Job 40

Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him ? he that reproveth God, let him answer it. Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth. Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou to me. Wilt thou also settest aside my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like his? 10 Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty. 11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him. 12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place. 13 Hide them in the dust together; bind their faces in secret. 14 Then will I also confess to thee that thy own right hand can save thee.

15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. {behemoth: probably an extinct animal of some kind} 16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the sinew of his belly. 17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his thighs are knit together. {He...: or, He setteth up} 18 His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron. 19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach him . 20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. 21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. 22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook surround him. 23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. {he drinketh up: Heb. he oppresseth} 24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares. {He...: or, Will any take him in his sight, or, bore his nose with a gin?}

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