Then the LORD said to Job,
"Will the faultfinder 1contend with the Almighty? Let him who 2reproves God answer it."
Then Job answered the LORD and said,
"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I 3lay my hand on my mouth.
"Once I have spoken, and 4I will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."
Then the 5LORD answered Job out of the storm and said,
"Now 6gird up your loins like a man; I will 7ask you, and you instruct Me.
"Will you really 8annul My judgment? Will you 9condemn Me 10that you may be justified?
"Or do you have an arm like God, And can you 11thunder with a voice like His?
"12Adorn yourself with eminence and dignity, And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
"Pour out 13the overflowings of your anger, And look on everyone who is 14proud, and make him low.
"Look on everyone who is proud, and 15humble him, And 16tread down the wicked where they stand.
"17Hide them in the dust together; Bind them in the hidden place.
"Then I will also confess to you, That your own right hand can save you.
"Behold now, Behemoth, which 18I made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.
"Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly.
"He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
"His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.
"He is the 19first of the ways of God; Let his 20maker bring near his sword.
"Surely the mountains 21bring him food, And all the beasts of the field 22play there.
"Under the lotus plants he lies down, In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.
"The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.
"If a river rages, he is not alarmed; He is confident, though the 23Jordan rushes to his mouth.
"Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?