The Darby Bible
Job, Chapter 40

   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?

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