Moreover the LORDansweredJob, and said ,
Shall he that contendeth with the Almightyinstruct him? he that reprovethGod, let him answer it.
Then Jobanswered the LORD, and said ,
Behold, I am vile ; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine handupon my mouth.5Once have I spoken ; but I will not answer : yea, twice; but I will proceed no further .
Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said ,
Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
Wilt thou also disannul 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 him?
10Deck 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.
12Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low ; and tread down the wicked in their place.
13Hide them in the dusttogether; and bind their faces in secret .
Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
Behold now behemoth,a which I made with thee; he eatethgrass as an ox.16
Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.17
He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together .
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 unto him.
Surely the mountains bring him forthfood, where all the beasts of the fieldplay .
He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.22
The shady treescover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about .
Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw upJordan into his mouth.24
He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth throughsnares.