Job 40:1 ←
Job 40:2 ←
Will he who is protesting give teaching to the Ruler of all? Let him who has arguments to put forward against God give an answer.
Job 40:3 ←
And Job said in answer to the Lord,
Job 40:4 ←
Truly, I am of no value; what answer may I give to you? I will put my hand on my mouth.
Job 40:5 ←
I have said once, and even twice, what was in my mind, but I will not do so again.
Job 40:6 ←
Then the Lord made answer to Job out of the storm-wind, and said,
Job 40:7 ←
Get your strength together like a man of war: I will put questions to you, and you will give me the answers.
Job 40:8 ←
Will you even make my right of no value? will you say that I am wrong in order to make clear that you are right?
Job 40:9 ←
Have you an arm like God? have you a voice of thunder like his?
Job 40:10 ←
Put on the ornaments of your pride; be clothed with glory and power:
Job 40:11 ←
Let your wrath be overflowing; let your eyes see all the sons of pride, and make them low.
Job 40:12 ←
Send destruction on all who are lifted up, pulling down the sinners from their places.
Job 40:13 ←
Let them be covered together in the dust; let their faces be dark in the secret place of the underworld.
Job 40:14 ←
Then I will give praise to you, saying that your right hand is able to give you salvation.
Job 40:15 ←
See now the Great Beast, whom I made, even as I made you; he takes grass for food, like the ox.
Job 40:16 ←
His strength is in his body, and his force in the muscles of his stomach.
Job 40:17 ←
His tail is curving like a cedar; the muscles of his legs are joined together.
Job 40:18 ←
His bones are pipes of brass, his legs are like rods of iron.
Job 40:19 ←
He is the chief of the ways of God, made by him for his pleasure.
Job 40:20 ←
He takes the produce of the mountains, where all the beasts of the field are at play.
Job 40:21 ←
He takes his rest under the trees of the river, and in the pool, under the shade of the water-plants.
Job 40:22 ←
He is covered by the branches of the trees; the grasses of the stream are round him.
Job 40:23 ←
Truly, if the river is overflowing, it gives him no cause for fear; he has no sense of danger, even if Jordan is rushing against his mouth.
Job 40:24 ←
Will anyone take him when he is on the watch, or put metal teeth through his nose?