Job 40

1Moreover Jehovah answered Job, and said, 2Shall he who quibbles contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it. 3Then Job answered Jehovah, and said, 4Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth. 5I have spoken once, and I will not answer, yes, twice, but I will proceed no further. 6Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, 7Gird up thy loins now like a man. I will demand of thee, and declare thou to me. 8Will thou even annul my judgment? Will thou condemn me, that thou may be justified? 9Or have thou an arm like God? And can thou thunder with a voice like him? 10Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity, and array thyself with honor and majesty. 11Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger, and look upon everyone who is proud, and abase him. 12Look on everyone who is proud, and bring him low, and tread down the wicked where they stand. 13Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place. 14Then I will also confess of thee that thine own right hand can save thee. 15Behold now behemoth, which I made as well as thee. He eats grass as an ox. 16Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the muscles of his belly. 17He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of his thighs are knit together. 18His bones are as tubes of brass. His limbs are like bars of iron. 19He is a beginning of the ways of God. He who made him gives him his sword. 20Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. 21He lies under the lotus trees, in the covert of the reed, and the fen. 22The lotus trees cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook encompass him about. 23Behold, if a river overflows, he does not tremble. He is confident though a Jordan swell even to his mouth. 24Shall any take him when he is on the watch, or pierce through his nose with a snare?
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