Job 40

1 Moreover יהוה answered Job (Iyyov), and said:

2 “Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct Him? He that reproveth God (Eloah), let him answer it.”

3 Then Job (Iyyov) answered יהוה, and said:

4 “Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer You? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.

5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer; yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.

6 Then answered יהוה unto Job (Iyyov) out of the whirlwind, and said,

7 Gird up your loins now like a man; I will demand of you, and declare you unto Me.

8 Wilt you also disannul My judgment? Wilt you condemn Me, that you mayest be righteous?

9 Have you an arm like God (El)? Or canst you thunder with a voice like Him?

10 Deck yourself now with majesty and excellency; and array yourself with glory and beauty.

11 Cast abroad the rage of your wrath; and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.

12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.

13 Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.

14 Then will I also confess unto you that your own right hand can save you.

15 Behold now, Behemot, which I made along with you; he eateth grass as an ox.

16 Behold 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.

18 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 (El); He who made him can make His sword to approach unto him.

20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.

21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.

22 The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.

23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not; he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan (Yarden) into his mouth.

24 He taketh it with his eyes; his nose pierceth through snares.