Job Chapter 40

40:1 Moreover Yahweh answered Job,

40:2 "Shall he who argues contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it."

40:3 Then Job answered Yahweh,

40:4 "Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.

40:5 I have spoken once, and I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further."

40:6 Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind,

40:7 "Now brace yourself like a man. I will question you, and you will answer me.

40:8 Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?

40:9 Or have you an arm like God? Can you thunder with a voice like him?

40:10 "Now deck yourself with excellency and dignity. Array yourself with honor and majesty.

40:11 Pour forth the fury of your anger. Look on everyone who is proud, and bring him low.

40:12 Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him. Crush the wicked in their place.

40:13 Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place.

40:14 Then I will also admit to you That your own right hand can save you.

40:15 "See now, behemoth, which I made as well as you. He eats grass as an ox.

40:16 Look now, his strength is in his loins, His force is in the muscles of his belly.

40:17 He moves his tail like a cedar: The sinews of his thighs are knit together.

40:18 His bones are like tubes of brass. His limbs are like bars of iron.

40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God. He who made him gives him his sword.

40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, Where all the animals of the field do play.

40:21 He lies under the lotus trees, In the covert of the reed, and the marsh.

40:22 The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.

40:23 Behold, if a river overflows, he doesn't tremble. He is confident, though the Jordan swells even to his mouth.

40:24 Shall any take him when he is on the watch, Or pierce through his nose with a snare?