Job humbleth himself to God.
Job 40:1 And the Lord went on, and said to Job: Job 40:2 Shall he that contendeth with God be so easily silenced? surely he that reproveth God, ought to answer him.
Job 40:3 Then Job answered the Lord, and said: Job 40:4 What can I answer, who hath spoken inconsiderately? I will lay my hand upon my mouth. Job 40:5 One thing I have spoken, which I wish I had not said: and another, to which I will add no more.
God stirreth him up to shew his righteousness, power, and wisdom.
Job 40:6 And the Lord answering Job out of the whirlwind, said: Job 40:7 Gird up thy loins like a man: I will ask thee, and do thou tell me. Job 40:8 Wilt thou make void my judgment: and condemn me, that thou mayst be justified? Job 40:9 And hast thou an arm like God, and canst thou thunder with a voice like him? Job 40:10 Clothe thyself with beauty, and set thyself up on high, and be glorious, and put on goodly garments. Job 40:11 Scatter the proud in thy indignation, and behold every arrogant man, and humble him. Job 40:12 Look on all that are proud, and confound them, and crush the wicked in their place, Job 40:13 Hide them in the dust together, and plunge their faces into the pit. Job 40:14 Then I will confess that thy right hand is able to save thee.
Job 40:15 Behold behemoth whom I made with thee, he eateth grass like an ox. Job 40:16 His strength is in his loins, and his force in the navel of his belly. Job 40:17 He setteth up his tail like a cedar, the sinews of his testicles are wrapped together. Job 40:18 His bones are like pipes of brass, his gristle like plates of iron. Job 40:19 He is the beginning of the ways of God, who made him, he will apply his sword. Job 40:20 To him the mountains bring forth grass: there all the beasts of the field shall play. Job 40:21 He sleepeth under the shadow, in the covert of the reed, and in moist places. Job 40:22 The shades cover his shadow, the willows of the brook shall compass him about. Job 40:23 Behold, he will drink up a river, and not wonder: and he trusteth that the Jordan may run into his mouth. Job 40:24 In his eyes as with a hook he shall take him, and bore through his nostrils with stakes.