in God who created all things through Jesus Christ;

Philippians 3:21   who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself.

Colossians 1:16-18   For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. (17) And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. (18) And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

1 Timothy 6:13   I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate,

Hebrews 1:1   God, who at various times and in various ways spoke in time past to the fathers by the prophets,
Hebrews 1:2-3   has in these last days spoken to us by His Son, whom He has appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the worlds; (3) who being the brightness of His glory and the express image of His person, and upholding all things by the word of His power, when He had by Himself purged our sins, sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high,

Hebrews 2:8   You have put all things in subjection under his feet." For in that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put under him.

Hebrews 2:10   For it was fitting for Him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons to glory, to make the captain of their salvation perfect through sufferings.

Hebrews 3:4   For every house is built by someone, but He who built all things is God.

2 Peter 1:3   as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,

1 John 3:20   For if our heart condemns us, God is greater than our heart, and knows all things.

Revelation 4:11   "You are worthy, O Lord, To receive glory and honor and power; For You created all things, And by Your will they exist and were created."

God is all-powerful, omnipotent & totally sovereign;
as illustrated in the book of Job, chapters 36 - 42:6 -

Job 36:1-33   Elihu also proceeded and said: (2) "Bear with me a little, and I will show you That [there are] yet words to speak on God’s behalf. (3) I will fetch my knowledge from afar; I will ascribe righteousness to my Maker. (4) For truly my words [are] not false; One who is perfect in knowledge [is] with you.
(5) "Behold, God [is] mighty, but despises [no one; He is] mighty in strength of understanding. (6) He does not preserve the life of the wicked, But gives justice to the oppressed. (7) He does not withdraw His eyes from the righteous; But [they are] on the throne with kings, For He has seated them forever, And they are exalted. (8) And if [they are] bound in fetters, Held in the cords of affliction, (9) Then He tells them their work and their transgressions That they have acted defiantly. (10) He also opens their ear to instruction, And commands that they turn from iniquity. (11) If they obey and serve [Him], They shall spend their days in prosperity, And their years in pleasures. (12) But if they do not obey, They shall perish by the sword, And they shall die without knowledge. (13) "But the hypocrites in heart store up wrath; They do not cry for help when He binds them. (14) They die in youth, And their life [ends] among the perverted persons.
(15) He delivers the poor in their affliction, And opens their ears in oppression. (16) "Indeed He would have brought you out of dire distress, [Into] a broad place where [there is] no restraint; And what is set on your table [would be] full of richness. (17) But you are filled with the judgment due the wicked; Judgment and justice take hold [of you]. (18) Because [there is] wrath, [beware] lest He take you away with [one] blow; For a large ransom would not help you avoid [it]. (19) Will your riches, Or all the mighty forces, Keep you from distress? (20) Do not desire the night, When people are cut off in their place. (21) Take heed, do not turn to iniquity, For you have chosen this rather than affliction. (22) "Behold, God is exalted by His power; Who teaches like Him? (23) Who has assigned Him His way, Or who has said, ‘You have done wrong’?
(24) "Remember to magnify His work, Of which men have sung. (25) Everyone has seen it; Man looks on [it] from afar. (26) "Behold, God [is] great, and we do not know [Him]; Nor can the number of His years [be] discovered. (27) For He draws up drops of water, Which distill as rain from the mist, (28) Which the clouds drop down [And] pour abundantly on man. (29) Indeed, can [anyone] understand the spreading of clouds, The thunder from His canopy? (30) Look, He scatters his light upon it, And covers the depths of the sea. (31) For by these He judges the peoples; He gives food in abundance. (32) He covers [His] hands with lightning, And commands it to strike. (33) His thunder declares it, The cattle also, concerning the rising [storm].

