Chapter 40
40:1  Moreover the LORD answered Job, and said,
40:2  Shall he that contendeth with the Almighty instruct him? he that reproveth God, let him answer it.
40:3  Then Job answered the LORD, and said,
40:4  Behold, I am vile; what shall I answer thee? I will lay mine hand upon my mouth.
40:5  Once have I spoken; but I will not answer: yea, twice; but I will proceed no further.
40:6  Then answered the LORD unto Job out of the whirlwind, and said,
40:7  Gird up thy loins now like a man: I will demand of thee, and declare thou unto me.
40:8  Wilt thou also disannul my judgment? wilt thou condemn me, that thou mayest be righteous?
40:9  Hast thou an arm like God? or canst thou thunder with a voice like him?
40:10  Deck thyself now with majesty and excellency; and array thyself with glory and beauty.
40:11  Cast abroad the rage of thy wrath: and behold every one that is proud, and abase him.
40:12  Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down the wicked in their place.
40:13  Hide them in the dust together; and bind their faces in secret.
40:14  Then will I also confess unto thee that thine own right hand can save thee.
40:15  Behold now behemoth, which I made with thee; he eateth grass as an ox.
40:16  Lo now, his strength is in his loins, and his force is in the navel of his belly.
40:17  He moveth his tail like a cedar: the sinews of his stones are wrapped together.
40:18  His bones are as strong pieces of brass; his bones are like bars of iron.
40:19  He is the chief of the ways of God: he that made him can make his sword to approach unto him.
40:20  Surely the mountains bring him forth food, where all the beasts of the field play.
40:21  He lieth under the shady trees, in the covert of the reed, and fens.
40:22  The shady trees cover him with their shadow; the willows of the brook compass him about.
40:23  Behold, he drinketh up a river, and hasteth not: he trusteth that he can draw up Jordan into his mouth.
40:24  He taketh it with his eyes: his nose pierceth through snares.