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