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1Moreover, the Lord answered Job and said,2Shall he that contends with the Almighty instruct him? Let him that disputes with God answer this.3Then Job answered the Lord and said,4Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay my hand over my mouth.5Once I have spoken; but I will not answer; even twice, but I will proceed no further.
6Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind and said,7Gird up thy loins now like a man; I will ask thee, and explain thou unto me.8Wilt thou disannul my judgment? Wilt thou condemn me, that thou may be justified?9Hast thou an arm like God? And canst thou thunder with a voice like him?10Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.11Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath; and behold every one that is proud and bring him down.12Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.13Hide them in the dust together; and blindfold their faces in darkness.14Then I will also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
15Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eats grass as an ox.16Behold now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.17He moves his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.18His bones are as strong as brass; his members are like bars of iron.19He is the beginning of the ways of God; he that made him shall make his sword draw near unto him.20Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.21He shall lie down under the shade, in the covert of the reeds and of the damp places.22The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.23Behold, he shall drink up a river and not change; he trusts that he can draw up the Jordan into his mouth.24His maker shall take him by the weakness of his eyes in a snare, and pierce through his nose.