Job humbleth himself to God.
Job 40:1 Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said, Job 40:2 Shall he that cavilleth contend with the Almighty? he that argueth with God, let him answer it.
Job 40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Job 40:4 Behold, I am of small account; what shall I answer thee? I lay mine hand upon my mouth. Job 40:5 Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; yea twice, but I will proceed no further.
God stirreth him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom.
Job 40:6 Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said, Job 40:7 Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me. Job 40:8 Wilt thou even disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be justified? Job 40:9 Or hast thou an arm like God? and canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Job 40:10 Deck thyself now with excellency and dignity; and array thyself with honour and majesty. Job 40:11 Pour forth the overflowings of thine anger: and look upon every one that is proud, and abase him. Job 40:12 Look on every one that is proud, [and] bring him low; and tread down the wicked where they stand. Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together; bind their faces in the hidden [place]. Job 40:14 Then wilt I also confess of thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
Job 40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as all ox. Job 40:16 Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the muscles of his belly. Job 40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his thighs are knit together. Job 40:18 His bones are as tubes of brass; his limbs are like bars of iron. Job 40:19 He is the chief of the ways of God: he [only] that made him can make his sword to approach [unto him]. Job 40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food; where all the beasts of the field do play. Job 40:21 He lieth under the lotus trees, in the covert of the reed, and the fen. Job 40:22 The lotus trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about. Job 40:23 Behold, if a river overflow, he trembleth not: he is confident, though Jordan swell even to his mouth. Job 40:24 Shall any take him when he is on the watch, or pierce through his nose with a snare?