Job 40
The Scriptures (ISR 1998)

1And יהוה answered Iyoḇ, and said,

2“Should a reprover contend with the Almighty? Let him who reproves Eloah answer it.”

3And Iyoḇ answered יהוה and said,

4“See, I am insignificant, what would I answer You? I lay my hand over my mouth.

5Once I have spoken, but I have no answer – and twice, but I say no more.”

6Then יהוה answered Iyoḇ out of the whirlwind, and said,

7“Now gird up your loins like a man; I ask you, and you answer Me.

8Would you also set aside My judgment? Would you pronounce Me wrong, and you be declared righteous?

9Or do you have an arm like Ěl? Or do you thunder with a voice like His?

10Deck yourself, please, with excellency and grandeur, and put on esteem and splendour.

11Scatter abroad the rage of your wrath, and look on everyone who is proud and bring him low.

12Look on everyone who is proud, humble him. And tread down the wrong-doers in their place.

13Hide them in the dust together, bind their faces in obscurity.

14Then even I would confess to you that your own right hand does save you.

15See now, Behĕmoth, which I made along with you – he eats grass like an ox.

16See now, his strength is in his loins, and his power is in his stomach muscles.

17He bends his tail like a cedar; the sinews of his thighs are knit together.

18His bones are like tubes of bronze, his ribs like bars of iron.

19He is the beginning of the ways of Ěl. His Maker brings near His sword.

20For the mountains yield food for him, and all the beasts of the field play there.

21He lies under the slender trees, under cover of reed and swamp.

22The slender trees cover him with their shade; the willows by the stream surround him.

23See, if a river rages, he is not alarmed; he feels safe, even if the Yardĕn gushes into his mouth,

24Before his eyes, shall he be caught, with snares? Or his nose pierced?

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