Job humbleth himself to God.
Job 40:1 Moreouer, God spake vnto Iob and sayde: Job 40:2 Can he that stryueth wyth þe Almyghtye, be at rest? Shulde not he which disputeth wyth God, geue hym an answere?
Job 40:3 Iob answered the Lorde, saying: Job 40:4 Beholde. I am to vyle a personne, to answere the, therfore wyll I laye my hande vpon my mouth. Job 40:5 Once or twise haue I spoken, but I wyll saye nomore.
God stirreth him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom.
Job 40:6 Then answered the Lorde vnto Iob out of the storme, and sayde: Job 40:7 Gyrde vp thy loynes now lyke a man, and tell me the thinges that I will aske the. Job 40:8 Wylt thou disanul my iudgement? Or wylt thou condemne me, that thou thy selfe mayest be made ryghteous? Job 40:9 Is thy power then lyke the power of God? Maketh thy voyce soch a sounde as hys doth? Job 40:10 Then arme thy selfe wyth thyne awne power, vp, decke the in thy ioly araye, Job 40:11 powre out the indignacion of thy wrath: se þt thou cast downe all the proude, Job 40:12 loke well, that thou makest all soch as be stubburne, to obeye: treade downe all the vngodly in their place, Job 40:13 cast them downe into the dust, and couer their faces with darcknesse: Job 40:14 Then will I confesse vnto the also, that thyne awne right hande shall saue the.
Job 40:15 Beholde, the beast Behemoth (whom I made wyth the) whych eateth haye as an oxe: Job 40:16 lo, how stronge he is in hys loynes, and what power he hath in the nauell of his body. Job 40:17 He spredeth out hys tayle lyke a Cedre tre, all hys vaynes are styf. Job 40:18 Hys shynnes are lyke pypes of brasse, hys rydge bones are lyke staues of yron. Job 40:19 Fyrst, when God made him, he ordened the wildernesse for him, Job 40:20 that the mountaynes shulde geue hym grasse, where all the beastes of the felde take their pastyme. Job 40:21 He lyeth amonge the redes in the Mosses, Job 40:22 the fennes hyde him with their shadowe, and the wylowes of the broke couer him rounde aboute. Job 40:23 Lo, without any labour myght he drincke out of the whoale floude, and suppe of Iordane without any trauayle. Job 40:24 Who darre laye hande vpon hym openly, and vndertake to catch him? Or, who darre put a hooke thorow his nose, and lay a snare for hym?