Job 37:1-24   "At this also my heart trembles, And leaps from its place. (2) Hear attentively the thunder of His voice, And the rumbling [that] comes from His mouth. (3) He sends it forth under the whole heaven, His lightning to the ends of the earth. (4) After it a voice roars; He thunders with His majestic voice, And He does not restrain them when His voice is heard. (5) God thunders marvelously with His voice; He does great things which we cannot comprehend.
(6) For He says to the snow, ‘Fall [on] the earth’; Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength. (7) He seals the hand of every man, That all men may know His work. (8) The beasts go into dens, And remain in their lairs. (9) From the chamber [of the south] comes the whirlwind, And cold from the scattering winds [of the north]. (10) By the breath of God ice is given, And the broad waters are frozen. (11) Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds; He scatters His bright clouds. (12) And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance, That they may do whatever He commands them On the face of the whole earth. (13) He causes it to come, Whether for correction, Or for His land, Or for mercy.
(14) "Listen to this, O Job; Stand still and consider the wondrous works of God. (15) Do you know when God dispatches them, And causes the light of His cloud to shine? (16) Do you know how the clouds are balanced, Those wondrous works of Him who is perfect in knowledge? (17) Why [are] your garments hot, When He quiets the earth by the south [wind]? (18) With Him, have you spread out the skies, Strong as a cast metal mirror? (19) "Teach us what we should say to Him, [For] we can prepare nothing because of the darkness. (20) Should He be told that I [wish to] speak? If a man were to speak, surely he would be swallowed up.
(21) Even now [men] cannot look at the light [when it is] bright in the skies, When the wind has passed and cleared them. (22) He comes from the north [as] golden [splendor]; With God [is] awesome majesty. (23) As [for] the Almighty, we cannot find Him; [He is] excellent in power, [In] judgment and abundant justice; He does not oppress. (24) Therefore men fear Him; He shows no partiality to any [who are] wise of heart."

Job 38:1-41   Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: (2) "Who [is] this who darkens counsel By words without knowledge? (3) Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me.
(4) "Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth? Tell [Me], if you have understanding. (5) Who determined its measurements? Surely you know! Or who stretched the line upon it? (6) To what were its foundations fastened? Or who laid its cornerstone, (7) When the morning stars sang together, And all the sons of God shouted for joy?
(8) "Or [who] shut in the sea with doors, When it burst forth [and] issued from the womb; (9) When I made the clouds its garment, And thick darkness its swaddling band; (10) When I fixed My limit for it, And set bars and doors; (11) When I said, ‘This far you may come, but no farther, And here your proud waves must stop!’
(12) "Have you commanded the morning since your days [began, And] caused the dawn to know its place, (13) That it might take hold of the ends of the earth, And the wicked be shaken out of it? (14) It takes on form like clay [under] a seal, And stands out like a garment. (15) From the wicked their light is withheld, And the upraised arm is broken.
(16) "Have you entered the springs of the sea? Or have you walked in search of the depths? (17) Have the gates of death been revealed to you? Or have you seen the doors of the shadow of death? (18) Have you comprehended the breadth of the earth? Tell [Me], if you know all this.
(19) "Where [is] the way [to] the dwelling of light? And darkness, where [is] its place, (20) That you may take it to its territory, That you may know the paths [to] its home? (21) Do you know [it], because you were born then, Or [because] the number of your days [is] great?
(22) "Have you entered the treasury of snow, Or have you seen the treasury of hail, (23) Which I have reserved for the time of trouble, For the day of battle and war? (24) By what way is light diffused, [Or] the east wind scattered over the earth?
(25) "Who has divided a channel for the overflowing [water], Or a path for the thunderbolt, (26) To cause it to rain on a land [where there is] no one, A wilderness in which [there is] no man; (27) To satisfy the desolate waste, And cause to spring forth the growth of tender grass? (28) Has the rain a father? Or who has begotten the drops of dew? (29) From whose womb comes the ice? And the frost of heaven, who gives it birth? (30) The waters harden like stone, And the surface of the deep is frozen.
(31) "Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the belt of Orion? (32) Can you bring out Mazzaroth in its season? Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs? (33) Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?
(34) "Can you lift up your voice to the clouds, That an abundance of water may cover you? (35) Can you send out lightnings, that they may go, And say to you, ‘Here we [are]!’? (36) Who has put wisdom in the mind? Or who has given understanding to the heart? (37) Who can number the clouds by wisdom? Or who can pour out the bottles of heaven, (38) When the dust hardens in clumps, And the clods cling together?
(39) "Can you hunt the prey for the lion, Or satisfy the appetite of the young lions, (40) When they crouch in [their] dens, [Or] lurk in their lairs to lie in wait? (41) Who provides food for the raven, When its young ones cry to God, And wander about for lack of food?

