1: Moreover Yahweh answered Job,
2: "Shall he who argues contend with the Almighty? He who argues with God, let him answer it."
3: Then Job answered Yahweh,
4: "Behold, I am of small account. What shall I answer you? I lay my hand on my mouth.
5: I have spoken once, and I will not answer; Yes, twice, but I will proceed no further."
6: Then Yahweh answered Job out of the whirlwind,
7: "Now brace yourself like a man. I will question you, and you will answer me.
8: Will you even annul my judgment? Will you condemn me, that you may be justified?
9: Or do you have an arm like God? Can you thunder with a voice like him?
10: "Now deck yourself with excellency and dignity. Array yourself with honor and majesty.
11: Pour out the fury of your anger. Look at everyone who is proud, and bring him low.
12: Look at everyone who is proud, and humble him. Crush the wicked in their place.
13: Hide them in the dust together. Bind their faces in the hidden place.
14: Then I will also admit to you that your own right hand can save you.
15: "See now, behemoth, which I made as well as you. He eats grass as an ox.
16: Look now, his strength is in his thighs. His force is in the muscles of his belly.
17: He moves his tail like a cedar. The sinews of his thighs are knit together.
18: His bones are like tubes of brass. His limbs are like bars of iron.
19: He is the chief of the ways of God. He who made him gives him his sword.
20: Surely the mountains produce food for him, where all the animals of the field play.
21: He lies under the lotus trees, in the covert of the reed, and the marsh.
22: The lotuses cover him with their shade. The willows of the brook surround him.
23: Behold, if a river overflows, he doesn't tremble. He is confident, though the Jordan swells even to his mouth.
24: Shall any take him when he is on the watch, or pierce through his nose with a snare?