As we go into this brief exchange between God and Job we have to remember that Job throughout his speeches was demanding that he speak with God and now he has nothing to say.
|The Speaker||Then the LORD said to Job,|
This is not a speech by God, but God prompting the one who could always out talk his opponent to speak.
|Will the faultfinder contend with the Almighty?
Let him who reproves God answer it.
|The Speaker||Then Job answered the LORD and said,|
|The Response||Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You?
I lay my hand on my mouth.
Once I have spoken, and I will not answer;
Even twice, and I will add nothing