The LORD said to Job:12
"Will the one who contends with the Almighty2 correct him?3 Let him who accuses God answer him!"43
Then Job answered the LORD:
"I am unworthy5--how can I reply to you? I put my hand over my mouth.65
I spoke once, but I have no answer7-- twice, but I will say no more."86
Then the LORD spoke to Job out of the storm:97
"Brace yourself like a man; I will question you, and you shall answer me.108
"Would you discredit my justice?11 Would you condemn me to justify yourself ?129
Do you have an arm like God's,13 and can your voice14 thunder like his?1510
Then adorn yourself with glory and splendor, and clothe yourself in honor and majesty.1611
Unleash the fury of your wrath,17 look at every proud man and bring him low,1812
look at every proud19 man and humble him,20 crush21 the wicked where they stand.
Bury them all in the dust together;22 shroud their faces in the grave.2314
Then I myself will admit to you that your own right hand can save you.2415
"Look at the behemoth,a which I made25 along with you and which feeds on grass like an ox.2616
What strength27 he has in his loins, what power in the muscles of his belly!2817
His tailb sways like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are close-knit.2918
His bones are tubes of bronze, his limbs30 like rods of iron.3119
He ranks first among the works of God,32 yet his Maker33 can approach him with his sword.3420
The hills bring him their produce,35 and all the wild animals play36 nearby.3721
Under the lotus plants he lies, hidden among the reeds38 in the marsh.3922
The lotuses conceal him in their shadow; the poplars by the stream40 surround him.
When the river rages,41 he is not alarmed; he is secure, though the Jordan42 should surge against his mouth.
Can anyone capture him by the eyes,c or trap him and pierce his nose?43