And Jehovah answered Job and said,
Shall one who finds fault acontend
with the Almighty?
Let him who bargues
with God answer it.
Then Job answered Jehovah and said,
Indeed, I am worthless. What shall I reply to You?
I lay my hand over my amouth
I have spoken once, and I will not answer;
And twice, and I will proceed no further.
And Jehovah answered Job out of the awhirlwind
up now your loins like a mighty man;
For I will ask of you, and you shall inform Me.
Will you indeed annul My judgment? aWill
you condemn Me so that you may be justified?
Or do you have an arm like God’s,
And can you thunder with a voice like His?
yourself now with majesty and excellency,
And array yourself with honor and splendor.
Pour forth the overflowings of your anger,
And look upon everyone who is proud, and abase him.
Look upon everyone who is aproud
; bring him down;
And tread down the wicked where they stand.
Hide them in the dust together;
Bind their faces in the hidden place.
Then even I will praise you,
That your own right hand can save you.
Again concerning the animals
Behold now the 1behemoth
, which I amade
as well as you:
He eats grass like the ox.
Behold now, his strength is in his loins,
And his power is in the muscles of his belly.
He bends his tail like a cedar;
The sinews of his thighs knit together.
His bones are like bronze tubes;
His limbs, like iron bars.
He is the first of God’s ways;
Only his Maker can approach him with His sword.
For the mountains yield food for him,
Where every animal of the field plays.
Under the lotus plants he lies down,
In the covert of the reed and the marsh.
The lotus plants cover him with their shade;
The willows of the brook surround him.
Indeed, if a river overflows, he does not tremble;
He is confident, though the Jordan rushes against his mouth.
Will anyone catch him while he is watching,
Or pierce his nose with a snare?