Job humbleth himself to God.
Job 40:1 Moreouer, God spake vnto Iob & sayde: Job 40:2 Can he that stryueth with the almightye, be at reste? Shulde not he whiche disputeth with God, geue hym an aunswere?
Job 40:3 Iob answered the Lorde, sayinge: Job 40:4 Beholde, I am to vyle a personne, to aunswere the, therfore wyll I laye my hand vpon my mouth. Job 40:5 Ones or twise haue I spoken, but I wyll saye no more.
God stirreth him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom.
Job 40:6 Then spake the Lorde vnto Iob oute of the storme, & sayd: Job 40:7 Gyrd vp thy loynes lyke a man, & tell me the thynges that I wyl aske the. Job 40:8 Wilt thou disanulle my iudgemente? Or wilt thou condempne me, that thou thy selfe mayest be made righteous? Job 40:9 Is thyne arme then lyke the arme of God? Maketh thy voyce such a sound as hys doeth? Job 40:10 Then arme thy selfe with thyne owne power, vp, decke the in thy ioly araye, Job 40:11 poure oute the indignacyon of thy wrath: se that thou caste doune all the proude, Job 40:12 loke well, that thou makest all suche as be stubborne, to obeye: treade all the vngodlye vnder thy fete, Job 40:13 caste them doune vnto the myre. and couer theyr faces wt darckenesse. Job 40:14 Then wil I confesse also, þt thyne owne ryghte hande hath saued the.
Job 40:15 Behold Behemoth (whom I made with the) which eateth haye as an oxe: Job 40:16 lo, how strong he is in his loynes, & what power he hathe in the nauell of hys bodye. Job 40:17 He spredeth oute hys tayle like a Cedre tre, all hys vaynes are stife. Job 40:18 His shynnes are lyke pypes of brasse, hys rygge bones are lyke staues of yron. Job 40:19 Fyrste when God made hym, he ordened the wyldernesse for hym, Job 40:20 that the mountaynes shuld geue hym grasse, where all the beastes of the fylde take theyr pastyme. Job 40:21 He lyeth amonge the redes in the Mosses, the fennes Job 40:22 hyde him wyth theyr shadowe, & the wylowes of the broke couer hym rounde about. Job 40:23 Lo, withoute any labour myght he drincke out of the whole floud & suppe of Iordane wythoute anye trayle. Job 40:24 Who darre laye hande vpon him openlye, & vndertake to catche hym? Or, who darre put a hooke thorowe hys nose, & laye a snare for hym.