Job 39:1-30   "Do you know the time when the wild mountain goats bear young? [Or] can you mark when the deer gives birth? (2) Can you number the months [that] they fulfill? Or do you know the time when they bear young? (3) They bow down, They bring forth their young, They deliver their offspring. (4) Their young ones are healthy, They grow strong with grain; They depart and do not return to them.
(5) "Who set the wild donkey free? Who loosed the bonds of the onager, (6) Whose home I have made the wilderness, And the barren land his dwelling? (7) He scorns the tumult of the city; He does not heed the shouts of the driver. (8) The range of the mountains [is] his pasture, And he searches after every green thing.
(9) "Will the wild ox be willing to serve you? Will he bed by your manger? (10) Can you bind the wild ox in the furrow with ropes? Or will he plow the valleys behind you? (11) Will you trust him because his strength [is] great? Or will you leave your labor to him? (12) Will you trust him to bring home your grain, And gather it to your threshing floor?
(13) "The wings of the ostrich wave proudly, But are her wings and pinions [like the] kindly stork’s? (14) For she leaves her eggs on the ground, And warms them in the dust; (15) She forgets that a foot may crush them, Or that a wild beast may break them. (16) She treats her young harshly, as though [they were] not hers; Her labor is in vain, without concern, (17) Because God deprived her of wisdom, And did not endow her with understanding. (18) When she lifts herself on high, She scorns the horse and its rider.
(19) "Have you given the horse strength? Have you clothed his neck with thunder? (20) Can you frighten him like a locust? His majestic snorting strikes terror. (21) He paws in the valley, and rejoices in [his] strength; He gallops into the clash of arms. (22) He mocks at fear, and is not frightened; Nor does he turn back from the sword. (23) The quiver rattles against him, The glittering spear and javelin. (24) He devours the distance with fierceness and rage; Nor does he come to a halt because the trumpet [has] sounded. (25) At the [blast of] the trumpet he says, ‘Aha!’ He smells the battle from afar, The thunder of captains and shouting.
(26) "Does the hawk fly by your wisdom, [And] spread its wings toward the south? (27) Does the eagle mount up at your command, And make its nest on high? (28) On the rocks it dwells and resides, On the crag of the rock and the stronghold. (29) From there it spies out the prey; Its eyes observe from afar. (30) Its young ones suck up blood; And where the slain [are], there it [is]."

Job 40:1-24   Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said: (2) "Shall the one who contends with the Almighty correct [Him]? He who rebukes God, let him answer it."
(3) Then Job answered the LORD and said: (4) "Behold, I am vile; What shall I answer You? I lay my hand over my mouth. (5) Once I have spoken, but I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further."
(6) Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: (7) "Now prepare yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer Me:
(8) "Would you indeed annul My judgment? Would you condemn Me that you may be justified? (9) Have you an arm like God? Or can you thunder with a voice like His? (10) Then adorn yourself [with] majesty and splendor, and array yourself with glory and beauty. (11) Disperse the rage of your wrath; Look on everyone [who is] proud, and humble him. (12) Look on everyone [who is] proud, [and] bring him low; Tread down the wicked in their place. (13) Hide them in the dust together, Bind their faces in hidden [darkness]. (14) Then I will also confess to you That your own right hand can save you.
(15) "Look now at the behemoth, which I made [along] with you; He eats grass like an ox. (16) See now, his strength [is] in his hips, And his power [is] in his stomach muscles. (17) He moves his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are tightly knit. (18) His bones [are like] beams of bronze, His ribs like bars of iron. (19) He [is] the first of the ways of God; Only He who made him can bring near His sword. (20) Surely the mountains yield food for him, And all the beasts of the field play there. (21) He lies under the lotus trees, In a covert of reeds and marsh. (22) The lotus trees cover him [with] their shade; The willows by the brook surround him. (23) Indeed the river may rage, [Yet] he is not disturbed; He is confident, though the Jordan gushes into his mouth, (24) [Though] he takes it in his eyes, [Or] one pierces [his] nose with a snare.

