40:1 Moreover Jehovah answered Job, and said,
40:2 Shall he that cavilleth contend with the Almighty? He that argueth with God, let him answer it.
40:3 Then Job answered Jehovah, and said,
40:4 Behold, I am of small account; What shall I answer thee? I lay my hand upon my mouth.
40:5 Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; Yea, twice, but I will proceed no further.
40:6 Then Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
40:8 Wilt thou even annul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified?
40:9 Or hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
40:10 Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity; And array thyself with honor and majesty.
40:11 Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger; And look upon every one that is proud, and abase him.
40:12 Look on every one that is proud, `and' bring him low; And tread down the wicked where they stand.
40:13 Hide them in the dust together; Bind their faces in the hidden `place'.
40:14 Then will I also confess of thee That thine own right hand can save thee.
40:15 Behold now, behemoth, which I made as well as thee; He eateth grass as an ox.
40:16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, And his force is in the muscles of his belly.
40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
40:18 His bones are `as' tubes of brass; His limbs are like bars of iron.
40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God: He `only' that made him giveth him his sword.
40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the beasts of the field do play.
40:21 He lieth under the lotus-trees, In the covert of the reed, and the fen.
40:22 The lotus-trees cover him with their shade; The willows of the brook compass him about.
40:23 Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not; He is confident, though a Jordan swell even to his mouth.
40:24 Shall any take him when he is on the watch, Or pierce through his nose with a snare?