Job humbleth himself to God.
Job 40:1 Moreouer the LORD answered Iob, and said, Job 40:2 Shall hee that contendeth with the Almightie, instruct [him]? he that reproueth God, let him answere it.
Job 40:3 Then Iob answered the LORD, and said, Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile, what shall I answere thee? I wil lay my hand vpon my mouth. Job 40:5 Once haue I spoken, but I will not answere: yea twise, but I will proceed no further.
God stirreth him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom.
Job 40:6 Then answered the LORD vnto Iob out of the whirlewinde, and said: Job 40:7 Gird vp thy loynes now like a man: I will demaund of thee, and declare thou vnto me. Job 40:8 Wilt thou also disanul my iudgement? Wilt thou condemne mee, that thou mayest be righteous? Job 40:9 [Hast] thou an arme like God? or canst thou thunder with a voyce like him? Job 40:10 Decke thy selfe now [with] Maiestie, and excellencie, and aray thy selfe with glory, and beautie. Job 40:11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold euery one that is proud, and abase him. Job 40:12 Looke on euery one that is proud, [and] bring him low: and tread downe the wicked in their place. Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together, and binde their faces in secret. Job 40:14 Then will I also confesse vnto thee, that thine owne right hand can saue thee.
Job 40:15 Beholde now Behemoth which I made with thee, hee eateth grasse as an oxe. Job 40:16 Loe now, his strength is in his loynes, and his force is in the nauell of his belly. Job 40:17 Hee moueth his taile like a Cedar: the sinewes of his stones are wrapt together. Job 40:18 His bones are [as] strong pieces of brasse: his bones are like barres of iron. Job 40:19 Hee [is] the chiefe of the wayes of God: he that made him, can make his sword to approach [vnto him]. Job 40:20 Surely the mountaines bring him foorth foode: where all the beasts of the field play. Job 40:21 He lieth vnder the shady trees in the couert of the reede, and fennes. Job 40:22 The shady trees couer him [with] their shaddow: the willowes of the brooke compasse him about. Job 40:23 Behold, he drinketh vp a riuer, [and] hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw vp Iordan into his mouth. Job 40:24 He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pearceth through snares.