Job humbleth himself to God.
Job 40:1 Moreover, the LORD answered Job, and said, Job 40:2 Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct [him]? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
Job 40:3 Then Job answered the LORD, and said, Job 40:4 Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth. Job 40:5 Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yes, 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 to me. Job 40:8 Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous? Job 40:9 Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like his? Job 40:10 Deck thyself now [with] majesty and excellence; and array thyself with glory and beauty. Job 40:11 Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold 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 in their place. Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together; bind their faces in secret. Job 40:14 Then will I also confess to thee that thy own right hand can save thee.
Job 40:15 Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox. Job 40:16 Lo now, his strength [is] in his loins, and his force [is] in the navel of his belly. Job 40:17 He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his male organs are wrapped together. Job 40:18 His bones [are as] strong pieces of brass; his bones [are] like bars of iron. Job 40:19 He [is] the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach [him]. Job 40:20 Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. Job 40:21 He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens. Job 40:22 The shady trees cover him [with] their shadow; the willows of the brook encompass him. Job 40:23 Behold, he drinketh up a river, [and] hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth. Job 40:24 He taketh it with his eyes: [his] nose pierceth through snares.