1The Lord answered Job:
2Will the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him?
Let him who argues with God give an answer. # Lit God respond to it
3Then Job answered the Lord:
4I am so insignificant. How can I answer You? #Ezr 9:6Jb 29:9|NoBook| 42:6
I place my hand over my mouth.
5I have spoken once, and I will not reply;
twice, but now I can add nothing. #Jb 9:3|NoBook| 33:14Ps 62:11
6Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind: #Jb 38:1Jr 30:23Ezk 13:11
7Get ready to answer Me like a man;
When I question #2Sm 11:7Jb 38:3|NoBook| 42:4 you, you will inform Me.
8Would you really challenge My justice?
Would you declare Me guilty #Jb 9:20Ps 37:33Is 50:9 to justify yourself? #Jb 32:2Ps 51:4Rm 3:4
9Do you have an arm like God’s?
Can you thunder with a voice like His?
10Adorn yourself with majesty #Ps 93:1|NoBook| 96:6|NoBook| 104:1 and splendor,
and clothe yourself with honor and glory.
11Unleash your raging anger; #Jb 14:13|NoBook| 19:11|NoBook| 21:17
look on every proud person and humiliate him. #Is 2:11Ezk 21:26Dn 4:37
12Look on every proud person and humble him; #Ps 18:27Is 13:11|NoBook| 63:3
trample the wicked where they stand. # Lit wicked in their place
13Hide them together in the dust;
imprison them in the grave. # Lit together; bind their faces in the hidden place
14Then I will confess to you
that your own right hand #Ps 17:7|NoBook| 20:6|NoBook| 108:6 can deliver you. #Ps 3:8|NoBook| 49:7|NoBook| 62:2
15Look at Behemoth,
which I made along with you.
He eats grass like an ox.
16Look at the strength of his loins
and the power in the muscles of his belly.
17He stiffens his tail like a cedar tree;
the tendons of his thighs are woven firmly together.
18His bones are bronze tubes;
his limbs are like iron rods.
19He is the foremost of God’s works; #Jb 26:14Pr 8:22
only his Maker can draw the sword against him.
20The hills yield food for him,
while all sorts of wild animals play there.
21He lies under the lotus plants,
hiding in the protection # Lit plants, in the hiding place of marshy reeds.
22Lotus plants cover him with their shade;
the willows by the brook surround him.
23Though the river rages, Behemoth is unafraid;
he remains confident, even if the Jordan surges up to his mouth.
24Can anyone capture him while he looks on, # Lit capture it in its eyes
or pierce his nose with snares?