1: And Jehovah answered Job and said, 2: Shall he that will contend with the Almighty instruct [him]? he that reproveth God, let him answer it. 3: And Job answered Jehovah and said, 4: Behold, I am nought: what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand upon my mouth. 5: Once have I spoken, and I will not answer; yea twice, but I will proceed no further. 6: And Jehovah answered Job out of the whirlwind and said, 7: Gird up now thy loins like a man: I will demand of thee, and inform thou me. 8: Wilt thou also annul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me that thou mayest be righteous? 9: Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him? 10: Deck thyself now with glory and excellency, and clothe thyself with majesty and splendour. 11: Cast abroad the ragings of thine anger, and look on every one that is proud, and abase him: 12: Look on every one that is proud, bring him low, and tread down the wicked in their place: 13: Hide them in the dust together; bind their faces in secret. 14: Then will I also praise thee, because thy right hand saveth thee. 15: See now the behemoth, which I made with thee: he eateth grass as an ox. 16: Behold now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the muscles of his belly. 17: He bendeth his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are woven together. 18: His bones are tubes of bronze, his members are like bars of iron. 19: He is the chief of God's ways: he that made him gave him his sword. 20: For the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play. 21: He lieth under lotus-bushes, in the covert of the reed and fen: 22: Lotus-bushes cover him with their shade; the willows of the brook surround him. 23: Lo, the river overfloweth -- he startleth not: he is confident though a Jordan break forth against his mouth. 24: Shall he be taken in front? will they pierce through [his] nose in the trap?