Job humbleth himself to God.
Job 40:1 And Jehovah doth answer Job, and saith: Job 40:2 Is the striver with the Mighty instructed? The reprover of God, let him answer it.
Job 40:3 And Job answereth Jehovah, and saith: Job 40:4 Lo, I have been vile, What do I return to Thee? My hand I have placed on my mouth. Job 40:5 Once I have spoken, and I answer not, And twice, and I add not.
God stirreth him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom.
Job 40:6 And Jehovah answereth Job out of the whirlwind, and saith: Job 40:7 Gird, I pray thee, as a man, thy loins, I ask thee, and cause thou Me to know. Job 40:8 Dost thou also make void My judgment? Dost thou condemn Me, That thou mayest be righteous? Job 40:9 And an arm like God hast thou? And with a voice like Him dost thou thunder? Job 40:10 Put on, I pray thee, excellency and loftiness, Yea, honour and beauty put on. Job 40:11 Scatter abroad the wrath of thine anger, And see every proud one, and make him low. Job 40:12 See every proud onehumble him, And tread down the wicked in their place. Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together, Their faces bind in secret. Job 40:14 And even II do praise thee, For thy right hand giveth salvation to thee.
Job 40:15 Lo, I pray thee, Behemoth, that I made with thee: Grass as an ox he eateth. Job 40:16 Lo, I pray thee, his power [is] in his loins, And his strength in the muscles of his belly. Job 40:17 He doth bend his tail as a cedar, The sinews of his thighs are wrapped together, Job 40:18 His bones [are] tubes of brass, His bones [are] as a bar of iron. Job 40:19 He [is] a beginning of the ways of God, His Maker bringeth nigh his sword; Job 40:20 For food do mountains bear for him, And all the beasts of the field play there. Job 40:21 Under shades he lieth down, In a secret place of reed and mire. Job 40:22 Cover him do shades, [with] their shadow, Cover him do willows of the brook. Job 40:23 Lo, a flood oppressethhe doth not haste, He is confident though Jordan Doth come forth unto his mouth. Job 40:24 Before his eyes doth [one] take him, With snares doth [one] pierce the nose?