1Moreover Hashem answered Iyov, and said, 2Shall he that contendeth with Shaddai correct him? The mokhiach Eloah (rebuker of G-d), let him answer it. 3Then Iyov answered Hashem, and said, 4See, I am vile; what shall I answer Thee? I will lay mine yad upon my mouth. 5Once have I spoken, but I will not answer; yea, shtayim (twice), but I will proceed no further. 6Then answered Hashem unto Iyov out of the whirlwind, and said, 7Gird up thy loins now like a gever. I will question thee, and thou shall answer Me. 8Wilt thou also annul My mishpat (justice)? Wilt thou condemn Me, that thou mayest be justified? 9Hast thou a zero'a like El? Or canst thou thunder with a kol (voice) like Him? 10Adorn thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with hod (glory) and hadar (splendor). 11Unleash thy evrot af (furious wrath); and behold every one that is proud, and bring him low. 12Look on every one that is proud, and humble him, and tread down the resha'im in their place. 13Bury them in the aphar together; shroud their faces in the crypt. 14Then odecha (will I confess, admit unto thee) that thine own right hand can save thee. 15Hinei now behemot (hippopotamus), which I made along with thee; he eateth grass like an ox. 16Hinei now, his koach is in his loins, and his force is in the sinews of his beten (belly). 17He moveth his zanav (tail) like a cedar branch; the sinews of his thighs are firmly interwoven. 18His atzmot are like tubes of nechoshet; his limbs are like rods of barzel (iron). 19He is the reshit (firstling) of the ways of El; He, his Maker, can approach it with His cherev. 20Surely the harim bring forth food for him, where all the wild beasts play. 21He lieth under the shade of lotus plants, beseter (in the covert) of the reed and marsh. 22The lotus plants cover him with their shadow; the willows by the nakhal (brook, stream) surround him. 23See, when the nahar (river) rages, he is not alarmed; he is confident, though Yarden breaketh forth upon his mouth. 24While he is looking can one capture him? With mokeshim (hooks) can one pierce his nose?
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