Job 41:1-34   "Can you draw out Leviathan with a hook, Or [snare] his tongue with a line [which] you lower? (2) Can you put a reed through his nose, Or pierce his jaw with a hook? (3) Will he make many supplications to you? Will he speak softly to you? (4) Will he make a covenant with you? Will you take him as a servant forever? (5) Will you play with him as [with] a bird, Or will you leash him for your maidens? (6) Will [your] companions make a banquet of him? Will they apportion him among the merchants? (7) Can you fill his skin with harpoons, Or his head with fishing spears? (8) Lay your hand on him; Remember the battle Never do it again! (9) Indeed, [any] hope of [overcoming] him is false; Shall [one not] be overwhelmed at the sight of him? (10) No one [is so] fierce that he would dare stir him up. Who then is able to stand against Me?
(11) Who has preceded Me, that I should pay [him]? Everything under heaven is Mine. (12) "I will not conceal his limbs, His mighty power, or his graceful proportions. (13) Who can remove his outer coat? Who can approach [him] with a double bridle? (14) Who can open the doors of his face, [With] his terrible teeth all around? (15) [His] rows of scales are [his] pride, Shut up tightly [as with] a seal; (16) One is so near another That no air can come between them; (17) They are joined one to another, They stick together and cannot be parted. (18) His sneezings flash forth light, And his eyes [are] like the eyelids of the morning. (19) Out of his mouth go burning lights; Sparks of fire shoot out. (20) Smoke goes out of his nostrils, As [from] a boiling pot and burning rushes. (21) His breath kindles coals, And a flame goes out of his mouth.
(22) Strength dwells in his neck, And sorrow dances before him. (23) The folds of his flesh are joined together; They are firm on him and cannot be moved. (24) His heart is as hard as stone, Even as hard as the lower [millstone]. (25) When he raises himself up, the mighty are afraid; Because of his crashings they are beside themselves. (26) [Though] the sword reaches him, it cannot avail; Nor does spear, dart, or javelin. (27) He regards iron as straw, [And] bronze as rotten wood. (28) The arrow cannot make him flee; Slingstones become like stubble to him. (29) Darts are regarded as straw; He laughs at the threat of javelins. (30) His undersides [are] like sharp potsherds; He spreads pointed [marks] in the mire. (31) He makes the deep boil like a pot; He makes the sea like a pot of ointment. (32) He leaves a shining wake behind him; [One] would think the deep had white hair. (33) On earth there is nothing like him, Which is made without fear. (34) He beholds every high [thing]; He [is] king over all the children of pride."

Job 42:1-6   Then Job answered the LORD and said: (2) "I know that You can do everything, And that no purpose [of Yours] can be withheld from You. (3) [You asked], ‘Who [is] this who hides counsel without knowledge?’ Therefore I have uttered what I did not understand, Things too wonderful for me, which I did not know. (4) Listen, please, and let me speak; [You said], ‘I will question you, and you shall answer Me.’ (5) "I have heard of You by the hearing of the ear, But now my eye sees You. (6) Therefore I abhor [myself], And repent in dust and ashes."