Job humbleth himself to God.
Job 40:1 Morouer, God spake vnto Iob and sayde: Job 40:2 Can he that stryueth with the Allmightie, be at rest? Shulde not he which disputeth with God, geue him an answere?
Job 40:3 Iob answered the LORDE, sayenge: Job 40:4 Beholde, I am to vyle a personne, to answere the, therfore will I laye my hande vpon my mouth. Job 40:5 Once or twyse haue I spoken, but I will saye nomore.
God stirreth him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom.
Job 40:6 Then spake the LORDE vnto Iob out of the storme, and sayde: Job 40:7 gyrde vp yi loynes like a man, and tell me the thige that I will axe the. Job 40:8 Wilt thou disanulle my iudgment? Or, wilt thou condemne me, yt thou thy self mayest be made rightuous? Job 40:9 Is thine arme then like the arme of God? Maketh thy voyce soch a soude as his doth? Job 40:10 Then arme thy self with thine owne power, vp, decke the in thy ioly araye, Job 40:11 poure out the indignacion of thy wrath: se that thou cast downe all ye proude, Job 40:12 loke well, that thou makest all soch as be stubburne, to obeye: treade all the vngodly vnder thy fete, Job 40:13 cast the downe in to the myre, and couer their faces with darcknesse: Job 40:14 Then will I confesse also, that thyne owne right honde hath saued the.
Job 40:15 Beholde, the cruell beaste (whom I made wt the) which eateth haye as an oxe: Job 40:16 lo, how stronge he is in his loynes, and what power he hath in the nauell of his body. Job 40:17 He spredeth out his tale like a Cedre tre, all his vaynes are stiff. Job 40:18 His shynnes are like pipes off brasse, his rygge bones are like staues of yro Job 40:19 First when God made him, he ordened the wyldernesse for him, Job 40:20 yt the mountaynes shulde geue him grasse, where all the beastes off the felde take their pastyme. Job 40:21 He lyeth amoge the redes in the Mosses, the fennes Job 40:22 hyde him with their shadowe, and the wylowes of the broke couer him rounde aboute. Job 40:23 Lo, without eny laboure might he drynke out the whole floude, and suppe off Iordane without eny trauayle. Job 40:24 Who darre laye honde vpon him openly, and vndertake to catch him? Or, who darre put an hoke thorow his nose, ad laye a snare for him?