40:1 And the Lord answering Job out of the whirlwind, said :
40:2 Gird up thy loins like a man : I will ask thee, and do thou tell me.
40:3 Wilt thou make void my judgment : and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified?
40:4 And hast thou an arm like God, and canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
40:5 Clothe thyself with beauty, and set thyself up on high and be glorious, and put on goodly garments.
40:6 Scatter the proud in thy indignation, and behold every arrogant man, and humble him.
40:7 Look on all that are proud, and confound them, and crush the wicked in their place.
40:8 Hide them in the dust together, and plunge their faces into the pit.
40:9 Then I will confess that thy right hand is able to save thee.
40:10 Behold behemoth whom I made with thee, he eateth grass like an ox.
40:11 His strength is in his loins, and his force in the navel of his belly.
40:12 He setteth up his tail like a cedar, the sinews of his testicles are wrapped together.
40:13 His bones are like pipes of brass, his gristle like plates of iron.
40:14 He is the beginning of the ways of God, who made him, he will apply his sword.
40:15 To him the mountains bring forth grass : there all the beasts of the field shall play.
40:16 He sleepeth under the shadow, in the covert of the reed, and in moist places.
40:17 The shades cover his shadow, the willows of the brook shall compass him about.
40:18 Behold, he will drink up a river, and not wonder : and he trusteth that the Jordan may run into his mouth.
40:19 In his eyes as with a hook he shall take him, and bore through his nostrils with stakes.
40:20 Canst thou draw out the leviathan with a hook, or canst thou tie his tongue with a cord?
40:21 Canst thou put a ring in his nose, or bore through his jaw with a buckle?
40:22 Will he make many supplications to thee, or speak soft words to thee?
40:23 Will he make a covenant with thee, and wilt thou take him to be a servant for ever?
40:24 Shalt thou play with him as with a bird, or tie him up for thy handmaids?
40:25 Shall friends cut him in pieces, shall merchants divide him?
40:26 Wilt thou fill nets with his skin, and the cabins of fishes with his head?
40:27 Lay thy hand upon him : remember the battle, and speak no more.
40:28 Behold his hope shall fail him, and in the sight of all he shall be cast down.
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