Then the Lord said to Job,
"Will the faultfinder acontend with the Almighty? Let him who breproves God answer it."
Then Job answered the Lord and said,
"Behold, I am insignificant; what can I reply to You? I alay my hand on my mouth.
"Once I have spoken, and aI will not answer; Even twice, and I will add nothing more."
Then the aLord answered Job out of the storm and said,
"Now agird up your loins like a man; I will bask you, and you instruct Me.
"Will you really aannul My judgment? Will you bcondemn Me cthat you may be justified?
"Or do you have an arm like God, And can you athunder with a voice like His?
"aAdorn yourself with eminence and dignity, And clothe yourself with honor and majesty.
"Pour out athe overflowings of your anger, And look on everyone who is bproud, and make him low.
"Look on everyone who is proud, and ahumble him, And btread down the wicked where they stand.
"aHide them in the dust together; Bind them in the hidden place.
"Then I will also confess to you, That your own right hand can save you.
"Behold now, Behemoth, which aI made as well as you; He eats grass like an ox.
"Behold now, his strength in his loins And his power in the muscles of his belly.
"He bends his tail like a cedar; The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
"His bones are tubes of bronze; His limbs are like bars of iron.
"He is the afirst of the ways of God; Let his bmaker bring near his sword.
"Surely the mountains abring him food, And all the beasts of the field bplay there.
"Under the lotus plants he lies down, In the covert of the reeds and the marsh.
"The lotus plants cover him with shade; The willows of the brook surround him.
"If a river rages, he is not alarmed; He is confident, though the aJordan rushes to his mouth.
"Can anyone capture him when he is on watch, With barbs can anyone pierce his nose?