1 Moreover the LORD a answered Job, and said:
"Shall b the one who contends with the Almighty correct Him?
He who c rebukes God, let him answer it."
3 Then Job answered the LORD and said:
"Behold, d I am vile;
What shall I answer You?
e I lay my hand over my mouth. 5 Once I have spoken, but I will not answer;
Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further."
6 f Then the LORD answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said:
"Now g 1 prepare yourself like a man;
h I will question you, and you shall answer Me: 8 "Would i you indeed 2 annul My judgment?
Would you condemn Me that you may be justified? 9 Have you an arm like God?
Or can you thunder with j a voice like His?
k Then adorn yourself with majesty and splendor,
And array yourself with glory and beauty. 11 Disperse the rage of your wrath;
Look on everyone who is proud, and humble him. 12 Look on everyone who is l proud, and bring him low;
Tread down the wicked in their place. 13 Hide them in the dust together,
Bind their faces in hidden darkness. 14 Then I will also confess to you
That your own right hand can save you.
"Look now at the 3 behemoth, 3 which I made along with you;
He eats grass like an ox. 16 See now, his strength is in his hips,
And his power is in his stomach muscles. 17 He moves his tail like a cedar;
The sinews of his thighs are tightly knit. 18 His bones are like beams of bronze,
His ribs like bars of iron.
He is the first of the m ways of God;
Only He who made him can bring near His sword. 20 Surely the mountains n yield food for him,
And all the beasts of the field play there. 21 He lies under the lotus trees,
In a covert of reeds and marsh. 22 The lotus trees cover him with their shade;
The willows by the brook surround him. 23 Indeed the river may rage,
Yet he is not disturbed;
He is confident, though the Jordan gushes into his mouth, 24 Though he takes it in his eyes,
Or one pierces his nose with a snare.